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1 King Street Townhouse  4*  0.1 Miles
Standard Room   £252.0
2 Arora Hotel Manchester  4*  0.1 Miles
Double Room - Disability Access Room  BreakFast Included £107.1
3 Hotel Gotham  5*  0.1 Miles
Club Room   £195.00
4 The Midland -QHotels  4*  0.1 Miles
Standard Room   £179.1
5 Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel  5*  0.2 Miles
Superior Room  BreakFast Included £154.00
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Manchester Christmas Markets

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10 Nov 16 to 21 Dec 16

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Opening Times
MonDec: 10am - 8pm
TueDec: 10am - 8pm
WedDec: 10am - 8pm
ThuDec: 10am - 8pm
FriDec: 10am - 8pm
SatDec: 10am - 8pm
SunDec: 10am - 6pm
Bars & Albert Sq. Stalls until 9pm
Food & Drink YES
Entertainment YES
Disabled Access YES
Toilet Facilities YES
Manchester City Centre
Entry Charge
How to get there
Free Parking NO
Pay Parking YES
Coach Parking YES
Nearest Bus Route:
Nearest Railway Station:
Oxford Road, Victoria
Nearest Tram Stop:
St Peter's Square
Nearest Tube Station:
Nearest Airport:
Manchester International Airport

Manchester Christmas Markets

All you need for Christmas in the heart of Manchester

Thursday 10 November – Tuesday 20 December 2016


Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit - it’s time to head down to Manchester’s world famous Christmas Market.

Attracting shoppers from all over the UK and beyond, the market has put Manchester city centre firmly on the Christmas map – the Christmas Market has become not just a fabulous place to shop but also a hugely popular leisure destination in its own right. No Mancunian winter is complete without a wander through the chalet-lined streets of the markets.

Last year, the Christmas Markets spread over 10 different spaces around the city, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere:

Albert Square | Brazennose Street | St Ann's Square | Exchange Street | New Cathedral Street | The Corn Exchange | King Street | Market Street | Exchange Square | Cathedral Gardens

Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets returns this winter offering mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city.

With nearly 350 beautifully festooned stalls and chalets spanning 10 distinctive market sites across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all.

Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. The choice is getting bigger every year. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.

And when planning your visit, don’t miss the amazing array of food and drink! Manchester’s Christmas Markets are famous for traditional bratwurst but you can also treat yourself to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast.

Plenty of vegetarian options will be on offer, and for those with a sweet tooth the choices are even more mouth-watering, such as Dutch mini pancakes or French profiteroles!

Relax with a hot chocolate, German or Spanish beer, or French wine. Soak up the atmosphere of a truly international event with a uniquely Mancunian flavour.

Make a date in your diary to come along, enjoy yourself, and help us make Christmas 2016 the best year ever!

And with all glasses and mugs returnable as part of an environmentally friendly deposit scheme, your Christmas markets are greener than ever.

Want to keep updated about the Manchester Christmas Markets? Then make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, email us to join our mailing list.

For full information visit www.manchestermarkets.com 

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By WesBrown6, Norway No Christmas without it
Been coming to this market for the last 9 years (at least, it might be more as well). Although the stalls are mostly the same from year to year, and with the same goods for sale, it doesn't really matter because the atmosphere surrounding the whole thing is just awesome. A personal favourite of mine is the "collectible" mugs, so hopefully they will keep on making some new ones. Preferably with some new designs as well, not only a change of year :-) To me Christmas just won't be Christmas without The Manchester Christmas Markets (especially now that we can't even count on snow for Christmas Eve anymore ;-)
By FMO, New Forest Marvellous markets
We stayed in Salford Quays and caught the tram to Manchester, which made for a stress free start to our visit. Lots to see, with a good variety of goods at affordable prices. We managed to get to all of the markets, that are situated around the city. But if time is short the best area to visit is the Albert Square and Brazenose areas. We liked Manchester a lot and will return.
By hoppy, colchestr visitor
As a visitor from 200 miles away easy to find. Found stallholders friendly and helpful selling their goods. Came specifically to buy for the 3rd year. Will certainly be back
By City lad, Salford Fantastic
This City has it right with Xmas markets. Try to go as many times as we can. 2 stops on the train and could easily be in Germany.
By anna louise, yorkshire as good as the germans
Ive been to loads of the European markets in Germany , Belgium and Denmark, and so when my friend suggested Manchester, I expected very little, however I was pleasantly surprised, I can see why it wins awards. It has a lot of genuine European stalls, and sells unusual things, a lot of UK Christmas markets just sell tat and disappoint easily, but there was loads to eat, drink, try and buy and a lovely atmosphere at the bars of which there are many. and surrounded by loads of lovely shops, department stores, restaurants and pubs, I would heartily recommend this, and train travel and cheap but decent hotels make it a nice day or 2 day excursion.
By Jo, Manchester Short of a couple of things otherwise great
Manchester has to be the place to be at Christmas. The markets get bigger and better every year. People are very friendly and polite even at the busiest times. I spoke to several people I didn't know today some from Stoke and others who had come from London. Not knowing the area I was able to direct them to where they could visit other stalls in the town centre. The one thing that the markets lack is music!! Where is the Christmas band or at least music over a speaker system. I feel this would have added to the atmosphere. Otherwise Manchester is easy to get to by bus, tram, train or plane. Even though the markets are spread over the city centre most people can find them all. Maybe signs for visitors from outside Manchester would help. Also more toilet facilities. Prices vary but for unusual items the prices are good. There is plenty of food and hot drinks available. After looking round the markets there are still a large variety of shops o go round. A good day out for all the family.
By Aussie ex pat, Australia Fantastic
I visited the Manchester Xmas markets last year whilst on a visit to the UK. My husband and I had a fabulous evening and soaked up the great atmosphere. I have my mulled wine mug to remind me of my visit. The variety of food and gifts were really good and I bought souvenirs to take back home to Australia.It really made my Christmas as the weather was quite cold - how Christmas should be! Definitely on my list for my next visit!
By Heather Anne, Manchester Wonderfully Hectic
I went for the first night of this year's market and the atmosphere was very festive and happy with lots and lots of smiling faces. The only thing I will say against it is that the walkways are maybe a little small for the crowds around the town hall and you must be cautious when buying alcohol as there are badly marked areas you must stay within while drinking it so don't buy a drink unless you intend to stay put for a while. Still very much worth going to, many beautiful stalls and bars and the gingerbread goods are though a little pricey absolutely to die for. I would also suggest you give this market at least a full day as there is so much to see.
By Terence Stone, Manchester Christmas Market
I go to the Christmas Markets in Manchester every year. The Atmosphere is great and you always feel welcome. The Surrounding and attractions are close by and easy to get to. Ease of access for everyone to get round the markets from disabled to able bedded id give the market 10/10 for everything. I can not wait for the 15th il be there with the Mrs and tasting all the great food and drinks. Its a must for everyone.
By bowlofmash, Manchester Busy, Busy, Busy
It is so nice to see events like this popping up in Manchester as they are a nice and welcome change from the usual stuff going on in the city centre. I especially enjoy the array of food on offer and love the sausages as you can get a bag of goodies for a tenner, including pate and a five pound chorizo. However, the drinks are soooo expensive even though they are really nice. The mulled cider is very tasty indeed and the hot chocolate is a big hit with my boyfriend. We go every year and would recommend that everyone takes a visit to the Town Hall and around St Anne's Square as it makes for an interesting evening full of food, drink and even some oompah bands.
By Em, Manchester Only one thing missing
Love the Christmas markets ever year but for the past 2 years there has no longer been a goulash stall and it's my fav stall can we please please bring it back ????????
By Lee, Manchester Easily Britain's best christmas market
We love Manchester christmas market. We love the fact that you get a French, German, European and World market all into one. The German parts are our favourites but it's so nice to have the variety. We visit lots of markets and this one is hands down the biggest and the best in Britain. Our friends from Hamburg like it too. It offers a different take on a christmas market than simply copying the German style like in Birmingham. The Bath market it pretty but feels dull in comparison to the Manchester one. Manchester marktet is probably the largest in the country, 2nd is maybe Hyde Park in London.
By Sarah, Fleetwood, Lancashire A lovely day out
I went here with my elderly mother and young toddler and had a lovely day wandering and eating my way around Europe! This market doesn't advertise itself as a German market so I do feel the first review is a little unfair. There are many different nationalities trading here, genuine Europeans and quite a few locals too, I even managed to spot an Irish/American Santa lookalike! I do have to say that it was extremely cold, the surrounding buildings keep any sunlight off the areas where the traders are, so wrap up. And don't eat before you go. And take baby wipes if you go with a toddler and stop for a Nutella pretzel from the lovely ladies from Luxembourg...
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