This festive season at Locke we’re celebrating getting together with friends and family to toast to the year gone. Whether its gathering round a table of festive treats, a warm, cosy fire or just wrapping up to explore the festive markets.
Manchester has become synonymous with festive fun thanks to its roaring Christmas markets. So, whether you're staying in the city centre, enjoying the markets, illuminations, or Winter Gardens, we’ve rounded up some of Manchester’s best festive picks over November and December.
17 November – 31st December, Mayfield Park, Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY
With immersive light and sound experiences, Mayfield Park is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland. The Twilight Trail is 30-minutes of light displays, illuminations, lanterns and soundscapes. You can then enjoy the food and drink vendors in the beautiful setting of Mayfield Park.
12th November, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Rd, Manchester M13 0FE
Browse local makers and artisans in the beautiful setting of Victoria Baths. Start off your festive shopping with a trip to the Festive Winter Fair. With over 50 stalls selling artwork, prints, ceramics, candles and more, it’s the perfect place to pick up some gifts for you or your loved ones.
10th November – 21st December, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M60 1AY
Manchester’s Christmas Markets have become a staple in the city's calendar. With an array of events, you’ll find the hub in Piccadilly Gardens, with an array of food, drink and gift stalls alongside a Scandi-style tipi, full of lights, cosy rugs and a traditional log fire.
27th October – 2nd January, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG
Wrap up, grab your friends and hit the ice. Skate Manchester takes place against the backdrop of Manchester Cathedral, complete with a twinkling Christmas tree.
10th November – 21st December, Market Square, High St, Manchester M4 1BD
Enjoy browsing the stalls around Market Street, pick up some artisanal goods from local makers, then head off to the main event at the Winter Gardens.