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Events to listen out for, MCC - Events


Manchester’s truly unmissable events calendar brings you a feast of family-fun, to keep you and the kids busy right through the festive period.


11 November 2010 – 3 January 2011
The Avenue, Spinningfields

Manchester’s open-air ice rink returns to Spinningfields. The dazzling outdoor ice rink offers a fun, festive treat in a magical setting. It’s perfect for a family treat or office party.

After skating, relax in The Lodge bar where you can enjoy yule cocktails, winter warmers and lots more.

Family tickets and group rates are available. For prices, session times and to book tickets go towww.spinningfieldsicerink.com or call 0843 208 1853.

18 November – 21 December
Manchester City Centre

Firmly established as a festive favourite, Manchester’s Christmas Markets are considered to be among the very best in Britain and Europe. Soak up the sights, sounds and aromas as you browse the twinkling chalets, bursting with gift ideas and seasonal produce from across Europe. Call in after work or make it your venue for a special, social get-together or festive day out.New for 2010 is a chic French market on King Street where you can pick up some of the finest French produce.

Venues: Albert Square, Brazennose Street, King Street, St Ann’s Square, Exchange Street, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, Triangle.

Albert Square, daily, 10am-9pm
St Ann’s Square, daily, 10am-8pm
Exchange Street, New Cathedral Street, Brazennose Street, daily, 10am-7.30pm (8pm in December)
Triangle, Thursday – Sunday 10am-7.30pm



1 December 2010
Outside Manchester Cathedral, 6.25pm

The Lord Mayor of Manchester will switch on the Christmas tree lights while the the Choir of Manchester Cathedral sing festive carols.

9 December 2010 – 3 January 2011
Piccadilly Gardens, from 11am
Enjoy a fantastical array of fun for all the family as Piccadilly Gardens is transformed into a world of Christmas curiosities, including Helter Skelter, Galloping Horse Carousel, Chair-O-Planes and Swing Boat, plus chalet-style stalls and a Big Top Bar with hearty festive refreshments and traditional Christmas carols. £2.00 per ride www.piccadillymanchester.com

For the full calendar of unmissable events go to www.unmissablemanchester.com

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