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Manchester Christmas Market

Will there be a Christmas Market in Manchester this Year?

Manchester Christmas Markets are an annual event and have already been given the go ahead for 2023

With 300+ wooden chalets spread across 10 different locations throughout the city, Manchester has one of the biggest and best ‘Christmas Sehenswürdigkeiten’  (German Christmas markets) in the UK.

Manchester Christmas Markets


Manchester Christmas Market Location

Where are the Manchester Christmas markets 2023?

Manchester Christmas Markets are spread across the city centre, in various locations, but it is so easy to follow and all within walking distance of each other.

In the evenings the town looks magical all lit up and they have street entertainment too.

Best Sat Nav Address: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1AF

The Closest rail links are Deansgate and Victoria train station. 


Manchester Christmas Market Dates 2023

What date are the Christmas Markets in Manchester?

The official opening date for Manchester Christmas Market 2023 is Saturday 11th November – Friday 22nd December 2023.

Previous Dates

  • Thursday 10th November – Thursday 22nd December 2022
  • Friday 12th November – Wednesday 22nd December 2021
  • Cancelled in 2020
  • Friday 8th November – Sunday 22nd December 2019


Manchester Christmas Market Opening Times

Manchester Market Retail stalls will be open Daily at 10am until 8pm

Manchester Market Food & Drink stalls will be open Daily at 10am until 9pm


Do you have to Pay Entry for Manchester Christmas Market?

No, it’s completely free to take a stroll around all of the Christmas markets in Manchester – day or night!  The only thing you would need to pay for is the ice skating rink and purchases from stalls or food and drink vendors. 


Cheap Hotels Near Manchester Christmas Market

The best time to visit Manchester Christmas market if you’re planning to stay overnight is on a Sunday. Rooms go for as little as £20pp on Sundays which is 80% cheaper than a Friday or Saturday. 

This search was based on a Sunday 17th December 2023

Travelodge – There are 5 to choose from within a 5 mile radius and priced from £33 per couple (£16.50 per person) Book a Stay

Premier Inn – There are 7 to choose from within a 5 mile radius and priced from £46 per couple (£23 per person) Book a Stay


What’s on at Manchester Christmas Market in 2023

  • Ice Rink located at Cathedral Gardens
  • Entertainment from Thursday to Sunday, including kid’s shows at Cathedral Gardens
  • German Market Stalls
  • Street Entertainers throughout the city
  • Food & Drink Stalls
  • Winter Gardens will host yuletide bars offering locally brewed ales, food stalls, craft sellers and a stage with live music and DJs throughout the festive season. Live Music & DJs


How Busy is Manchester Christmas Market?

As with all Christmas markets, Manchester can get very busy. Weekdays are always best to visit if you’re looknng to avoid crowds.

The weekends from Friday – Sunday are the busiest, as well as the full week prior to Christmas Day.

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