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What’s On: 5 festive things you can do here in Manchester

What’s On: 5 festive things you can do here in Manchester

EDITORIAL USE ONLY General view of the Large Aurora puppet during the launch of the First Day of Christmas event, in Exchange Square, organised by Manchester Business Improvement District. Picture date: Saturday November 13, 2021.

Here are a handful of festive things you can get up to here in Manchester. Let the festivities commence!


Get stuck into a virtual Christmas escape room

An interesting one coming to your home. Get stuck into Breakout: Unboxed and help Santana himself escape from his very own escape room. We think you should, without Santa there’s no Christmas after all! Find out more here.


Candle making

There’s something so cosy about getting a candle on at Christmas time. And why would you buy candles when you can have a crack at making them yourself? We can already smell the amazing creations you’ll be whipping out. ou will have a chance to sample a large selection of natural essential oils and will be given an introduction to different fragrance notes and our tips on the blending the perfect scent. You will have your own custom scented 170ml candle to take home with you to enjoy. More information here.


Skate Manchester is back!

Get your skates on and get ready to hit the ice. It’s been a tough year for everyone, so the rink is back with it’s biggest set up yet which will prove to be a lot of fun with friends and family alike. What you waiting for? Get into it here!


Harry Potter - need we say more!

Take part in this nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Once the sun sets explore the sounds, lights, and special effects that will bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life.

Bring back the memories and learn more here.


Learn more about Manchester in a Christmas themed tour. Because you can never be cold in an open top bus when you’re having fun!

We’re shivering in excitement at the thought. But in all seriousness, this new tour looks to be special in every way possible. Manchester is a beauty, we all know that, but there’s something about Christmas time that makes everything so much more interesting. This specially designed tour has been designed completely with the festive period in mind. Make sure not to miss out and find out more here.


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