As of last Friday, MediaCityUK is the home to a new magical ice rink that is the spectacular centrepiece to a range of festive activities, including a Christmas market and light festival.
Christmas is a special time of the year here in Manchester. From award-winning markets to ice skating rinks, the city has something for everyone this festive period.
The market is one of the largest in the world and the stalls start at the Cathedral Gardens and ends at Albert Square and the Town Hall with side roads full of Christmas decorations, ornamental structures and attractions for the whole family.
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Thousands of people filled the square to get in the festive mood and share the Christmas spirit many of whom joined in the singing of popular festive songs.
Manchester annually hosts the Christmas lights switch on and Market every year with multiple events taking place throughout the city.
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MM donned its Lederhosen and Dirndls, brushed up on its German vocab and headed to sunny Albert Square for Manchester’s first German Bierfest. Altogether now: “eins, zwei, drei, GSUFFA!”
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