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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. Lightopia at Heaton Park

    Lightopia at Heaton Park
    Image courtesy of Heaton Park.

    Lightopia at Heaton Park, Manchester, 18 November 2021–3 January 2022, 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.