Manchester Christmas Markets

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Manchester Christmas Markets 2020
Image courtesy of Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester Christmas Markets at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, 8 November–21 December 2019, free entry - Visit now

The Manchester Christmas Markets 2020 are back! Where better to experience the full Yuletide experience than these world-famous markets?

You’ll be able to explore over 300 stalls in multiple locations across the city. Albert Square remains the main hub, opposite the town hall, but you’ll also find them in Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, Market Street, St Ann’s Square and King Street.

This festive season marks twenty years since the Manchester Christmas Markets first came to the city

This festive season marks twenty years since the markets first came to Manchester, and they get bigger, better and more popular with each passing year. This year a whole host of new Manchester traders will make their mark on the city, including a bunch of fantastic new festive stalls on Piccadilly Gardens, such as Campfire S’mores and More, and, er, more.

Old favourites, such as the Moose House and Windmill House bar, will be back at Albert Square, but you can also expect to find much-loved Northern Quarter fried chicken outlet Yard And Coop, plus EatNewYork and their gourmet bagels on New Cathedral Street.

Joyfully stumble around wooden huts with mulled wine, check out a giant illuminated Santa, and much more

As well as all this, you can joyfully stumble around wooden huts with mulled wine, check out a giant illuminated Santa, sip from festive mugs, scoff hot chocolates and, of course, navigate the bustling crowds all full of Christmas cheer.

And if you’re looking for Christmas gifts, here’s your one-stop shop for everything you need – fancy cheeses, high-end spirits, jewellery, fridge magnets, cute trinkets, as well as a wealth of cured meats and gingerbread bread houses.

If you’ve been before, you’ll know the weekends are the busiest times so stick to midweek trips if you want to avoid the crowds. But more than anything, make sure you don your favourite Christmas jumper. They’re a must for any self-respecting visitor to the Manchester Christmas Markets 2020.

Across Piccadilly Gardens, Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, Market Street, St Ann’s Square and King Street

Manchester Christmas Markets at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

8 November–21 December 2019
Free entry

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