With it now being totally acceptable to be in full on Christmas mode, let’s check out some activities in Manchester that will get you into the Christmas spirit…
The Manchester Christmas Markets
One of the highlights of my year… walking around the markets, all wrapped up whilst supping on a hot chocolate from one of the commemorative mugs is awesome. The range of amazing food and continental delicacies is simply an added bonus alongside stalls selling wonderful Christmas gift ideas.
The markets run until December 20th – if you get the chance to head on down you will not be disappointed!
The Twelve Days Of Christmas at Tatton Park
For the outdoor lovers, Tatton Park have some spectacular activities on in the run up to Christmas, including the chance to see Father Christmas…
The Twelve Days of Christmas at The Mansion
A magical place all year round, the Mansion will have an added sparkle this Christmas. Decorated with fresh foliage and greenery, it will be inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas with turtle doves, gold rings and ladies dancing. Music, laughter and secrets will weave through the grand state rooms and servants’ quarters with festive treats and seasonal craft and demonstrations on offer. Special Mansion ticket prices apply at £10 for adults and £6 for children.
⦁ Tuesday 21st November to Sunday 3rd December
⦁ Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December
⦁ Friday 15th to Sunday 17th December
⦁ Saturday 23rd December
⦁ 11am until 4pm
Father Christmas at the Farm
For the believers in all of us, Father Christmas at the Farm lets visitors meet not only Father Christmas himself but his reindeers Prancer and Dancer. Tickets are available at £7.00 for adults and £6.50 for children (including a gift).
Dates and times:
⦁ Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November – 11am until 4pm
⦁ Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December – 11am until 4pm
⦁ Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December – 11am until 4pm
⦁ Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December – 11am until 4pm
⦁ Saturday 23 December – 11am until 4pm
Northern Chamber Orchestra: 12 Days of Christmas
Making a return as firm favourites, The Northern Chamber Orchestra will be performing their traditional concert in the Tenants’ Hall on Friday 8 December. Guests can expect to hear a mixture of popular classical music and festive tunes through the voices of the St Nicholas Catholic School, conducted by Helen McKenna. Included with the ticket is a free visit to the Tatton Christmas Mansion prior to the concert. This event regularly sells out so booking is essential. Visit the Tatton Park website to secure tickets.
Macclesfield Male Voice Choir
Presenting a programme of well-known male voice numbers and Christmas classics, the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir will be performing at Tatton Park on Saturday 9 December. Included in the ticket is a complimentary visit to the Tatton Christmas Mansion prior to the concert. Visit the Tatton Park website to secure tickets.
Christmas Carols in the Stableyard
A magical live band will be performing festive carols at Tatton Park on Saturday 23rd December. Warm up with a hot drink and don’t forget to pick up those last minute gifts in the Stableyard. Complete the festive fun with a visit the Farm and Mansion for a truly magical Christmas experience.