Best Things To Do This Winter In Manchester

Don't think that Mancunians are put off by the dark and damp - even a little snow and drizzle can't keep us from having a dapper time. From festive film screenings and cosy fireplace pubs to sought-after winter feasts and eccentric events, the chillier months of the year won't keep us down. Check out our guide to what's on in Manchester for winter 2024.

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Last updated on 4th January 2024

Celebrate The New Year

With 2024 already knocking on our doors, you'll want to see out the current year in epic style. Whether brunch parties, incredible club nights or something a little different takes your fancy, take a peek at our guide to NYE here.

Book Into Miracle On Cross Street

For just £15 a person, you can nab a table at Miracle On Cross Street, the festive-themed pop-up that's decked out with all kinds of Christmassy decor and drinks. Think a tasty drink on arrival, followed by the chance to tuck into unlimited mince pies or grab an apple pie martini. 

Check Out An Apres-Ski Yurt

The latest outdoor pop-up space at The Lawn Club, Alice's Yurt sees Johnnie Walker cocktails, a Mad Hatter statue, a stunning central tree and live music all come together in one place. Not only that, but there's amazing meals too.

Curl Up In A Cosy Pub

Looking for a snug little retreat to escape the winter chill? We've rounded up the very best places to hunker down with freshly poured pints, hearty plates and roaring fireplaces. From traditional boozers boasting old school charm to modern gastropubs, this city has got them all. 

Feel The Festive Heat

Keeping things naughty this festive season? Swing by Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events for the chance to indulge in unlimited fizz, delicious dishes and jaw-dropping entertainment from some of the UK's best stars; it's sure to get temperatures rising. 

Dine And Drink At An Igloo, Tipi Or Winter Hut

The hottest pop-up trend is back in Manchester, that's right... we're talking about igloos, tipis and huts. Treat yourselves to a private get-together in your very own snow globe, complete with Insta-worthy interiors, themed eats and festive cocktails aplenty.

Enjoy Seasonal Sips At Pretty Winter Bars

Whether winter dessert cocktails, drinks in a heated tipi or themed decor is more your thing, there's somewhere for you to head to on your handy list. These bars have you more than covered across the colder months, and they'll look pretty darn good in your snaps too.

Learn The Art Of Sushi

Keep out of the cold this chilly season by trying your hand at the Japanese classic with YO!'s Sushi School. Found at its Arndale outpost, the restaurant will see you slicing, rolling (and eating, of course) everything from salmon sashimi to a delish cucumber maki.

Drink Hot Cocktails At This Après Ski Pop-Up

Bar Hütte is back in Manchester this winter, bringing the city socially-distanced festive fun. Hire out a cosy ski chalet (think festive lights, snug heat lamps and a 'carol-oke' machine) with freshly baked pizza and bombardino cocktails filled with hot rum and eggnog.