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Family things to do at Christmas

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

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

  • 1. Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos! with Contact

    The Forest of Forgotten Discos! with Contact

    The Forest of Forgotten Discos! at Contact Theatre, Manchester and online, 5 December 2020, from £10.00 - Book now

    Join the Zoom-party. A digital version of Jackie Hagan’s interactive family show can be beamed straight into your homes this December.

  • 2. Lightopia at Heaton Park

    Lightopia at Heaton Park
    Image courtesy of Heaton Park.

    Lightopia at Heaton Park, Manchester, 3 December 2020–10 January 2021, from £13.00 - Book now

    This is a brand new, unique event sure to captivate young and old alike. Take a breathtaking journey through six magical, interactive art installations in Manchester’s historic Heaton Park.