5 things you should do in Manchester this December

Our top 5 recommendations of things to do in Manchester this December.


1.  A Christmas concert with the Hallé

The Bridgewater Hall will be home to a number of incredible Christmas performances throughout December, including a screening of The Snowman accompanied by music from the Hallé’s symphony orchestra. So visit Bridgewater Hall to experience this festive family classic like never before!



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2. Enjoy a festive feast at The Blackfriars

Festivities at The Blackfriars are now in full swing. With a decadent Christmas menu, an array of exciting tipples and a dreamy winter tavern setting, The Blackfriars is the perfect place to dine this Christmas season.


3. Shop til you drop at the Trafford Centre

Complete your festive shopping at The Trafford Centre. With everyone’s favourite brands including Selfridges, Apple, Michael Kors, Nespresso and Goldsmiths finding Christmas gifts for your loved ones (or yourself) could not be easier.


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 4. Be mesmerised at the Lightopia Festival

Heaton Park welcomes the annual return of Lightopia. This December, take the magical journey through the grounds of Heaton Park which have been transformed by the installation of light sculptures and enjoy outdoor street food- the perfect way to warm your heart on a cold winter night.


5. Admire the Art of Banksy

If you are looking for something slightly less festive? The Art of Bansky tour has now arrived at Salford’s Media City. This highly anticipated exhibition features 145 of Banksy’s infamous works as well as some rarely seen pieces- a must see for art lovers!