Manchester Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market
Manchester Christmas Market
Manchester Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market is where you would like to be if you’re enjoying your Christmas break in UK.

German bratwurst, mulled wine, a whole city in Christmas fever and all of that watches over Zippy, the giant, inflatable Santa Claus: Manchester is the best city in Great Britain when it comes to Christmas markets. 

In December, the northern English city is a single Christmas market. Just because there are actually many different Christmas Markets taking place in Manchester at the same time.

From the loud, colorful market as you know it from big cities in Germany to the small contemplative market with many handmade unique items: in Manchester there is the right Christmas market for every taste.

The Christmas Markets are located in 10 different spaces around the city, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere.

Locations: Cathedral Gardens, Market Street, Exchange Square, Corn Exchange, Exchange Street, New Cathedral Street, King Street, St. Ann’s Square, Brazennose Street.

Albert Square Christmas Market

Overlooked by the Gothic Manchester town hall, Albert Square is chock-full of a huge array of food and drink stalls. Beer halls, hot cider and Gluhwein houses provide the ideal winter warmer. And of course the famous German swing grill serving bratwurst sausages is just around the corner.

The market is spilling over with sweet treats such as pancakes, hot strudel, waffles, mini-pancakes and French pastries, alongside macaroons, Brittany biscuits, gingerbread, cakes chocolates, and sweets.

One-off hand crafted decorations, jewellery, Christmas trees, bonsai trees and flowers galore. One off fashions are on sale as well as hand-crafted unusual gifts from across Europe.

Brazennose Street Christmas Market

The location for the World Market, on Brazennose Street you will find beaded handbags, Indian jewellery and handmade leather books, knitwear, jumpers, felt goods, home-wear, and fairly traded and leather goods.

A delightful range of foods for taking home include Dutch cheese, bread and sausages, fudge and sweets, biscuits and toffee waffles

Together with a large undercover Gluhwein and beer house, Brazennose Street is also home to several food chalets. There you can find delicious sausages, lamb and rice dishes, and pancakes.

St. Ann’s Square Christmas Market

St Ann’s Square sees the return of the original German Christmas Market from Frankfurt, where Manchester tasted its first Gluhwein! As ever, bratwürst stalls abound, the market is interspaced with stalls offering authentic wooden toys and handcrafted gifts, including decorative pottery, glassware, jewellery, crafts and unique accessories.

Exchange Street Christmas Market

Here you will find a select number of craft traders from the North West. These artisans sell a mix of handcrafted jewellery, designer handbags, original photography, prints and quirky clocks.

New Cathedral Street Christmas Market

This street is the place to get your fairly traded goods, handcrafted, ethnic styles and one-off gift items.

Leather-bound books and boxes, glass and semi-precious stone, pearl and silver jewellery, African crafts, wooden and metal boxes, Moroccan artifacts, money boxes, designer glass blown ornaments, and wooden puzzles are all piled high for eager shoppers. Natural beauty products, including seaweed body lotions, will also be on offer for those who want to pamper themselves.

And if you get tired after all that shopping, there is also a Gluhwein house serving hot German food.

Exchange Square Christmas Market

In the heart of Manchester’s shopping district, Exchange Square hosts more wooden chalets. They offer a more traditional Olde English-style culinary blow-out, with a hog roast, mulled wine bar, and English bubbly, as well as a range of local beers.

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