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7 Dec 2021 - 4 minutes

Top 10 tips for feeling festive in the city of Manchester in 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We LOVE Christmas here at Alliance City Living. It’s the perfect time to celebrate with family and friends, eat plenty of delicious food and drink one too many cocktails! The festivities have now well and truly kicked off in style, with so much to do around the city to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

But where to start? Well, right here of course! Our team knows the city inside out and want to share with you some of our favourite festive fun in and around Manchester.

Our Manchester apartments for rent are positioned in the best locations across the city, placing you right in the heart of it all. So, pour yourself a mug of mulled wine, grab a mince pie and read our ultimate guide to the best 10 things to do in and around Manchester City centre this Christmas.

Christmas Halle Concert at The Bridgwater Hall

There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than the sounds of festive music. The Halle Orchestra host a series of classical concerts every year at the Bridgewater Hall. Only a 2-minute walk from our AXIS apartments in Manchester, so if you’re a fan of The Snowman or a traditional Christmas carol get your hands on a ticket as there is still a good selection available.

Get on your skates at the ice rink in Cathedral Gardens

Whether you are a novice or a pro, the magic has returned with a real ice rink at Skate Manchester in Cathedral Gardens. Bigger than ever, enjoy skating come rain or shine underneath the cover of the rink’s roof.

The Manchester Christmas Markets

The Manchester Christmas Markets are back and oh how we have all missed them! Find many of your favourite local traders across 7 locations in the city centre. Discover some of the finest European festive food and drink whilst getting some of the many gifts ticked off your Christmas shopping list. Why would you not want to pay a visit?

Lightopia at Heaton Park

Lightopia has returned to Heaton Park and its back with a bang. Enjoy many award winning and spectacular light installations, destined to create unforgettable memories throughout the Winter season. And best of all, it’s only a 20-minute journey out of the city centre!

Christmas Light Trail at Dunham Massey

The magical winter trail has just got bigger and better. An event full of Christmas colour, giant sculptures and twinkling splendour – be welcomed by the giant glittering deer to the sound of your favourite festive classics. Bookings are advised for this event so make sure you get your tickets soon!

Tinsel Town at the Trafford Centre

What is being described as the ‘glitz and glamour this Christmas’ is waiting to welcome you at the Trafford Centre. Complete with a huge selection of thrilling rides, Bavarian food stalls and a huge ice rink – all you need to do is purchase your tickets and tokens, then off you go! And when you’re finished why not get some Christmas shopping done?!

Unreal Xmas event at the Trafford Palazzo

An enchanting experience awaits with a one-of-a-kind ice-skating experience. A custom designed indoor rink that is set across 2 floors takes you on a journey through a Christmas World. Full of trees, snow, lights and immersive scenography - you’re practically skating through a winter wonderland!

A festive walk at RHS Bridgewater

One of the largest gardening projects in Europe, experience a selection of beautiful outdoor spaces including the Weston Walled Garden, the Chinese Streamside Garden and Ellesmere Lake. Set in 154 acres, it’s a beautiful landscape designed to put you into the festive spirit. After your brisk walk, enjoy a selection of hot drinks and tasty treats in the Garden Cottage Café, fit to warm you back up from the colder temperatures outside.

It's Pantomime season across the city

Have you booked your tickets to see a pantomime this year? Oh no you haven’t! Oh yes you have! Well, make sure you do as there are a few crackers taking place this year in all the main theatres across the city centre and beyond. With Aladdin set to hit the stage at the Opera House near Spinningfields, our rental apartments in Manchester are in the perfect location to go for a pre-show meal and make a night of it!

Festive cocktail drinking with offers from our very own city card partnerships

It’s the time of year where plenty of seasonal drinks are to be enjoyed. Take a sip of a delicious cocktail from one of our many city card partners, a discount scheme we offer to anyone who rents an apartment through us. From The Alchemist in Spinningfields, to the Banyan in the Corn Exchange, get your hands on many exclusive treats in Manchester with an apartment arranged by Alliance City Living. Apartment rental with added perks, what’s not to love?

Want some help finding where to live in Manchester? Our team are available to give you a helping hand on your apartment search, so get in touch with us by calling 0161 804 5080.

From the team at Alliance City Living, we wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas!

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