Manchester's Christmas Markets

A fabulously festive weekend break

Manchester's extensive and varied Christmas markets offer a wonderful selection of wares from the UK and Europe. Whether you're looking for hand-crafted gifts, sweet treats, or deliciously warming food & drink, soak up the Yuletide atmosphere of this vibrant event in the heart of Manchester. You can tailor this tour to suit your group – whether you want to visit a selection of other markets in the region, explore a stunning historic house or National Trust property, discover Halifax's Piece Hall for a unique shopping and heritage experience, or even take a trip to the dynamic city of Liverpool, there are plenty of options.


Enjoy the best of Europe's Christmas produce

  • Manchester's Christmas Markets – over 300 varied stalls
  • Tailor this trip to your group's interests – see 'Alternatives' below for some of our suggestions
  • Use of the hotel's excellent leisure facilities
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 3 nights half board accommodation

From £299
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling

Best time to go

November, December

Suggested Hotel

Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa

  • Beautiful 4-star hotel set in its own tranquil grounds
  • Conveniently located just outside the centre of Manchester
  • Contemporary and comfortable rooms
  • Elegant common areas, perfect for socialising as a group
  • Excellent spa facilities, including a heated pool & thermal suite
  • The perfect place to relax after a day of touring the area


  • Manchester's Christmas Markets

    Manchester's Christmas markets provide a great variety, with over 300 festively festooned chalets across the city centre. The market centres around Albert Square, Manchester's Gothic heart, backed by the iconic Town Hall.


  • Alternatives

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