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Top Events this Winter in Manchester
Don't think that Manchester are denizens of the dark and damp, even a little snow and drizzle can't put this city off from having a dapper time. From Scandi-themed pop-up romps and cosy fireplace pubs to sought-after winter parties and eccentric events, don't let December, January and February get you down. Check out our recommendations for the hottest things happening this season in the city.
The hottest pop-up trend is back at The Refinery in Manchester. From Christmas parties through to birthday celebrations and boujie date nights, these little domes of cuteness are just screaming for you to visit.
Whether you're a longtime lager lover or an admirer of ale, find yourself something new to slurp at one of Manchester's top craft beer spots. Promising shabby chic decor, hearty meals and plenty of pints, these dens are perfect for riding out even the most miserable weather.
Work for your cocktails this winter in Manchester with this treasure trove of secret bars scattered about the city. Hidden behind washing machines, shop fronts and in basements, this fun selection is worth the hunt.
'Tis the season for lazy weekends, hearty dinners, and plenty of tatties. Head to one of these Sunday roast spots for Yorkshire pubs, lashings of gravy, juicy meats, vegan alternatives, and warming interiors by the bucket-load.
Escape the cold and enter a fantastical world of magic and fairy tales as this unique bottomless brunch takes over the Botanical Gardens. You'll get to embody your favourite character while sipping unlimited bubbles, feasting on delicious dishes and taking part in singalongs.
The ultimate chill-out? It involves cool cocktails in a frozen setting. Head to the Ice Village as this Ice Tiki Bar pops up, bringing tropical tipples, Easter Island ice statues and interactive photo opps alongside ice skating and Santa's grotto.
Looking to really take your Christmas dinner to the next level? With have the answer, friends, and it's called fondue. We've rounded up 5 of the best in the city; from a chocolate one at The Refuge to Bøck Bière Café's pigs in blankets, honey-roasted tatties and beef brisket.
Taking over the Mayfield Depot on Fridays and Saturdays, the Grub Food Fair is one for all you foodies out there. Wrap your lips around juicy burgers, doughnuts drizzled in sugary goodness, vegan corndogs loaded with mouthwatering toppings and plenty more.
Boozy mulled wine, frantic last-minute shopping, trying (and failing) to be on your best behaviour at the office party... the festive season is well and truly here. And it wouldn't be complete without a few pit stops at the iconic Christmas Markets.
From Boiler Room collaborations and an evening with Highsnobiety through to a night that sees the likes of Skepta, Octavian and Jaykae (to name a few) taking to the stage, The Warehouse Project is back and bigger than ever.