Christmas Events In Manchester

Mistletoe and wine? How about boozy brunches and fun nights out? That's right, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to celebrate this winter and we're on hand to help. From Instagrammable pop-up bars to festive dinner planning and immersive experiences, here's the Christmas events in Manchester that'll really sleigh.

Last updated on 3rd January 2023

For all you can eat mince pies and themed cocktails, including a Christmas Cracker serve or the apple pie martini, get yourself to pop-up bar Miracle On Cross Street. One of our favourite 2022 Christmas events in the North West, it's offering a festive drink on arrival to your table booking.

Things to do in Manchester in December 2022 are topped off by nabbing a Christmas dinner. From festive feasts laden with meat, tatties and all the trimmings, to seasonal twists on other dishes, this guide has it all.


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From quirky bottomless brunches through to dedicated Christmas dinner menus, Impossible is a great home for your Manchester Christmas party. Head over to the fun venue for festive meals, tasty drinks and jaw-dropping performances at the theatrical club afterwards.

Whether you're feeling naughty or nice this Christmas in Manchester, you do not want to miss out on Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events. Expect party-fuelled festive brunches with butlers in the buff, drag performances and plenty more just waiting to be discovered. 

Bar Hütte is back for Christmas in Manchester 2022, providing a festive escape for all your party needs. Expect a quirky après ski theme throughout, thanks to private chalets coming decked out with festive lights, heat lamps, hot cocktails and even a 'carol-oke' machine. 

Looking for the best places to see Christmas lights? Make a day of it with our guide to the city's top displays, plus nearby pubs or restaurants for seasonal food and drink after. From Lightopia to Dunham Massey, there are heaps of amazing places to explore.