When do Manchester Christmas markets start? | The Sun

GET your tinsel and lights and Christmas tree out, because the holiday season is about to begin.

And where can you find some lovely and jolly decorations and gifts to make your home feel more special and magical than ever? The Manchester Christmas Market.

When do Manchester Christmas markets start?

The Manchester Christmas markets made the north a bit more magical on November 10, 2022.

They will keep on doing so until Thursday, December 22, 2022.

You can buy decorations, gifts, hot food and drink every day throughout this period from 10am.

The food and drink stalls tend to close at 9pm while the retail ones close by 8pm.

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The lead Councillor for Christmas at the Manchester City Council, Pat Karney, said a while back: "Christmas is looking better than ever this year in Manchester with our world-beating Christmas markets set to open in three weeks' time, and a whole host of other unmissable free festive treats also coming our way.

"Everyone knows that Manchester does Christmas better than anywhere else and I've been counting down the days to the opening of our Christmas markets again since the day they closed last year.

"We've got some fantastic new festive additions to the markets this year, as well as some other soon-to-be announced unmissable festive surprises which are set to get everyone in Manchester smiling in the run-up to Christmas."

Where are the Christmas markets in Manchester?

There are several Christmas markets set up in Manchester.

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The famous four are those found in Exchange Square, St Ann's Square, King Street and Market Street.

Cathedral Gardens will also have food and drink stalls set up along with an ice rink.

Piccadilly Gardens will be transformed into the Winter Gardens and they promised that it will be "bigger and better than ever this year."

What will be at the Christmas markets in Manchester?

At the classic and main four Christmas markets, one can find Christmas decorations, gifts, food and hot drinks such as mulled wine and hot chocolate.

At St Ann's Square, one can once again find the bar selling German beers and warm cherry Gluhwein.

Meanwhile, at King Street, you can taste food from all over Europe such as Italian cannelloni, Greek gyros, French garlic mushrooms and Salford Rum.

There will also be middle eastern food available thanks to the newcomer restaurant Habas.

The ice rink at Cathedral Gardens opened on October 21, 2022, just in time for the half term and you can go and test out your ice skating skills until January 3, 2022.

They've also set up some food and drink stalls for you to regain your energy after a skating session.

At the Winter Gardens, visitors can enjoy some pancakes and churros while there are also vegan options.

Vegans can taste Christmas with a selection of bratwursts while stalls will also be selling cookie dough, Amsterdam Frites and ales.

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Over 18s can also enjoy themselves at the Nordic-themed double tipi bar with heaters, ambient lighting, wooden benches, fake fur, a fire pit and some drinks.

There will also be DJs and performers throughout the week to keep the crowd entertained.

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