Events Taking Place in Manchester This Christmas


December is right around the corner so that means one thing… Christmas!

If you’re in the Manchester area and looking for some festive fun this December, then read on to find out more.


First up is a Christmas classic, a pantomime. There are lots of different theatre shows happening in the Manchester area such as Snow White at the Middleton Arena, Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House, or if panto isn’t your thing, why not pop over to the Lowry and watch Claus- The Musical or the highly anticipated Disney’s The Lion King at the Palace Theatre?

Events at Bridgewater Hall

If you’re looking for something a bit different to the theatre, the Bridgewater Hall is jam-packed with Christmas events across December. Below are just a few of what they have to offer:

  • Alijaz and Janette- A Christmas to Remember
  • Love Actually- Film with Live Orchestra
  • Christmas At the Movies
  • Horrible Histories- Horrible Christmas
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Hallé- The Snowman

For more information about events, head over to the Bridgewater Hall to get booking your tickets.

Lightopia at Heaton Park

Next up is a special one, Lightopia. Lightopia is an award-winning immersive experience located at Heaton Park. A breath-taking journey through colourful and multi-sensory lights to help get you in the Christmas spirit.

This spectacular Christmas Fantasy trail is on from 24th November 2022 to 2nd January 2023.

Before booking your tickets, take a moment to browse the website for photos, reviews, and trail details.

Christmas Markets

A classic Manchester Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the markets. The Christmas markets in Manchester have become such a popular destination for many around the world during the festive season.

The world-famous Christmas spot is open until 22nd December 2022, so it’s the perfect day out on the lead up to Christmas.

With over 220 stalls across nine locations across the city centre, you will be sure to find many stalls to buy some unique gifts and enjoy delicious food!

There is so much more happening throughout Manchester in the lead-up to the 25th, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled across the city to spot some festive finds.

Make sure to stay tuned on The Home and Gardens blog for more Christmassy updates.

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