It’s that time of year again. Yes, the Christmas igloos are coming back to Spinningfields.

The Refinery is bringing back the festive snow globes for the winter season earlier than ever, making them bookable from Friday 4th October due to popular demand.

Inspired by the arctic, you can book in to enjoy al fresco dining no matter the weather. It’s cold-weather chic at its best.

Filled with soft fake furs, blankets and cosy cushions, each accommodates up to eight for dining and a maximum of ten for drinks.  

Christmas igloos are coming back to Spinningfields - get ready to snuggle up in style I Love Manchester

Smaller parties booking in should expect to share their igloo, depending on demand.

Twinkling lights add to the Christmassy magic and create a cosy, twinkly setting for sipping on cocktails or steaming mugs of mulled wine.

And all bookings include full table service from The Refinery team, so you can stay nice and snug. 

Bookings are available in two-hour slots, seven days a week. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays selected slots are available at 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm and 7.30pm.

Due to their popularity, the igloos must be booked on a first-paid basis and can’t be held without a deposit.

Igloos are bookable for two hours with a minimum spend of £200 in addition to a security deposit of £50. Your deposit will be refunded on safe return of the igloo and contents and is payable via secure online link.

This Thursday will be your first opportunity to see the igloos dressed at The Refinery’s Christmas showcase, which kicks off at 6pm.

To book your slot, email the team directly on

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