For those of you hunting out things to do in Manchester this December 2022, why not head out on an excursion of the city's finest breweries? Manchester Beer Tasting Tour takes you to taprooms and microbreweries, where you can sample bevvies at each and every stop.
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 the hottest things to do in Manchester this winter.
Quirky hangout Cherry Jam is making sure that the jacket season is anything but boring. Its festive bottomless brunches will showcase freshly made sandwiches, mini quiches and pigs in blankets, as well as a bunch of sweet treats and boozy bevs.
Baby, it's cold outside, so avoid the chapping weather by making your way over to Bingo Balls. As one of the best things to do this January in Manchester, it fronts an adult-sized ball pit alongside kooky cocktails and a thumping dancefloor.
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.
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 World Cup screenings to book too.
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.
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.
Drag Comedy Cabaret is setting us up with some serious winter fun in Manchester. Pop over to Pot Kettle Black, where Lady Bushra will make your side split thanks to her drag-doused comedy, regaling you with hilarious stories of her life as a British South Asian.
Forget about the never-ending darkness and chilly extremities with Flight Club's banging Brunch Socials. A great one, especially if you've got a winter birthday, these events put on free-flowing pizza, bubbles and games on its state-of-the-art ochres.
Warm up from the winter chill with a trip to Manchester's hottest cocktail bar, Alcotraz. This immersive experience sees you donning an orange jump suit and smuggling booze past an eagle-eyed warden, before sinking a range of delicious, bespoke cocktails.
'Tis the season for lazy weekends and plenty of tatties. Head to one of these Sunday roast pubs for Yorkshire puddings, lashings of gravy, juicy cuts of meat and veggie alternatives, along with cosy interiors by the bucketload.
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.
The hottest pop-up trend is back in Manchester, that's right... we're talking about igloos. Treat yourselves to a private get-together in your very own snow globe, complete with Insta-worthy interiors, themed eats and festive cocktails aplenty.
IndieFlicks Film Festival takes place at Chapeltown Picture House on the first Wednesday of every month. Expect to be shown a series of shorts and to vote on your favourites throughout the night, all while grabbing food and drink from the bar.
Lady Wildflower's Christmas Burlesque Spectacular is set to be one of the best winter activities in Manchester. Get ready for a dazzling, twirling performance with a festive twist over at GRUB - and if you get hungry, there's street food and liquid libations ripe for the picking.
If you're looking for things to do this December in Manchester, what better way to warm your cockles through than with a cracking Christmas dinner? From classic roasts accompanied by all the trimmings to quirky and international spins, there's a lot to sink your teeth into.
Looking for the best places to see winter lights in Manchester? Make a day of it with our guide to the best displays in the city, plus nearby pubs for seasonal food and drink after. From Lightopia to Dunham Massey, there are heaps of amazing places to explore.
On the hunt for creative things to do in Manchester this winter? Cue Backyard Cinema. This immersive movie experience is bringing us an enchanted forest backdrop, alongside a load of cult classic and festive-themed flicks (and oodles of seasonal cocktails too).
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.
Any winter survival pack needs hot toddies... Luckily for us, The Oast House is giving you all the festive feels with the return of The Curious Teepee. Stuffed with fairy lights, fire pits, fur throws and warming drinks (including terrific toddies), this is the perfect idea for private parties.
Over in the Northern Quarter, Ramona has joined forces with The Firehouses to open a winter village. Get cosy in teepees, listen to live music and chow down on a menu that includes flame-grilled peri-peri chicken and sumptuous Sunday roasts.
Bongo's Bingo is at it again, promising an epic roster of Christmas specials. The Winner Takes It All is sure to get you into the festive spirit; expect a hilarious host, top-notch music and raving, as well as bucketloads of prizes to fill your stockings to the brim.
There's a couple of reasons to fully embrace winter in Manchester: Christmas and, most importantly, New Year's Eve. Say goodbye to the end of the year at one of these roaring parties, whether you're looking for smooth jazz and burlesque, or confetti canons and laser shows.