Best Events in January
Aah January. With its post Christmas blues (and waistlines), depleted bank balances and general nothingness, it's never going to be a contender for your favourite month. But this is Manchester, and as the late great man himself said - we do things differently here. In our city that never sleeps, you'll always find plenty of ways to have fun so don't let the winter blues get you down. Check out our guide to the best events in Manchester this January, and make the most of what the month has in store.
If you're ditching Dry January, log onto some of the very best online drinks tastings. From master mixology classes to top-notch whisky tasting sessions, there are plenty of fun online events that'll help to broaden your boozy palate.
This drag brunch will see you partying the day away with drag icon Juno Birch, sipping on bottomless bubbles and chowing down gourmet cuisine. Expect live lip sync spectaculars and raucous interactive games led by the alien-inspired queen.
Do something creative this January and unleash your inner artist with Thirsty Painter. Offering a unique escape from lockdown, these sessions cover a wide range of different themes and are accessible to all skill levels, with the chance to connect with other participants.
If the weather's getting you down? Bundle up in one of Manchester's cosy winter restaurants. From sky-high igloos above the city to charming pubs that are filled with cosy nooks and high end eateries with sublime seasonal menus, these are sure to lift those January blues.
While the whole tier system may be preventing our plans IRL, these online events are here to stay. Get your fix of immersive murder mysteries, head-scratching quizzes and virtual drinks tastings with or guide o quirky nights in in Manchester this January.
Craving a little heat this January in Manchester? Head on over to one of Bougie Drag & Boy Toy's events. From Beyoncé-inspired bottomless brunches with stunning drag performances to raucous daytime parties featuring waiters in the buff, these are sure to spice up your winter schedule.
Looking to try something new from the comfort of your home? West London Wine School are bringing you a series of online tastings, complete with vinos from South Africa, Burgundy, Loire or The Alps delivered to your door.
January Blues ain't no thing as Flight Club make sure your weekends stay hella fun. Join the cool darts space for weekend afternoons that include bottomless pizza, a bottle of prosecco and a bash at their state-of-the-art darts experience.
If you're forgoing Dry January this month, be sure to check out Sipsmith's lineup of at-home events. Take part in a cocktail class, where you'll be taught to shake up a Gimlet and a classic dark fruit bramble, or go behind the scenes with a virtual tour of their distillery.
If you're skipping Dry January and setting up an at-home boozy brunch or if you're in the need of a top-notch hangover cure, get your chops around these brunch deliveries across Manchester. From hangover pizzas to stacked brekkie burgers, these spots are sure to fill you up nicely.
Stuck indoors and craving a hearty Sunday roast? Fear not as we've handpicked the very best roast dinner deliveries in Manchester. This January, you can tuck into restaurant-quality feasts of succulent chicken, beef and veggie specials with seasonal trimmings and minimal effort.
Get ready to shake up your cocktail plans this January in Manchester as Bring & Mix create a new drinking experience. The pop up bar is asking you to bring your favourite bottle of spirit, which bartenders will then shake, stir and muddle into a series of delicious cocktails.
If you feel like you want to get up and moving after the festive period, ditch the bog standard fitness class in favour of something more fun. From online yoga sessions that bring in elements of voguing to online burlesque classes, working out never seemed so enjoyable.
Taking part in Dry January this year? We've rounded up all the best things to do in Manchester if you don't drink, from online happenings to sporting activities and unmissable tasting menus. Get your fix of alcohol-free fun with these unique experiences.
If you fancy having a winter walk around Manchester, discover some of the best posts to do so with our nifty guide. Whether you fancy snapping some pretty streets or getting a little lost in an expansive park, these places offer the ultimate escape this January.