Christmas is an exciting season everywhere, but more so in Manchester. Bursting with life and splendour, expect to have nothing but a thrilling and exciting experience if you decide to spend your Christmas in this city.
Holiday themed-decor, lights, live events, spectacular street dishes and dinner meals are what you expect to enjoy when you step into Manchester. So, if you’re travelling alone and do not know where to start, here are a few of our stunning suggestions for upcoming events that we know you will enjoy.
If music is your thing, then you should get a ticket for this live orchestral event. The Bridgewater Hall Autumn and Christmas collection by Halle was launched a few months ago. From September 23rd to January 2nd, you will be treated to stellar entertainment from some of the most renowned artists globally. This could be an interesting way to end your holiday season and start off the year on a high note. Guest artists and composers will perform some of the most inspiring masterpieces of all time. Head over to the official website for more information on ticket sales.
Candle-making with Cedar
Candle-making is a relaxing activity that you can monetise in the future. Cedar lifestyle is a candle-making franchise in Manchester that specialises in handmade candles. Lizzy, the company’s founder, will indulge you in a candle-making session from scratch. You can buy your ticket and secure your slot for the workshop before they sell out. The workshop ends in a few days, so you may want to grab your ticket before the event comes to a close.
Festival of Christmas Trees 15th Edition
Without the Christmas tree, the season never feels complete. Being alone makes it even harder to enjoy this activity, but thanks to events such as the Festival of Christmas Trees, you can take part in it. The 15th edition of this activity that is at the heart of December celebrations will take part until December 12th. There are several openings within the day, so find your perfect slot and enjoy the experience.
Skating is synonymous with Christmas. Escape to freight Island and the Cathedral Gardens are some of the top locations to scout for skating opportunities. This will make you want to come back to Manchester for more!
If you are not such a fan of outdoor games, take your excitement to the next level by engaging in Christmas activities at home — you can watch holidays-themed movies, from classics like “Muppet Christmas Carol” to modern ones, such as “Last Christmas”, a film from 2019 starring Emilia Clarke. Another possibility to explore indoors is game playing.
You could reunite the whole family and run a Christmas wrapping race — gifts may not be perfectly wrapped, but the fun is guaranteed. Virtual games are also an option, like “Christmas Carol Megaways”, “Santa vs. Rudolf”, “Book of Christmas” and much more can be found at the 888 casino in the UK.
Christmas Lights Viewing
Lights are the culmination of Christmas, well coupled up with a nice hearty meal. You can gaze at the dazzling displays at the RHS garden in Bridgewater among other locations. If you are looking for something more involving, Santa’s Magical Sleigh will give you a virtual reality experience. Get on board and the VR headsets will give you a full high definition experience of what Christmas feels like.
Spend Time with Santa
Ho! Ho! Ho! Guess who? Yes, you guessed right. Take some time off and spend some time with Santa and the elves this Christmas season. And no, you don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve to do this. The Trafford Centre at Trafford brings your way exciting shopping and eating experiences. To top this up, you can chill with Santa and try to get a gift out of him if you’ve been a good boy or girl this year.
So, there you have it. You can participate in an array of events all through this season without running out of ideas. Just ensure that you buy your tickets early enough to avoid that unwarranted last-minute rush.