WIN! A weekend break in Manchester!

Susie Stubbs

You’ve been once and now we’d like you to come again – on us.

Welcome to Manchester! It’s a city we are proud to call home and one of the most culturally rich and varied in the country. But don’t just take our word for it. Everyone who joins our mailing list will be entered into a competition to win a luxury weekend break for two in Manchester this December – and get the chance to sample the city’s cultural delights for themselves.

The prize includes two nights for two people (sharing a double room) at a city centre, four-star hotel, tickets to the Royal Exchange’s rip-roaring adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors, time to see the excellent exhibition The Sensory War at Manchester Art Gallery, tickets to a performance by the Manchester Camerata at the atmospheric Albert Hall, one of Manchester’s most magical live music venues and much more. The weekend will take place from Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 December 2014, which means that you’ll also have a chance to stock up on last minute gifts at the city’s hugely popular Christmas markets or in some of its eclectic, independent stores.

To enter this competition, all you need to do is sign up for our mailing list (using the form on the page) and we’ll do the rest. Don’t worry, we never share data and we won’t bombard you with emails. Promise.

Terms and conditions: The winner will be selected at random from all correct mailing list submissions received via this specific promotion. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Prize is valid only on dates given and includes 2 nights’ accommodation, with breakfast, for up to 2 adults sharing a room. Tickets for events are non-transferable and will be given only to the named winner of this competition. Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors is for two people, on the evening of Saturday 13 December, performance starts at 8pm (collect tickets from Box Office on the night of the performance). Employees of Creative Tourist, the Manchester Partnership, Royal Exchange Theatre, the University of Manchester and associated companies, are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list. Closing Date: 9am, Monday 3 November 2014.

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