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Manchester Christmas Markets Are Officially Returning This Year

Anish Vij

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Manchester Christmas Markets Are Officially Returning This Year

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets

Great news for Christmas lovers - the famous Manchester Christmas Markets are set to make their return this year.

The markets will officially be open to public from Friday 12 November to Wednesday 22 December.

Mulled wine, mini donuts, hot dogs - all the stuff you love is returning a couple of months.

Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets
Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets

Last year's markets in 2020 were, unfortunately, cancelled due to the pandemic that put all our lives on hold.

However, Manchester City Council's Christmas spokesperson, Councillor Pat Karney is 'really really excited for its return'.

He told Hits Radio Manchester: "It's incredibly important that Manchester's Christmas economy has this boost because tens of thousands of jobs are dependent on Manchester having a great Christmas.

Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets
Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets

"People will just want to get together in a safe way. We'll make sure that it's safe - and just enjoy being human again and enjoying Christmas.

"It's very important for all the young people in the city that they have a Christmas to remember.

"The pictures that we've had of Albert Square over the years where people have been standing on top of each other - that's a million miles from what we'll be doing this year.

"Each site will have very very clear entry and exit arrangements so that we don't take any public health issues with crowds."

Councillor Karney continued: "The government keeps changing its mind on Covid passports and crowds, and we haven't come to a separate decision on a big switch-on and a New Year celebration - but we'll come back to that in a couple of weeks."


Also, visitors will be glad to know that the ice rink will be back on Cathedral Gardens in late October, and a new Winter Wonderland is being created in Piccadilly Gardens too.

Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets
Credit: Instagram/mcrmarkets

The markets are set to span across nine different sites across the city and the giant Father Christmas that we all love seeing on our Instagram stories will be back at St Peter's Square.

Topics: Christmas, Manchester, UK

Anish Vij
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