Whether you're looking for festive after-work drinks or a cosy date night this winter, head to The Refinery in Spinningfields. Their stunning igloos will be home to a special menu complete with seasonal bites and cocktails to keep you fed and watered.
Christmas Events in Manchester
Mistletoe and wine? How about boozy cinema screenings and themed nights out? That's right, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to celebrate the festive season and we're on hand to help. From Instagrammable igloos at iconic rooftop spots to a themed singing cinema and even your own Christmas party planning service, here's the best Christmas events in Manchester that'll really sleigh.
From Home Alone to Frozen, The Bottomless Singing Cinema is taking some of your favourite Christmas classics and giving them a boozy upgrade. Get into the seasonal spirit with free-flowing drinks and unlimited popcorn at a top secret Manchester location.
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Looking for the perfect Christmas party in Manchester? This Watson Street hotspot is on hand with private rooms, VIP lounges and even a spot at the stunning James Martin restaurant, so you won't have to worry about the planning.
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Mince pies, truffled wild mushroom soup and roast turkey with all the trimmings are on the menu as Brasserie Abode hosts a Christmas Day lunch this year. Taking all the stress out of the big day, the city centre spot is bringing you an indulgent 5-course spread offset with lashing of Champagne, crackers and more.
Manchester's favourite monthly club night is back... and this time, thing's are getting festive. Round up your elves and get to the O2 Ritz for a Christmas edition of Ultimate Power, complete with air guitar and power ballads galore.
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta will be bringing Vivaldi's Winter (from The Four Seasons) to life with a concert at this stunning St Ann's Church this December. Whether you're planning a romantic date night or out with the family, this is one to watch.
Head down to Bar Pop this December where the Rouge gang are getting your Christmas off to a suitably alternative start with their unique take on the frost fair. Alongside stalls selling rockabilly, goth, fetish and steampunk accessories and arts, they'll have performances from some of Rouge's top acts.
For something a little different this festive season, head over the Flight Club where they're adding a little holiday cheer to their Brunch Social. Alongside the usual bottomless pizza and drnk at the darts spot, they've also added in glitter painters and a warm gin on arrival, as well as a few jolly surprises as you fight it out.
One of the best rooftop bars in Manchester is once again transformed into a gorgeous winter retreat, as 20 Stories partners with Talisker to transform its terrace into a festive wonderland. That means giant snow globes and heaters alongside boozy hot chocolate and cocktails.
Catch one of the most iconic Christmas movies as Love Actually is brought to life at The Bridgewater Hall. Not only will you get to watch the classic flick, but there'll also be a full orchestra on hand to perform its soundtrack live to picture.
Bringing you some of the best Christmas films, Victoria Baths is back once again with their Village Screen Cinema. Not only will you find a great selection of movies, but also live DJs, mulled wine, cinema snacks and warming hot chocolate.
There's never a dull moment at Hidden and their Christmas closing party is no exception. Head upstairs for the very best in house and techno, or get down to hip hop, trap and grime below. It's the most wonderful time of the year after all.
The city's famous Christmas markets are back for a sparkling 6-week run and this time around, you're guaranteed decked out stalls, bustling chalets and lit-up scenes with everything from bratwurst and hot toddies to gifts and trinkets.