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What's on in Manchester

Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

  1. The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the Piazza of The Lowry Outlet Mall on the last saturday and sunday of the month. Head to the Lowry Outlet Makers Market on the final weekend of the month and expect to find the very finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and business local to the North West. Offering the opportunity to meet the producers, browse the stalls, sample and enjoy the music and performance. Look out for extended hours trading and Christmas events.
    1. 19 Apr 201922 Apr 2019
    2. 25 May 201927 May 2019
    3. 29 Jun 201930 Jun 2019
    4. 27 Jul 201928 Jul 2019
    5. 24 Aug 201926 Aug 2019
    6. 28 Sep 201929 Sep 2019
    7. 26 Oct 201927 Oct 2019
    8. 21 Nov 201924 Nov 2019
  2. Set off on The Great Christmas Expedition to discover exotic illuminated wildlife and animal characters in nine different fantastical worlds; each one different to the last – from traditional festive scenes to colourful animal-inspired illuminations.  This year the updated route will take you on a journey through new worlds that will have your imagination running wild.
    1. 22 Nov 201923 Dec 2019
  3. The Lowry is home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry.
    1. 20 Jul 201931 Dec 2019
  4. Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme
    After last year’s wildly successful 'To Jesus, Thanks for Everything' Jinkx and DeLa return to the stage this holiday season in a high-spirited scramble to maintain your interest!
    1. 1 Dec 2019

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Set off on The Great Christmas Expedition to discover exotic illuminated wildlife and animal…

Openings

Season

22nd November 2019-23rd December 2019
Ice Village Deer

Ice Village Manchester

The UK's biggest ever ice attraction comes to Cathedral Gardens in Manchester for Christmas 2018…

Openings

Manchester Ice Village 2019 opening dates and time

8th November 2019-5th January 2020
Manchester Christmas Market image of Albert Square including the stalls and 'Zippy' the giant Father Christmas that sits on Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Christmas Markets

The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best…

Openings

Albert Square openings

8th November 2019-22nd December 2019

Other site openings

8th November 2019-21st December 2019
LS Lowry: The Art and the Artist

LS Lowry: The Art and the Artist

The Lowry is home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry.

Openings

Open

20th July 2019-31st December 2019
Stoke to Manchester for £12.80 return with Virgin Trains

Stoke to Manchester for £12.80 return with Virgin Trains

Still in denial about starting the Christmas shopping? It’s time to get yourself sorted with a…

Openings

Season

1st November 2019-25th December 2019
Santa's Grotto at Manchester Arndale

Santa's Grotto at Manchester Arndale

Santa has come all the way to Manchester Arndale to find out what your little ones would love for…

Openings

Season

21st November 2019-24th December 2019
Lowry Outlet Makers Market

Lowry Outlet Makers Market

The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the Piazza of The Lowry Outlet Mall on the…

Openings

Season

21st November 2019-24th November 2019
Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-on

The Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-on heralds the start of the festive season.

Openings

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

14th November 2019
Peterloo commemorative glass, date unknown © People’s History Museum

Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

Part of the national commemorations marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester…

Openings

Open

23rd March 2019-23rd February 2020

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