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Open for Christmas

Open for Christmas

Fabulous Christmas markets in Manchester and beyond are a breath of fresh air

Christmas markets began life in late medieval Germany, along with Christmas trees and so many other traditions we associate with Christmas today. Open-air stalls selling food, drink and other seasonal treats would fill the town square, attracting crowds to enjoy their wares and mingle with neighbours and friends. The markets brought much-needed warmth and brightness to some of the coldest and darkest weeks of the year, so no wonder the idea spread throughout Europe.

It’s only relatively recently that Christmas markets have come to the UK, but some British towns and cities are making up for lost time – including Liverpool, Chester and Preston – and none more so than Manchester.

The capital of Christmas

For the 2021 festive season, Manchester is hosting no fewer than seven Christmas markets! The ‘flagship’ is Piccadilly Gardens, which has been transformed into the Winter Gardens until the New Year. There are yuletide bars, food and craft stalls and even a stage with live music and DJs.

The other markets are at St Ann’s Square (highlight: Lakeland burgers). Exchange Square (Porky Pig’s Yorkshire pudding wraps). New Cathedral Street (vegan skincare products). King Street (French and Italian cuisine). Market Street (local crafts) and Cathedral Gardens (a family-friendly ice rink). How’s that for diverse? All will be open until Monday 22 December.

In addition to the Christmas markets, Manchester has welcomed the 12-metre high Giant Santa. It is holding court outside Central Library in St Peter’s Square. The Christmas icon is powered by thousands of  low-energy LED light bulbs. It is part of a trail of light sculptures across the city centre. It includes a nativity scene in St Ann’s Square and light sculptures in Piccadilly Gardens.

Your Christmas home from home

So what better time could there be to visit Manchester? Whether you are thinking of a city break, or spy an opportunity to combine a business trip with some Christmas shopping, the ‘capital of Christmas’ beckons! And since the festive season calls for a step up from a budget hotel. Why not book your very own home from home in one of Residential Estates fabulous short-let apartments? Both economical and stylish, our apartments are impeccably designed and include all modern conveniences. The flats in Halo House near Manchester Victoria Station are within easy walking distance of all the Christmas markets. Our brand new development on Talbot Road is just a tram ride away.

Christmas comes but once a year – so let’s make this one count!

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