Excitement is high …even the scrooges among us have to admit that the winter holiday with little people around is a whole lot of magic and wonder. This time of year can also be the blinking busiest so fear not, there’s loads of family things to do at Christmas and we’ve rounded up the top happenings in Manchester and the North, just for you.
Here are our picks
One of the biggest Christmas Markets in Europe, you’ll be able to explore over 300 stalls in ten different locations across the city. Albert Square remains the main hub, opposite the town hall, but you’ll also find them in St Anne’s Square, Cathedral Gardens and many more areas around the city, including King Street, Market Street and Exchange Street.
Surely nothing says Christmas like a maths lecture? Dr Hannah Fry is here to prove just that! Started by Michael Faraday in 1825, The Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures are always entertaining for the whole family.
Christmas at Quarry Bank is welcoming families to search the grounds for reindeer, experience what Christmas would have been like for the Georgian Mill Workers and warm up with some cosy festive treats.