Winter just got a whole lot hotter thanks to this quirky prison cocktail experience. Alcotraz are bringing together a fun lineup of festive drinks and twists on their usual immersive action, making it one of the best things to do in Manchester this December.
Best Events in December
Even though Manchester gets even wetter and colder, December is a great month to get out there, bask in the snow, and see the wild and wonderful shenanigans our great city offers. The Christmas lights are on, and the Christmas markets are in full effect, so there's absolutely no excuse not to get into the festive spirit! As we're in the season of giving, here is our little Christmas present to you; a rundown of the best events happening in Manchester throughout December.
Nothing goes down better than a Christmas cocktail in December. Perfectly paired with a substantial festive feast, these tipples range from quirky twists on mulled wine all the way through to gingerbread-inspired mixes, adding an extra dash of yuletide cheer to your nights out.
This December, cosy up at On Bar with alien superstar Juno Birch as they host Brunch With Birch. The ultimate camptastic, gawjus and stunning drag extravaganza will feature unlimited fizz, delicious breakfast dishes and some jaw-dropping performances from top drag talent.
Get your fix of seasonal sips at these unique winter bars in Manchester. From cosy retreats with cocktails, fur throws and heaters to exclusive igloos for socially distanced shindigs, there's plenty of unique places to drink across the city this December.
Switch things up a little this December and indulge you inner naughty side with Bougie Drag & Boy Toy's Christmas event schedule. You'll be treated to stunning drag performances, butlers in the buff and plenty more raucous entertainment to get you in the festive spirit.
From virtual Crimbo quizzes to fabulously festive cocktail deliveries, we're making sure your online Christmas party is merry and bright. Explore our top picks here and say cheers to the season with friends, family and colleagues in epic fashion.
One of the best brunch events in Manchester, Flight Club's Brunch Social pairs bottomless pizza paddles and lashings of prosecco with social darts and great music. Head here for weekend parties, birthday bashes and afternoons with your best pals.Manchester Brunch Social
Reopening this December in Manchester, Bar Hütte is a haven for après ski-style partying this festive season. Get your fix of bombardino cocktails with hot rum and eggnog, freshly baked pizza and 'carole-oke' from your very own private chalet at this fun pop-up.
Fancy drinking bespoke drunks in one of Manchester's quirkiest subterranean bars? Head to Bring & Mix where you'll be able to bring a bottle of your own spirit for expert mixologists to whip you up a creative concoction especially suited to your taste.
Calling all juniper lovers: The Gin Journey is back this month with a special stopover through some of Manchester's best distilleries. Immerse yourself in the world of blends with five samples, five cocktails and five venues (serving delicious food to pair) along the way.
Escape To Freight Island will be reopening for December, bringing Manchester an all-new socially distanced Christmas Market along with it. Head to Winter Island and you'll find a 45ft tree, mulled wine and hot cider, bratwurst grill, artisan cheese and chocolate, there's even a hog roast hut.
Braving the chill this December and heading out for a winter walk? Check out our guide to the best places for a stroll around the city, from Insta-worthy streets to pretty parks, with suggestions on where to stop off for a pint and bite to eat afterwards.