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Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Markets

The Manchester Christmas Markets are a beloved celebration in the UK, held during the Christmas season. Spread throughout the city centre, the markets feature various areas including Albert Square and St Ann’s Square. Visitors can explore a wide range of stalls offering handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, unique gifts, and tasty seasonal treats. The markets are known for their diverse food and drink options, including German sausages, pretzels, mulled wine, and a variety of international and local cuisines. With live music, street performances, and entertainment for all ages, the markets create a lively and festive atmosphere. Carol singers and bands also contribute to the holiday spirit

Manchester Christmas Markets, Exciting UK Short Stays.

Are you trying to research what the best city break Christmas Market stay in the UK is for 2-23? Keep reading and we can offer advice. What’s Manchester Christmas market like in 2023? Here is what we know so far.

About Manchester City Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market gets a reliable 4.5/5 stars from reviewers on the Visit Manchester site. The market is massive – one of the biggest in the UK – at over 220 stalls. The first ever festive market opened in Manchester all the way back in 1998. This year will be the 24th market, a lovely way to celebrate those 24 days of Christmas.

Where is the Manchester Christmas Market in 2023?

You will find the large scale market in Manchester in Piccadilly Gardens. The market uses quaint little ski chalet stalls made of wood to add to that gingerbread-cottage feel. They also transform part of town into an ice rink, so be ready.

What are the dates and times of the Christmas Markets in Manchester?

The Christmas Market in Manchester is scheduled to run from November 10th to December 21st. Although the opening times for this year haven’t been disclosed yet, it’s worth noting that in 2022, the market operated from 11am to 9pm on most days. We can anticipate a similar schedule for the upcoming year.

Are there smaller or niche markets?

There is a small funfair beside the ice rink in Cathedral Gardens. The majority of the food vendors are in St Ann’s Square. You can also find a whole host of European stalls on King Street.

Where to stay for the Manchester Festive Period?

Take a short city break in Manchester this festive period to unwind over hot chocolate and food stalls in the snow. Book a break with our partners and enjoy great discounted rates for the best breaks in Britain. We found these great hotels for fantastic prices:

Christmas Market Hotels

We’ve found some amazing prices on Manchester hotels on Christmas Market dates. Prices and Availability correct at time of posting and may change


EasyHotel Manchester City Centre

Example Date: 17th – 18th December
Room Type: Twin
Price: From £30pn
Number of people: 2 Adults
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397x400 Ibis

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland St

Example Date: 18th – 19th December
Room Type: Queen
Price: From £50pn
Number of people: 2 Adults
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397x400 moxy

Moxy Manchester City

Example Date: 17th – 18th December
Room Type: King
Price: From £81pn
Number of people: 2 Adults
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397x400 dakota

Dakota Manchester

Example Date: 11th – 12th December
Room Type: Double
Price: From £124pn
Number of people: 2 Adults
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