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Manchester Christmas Lights switch-on

Date: TBC

We all know that Christmas in Manchester doesn’t officially start until the lights are switched on.

This year it will take place from a new home on Deansgate, near the Cathedral, whilst the Town Hall undergoes renovation, and will be hosted by Hits Radio Breakfast’s Fleur East, Greg and James.

Christmas Markets 2019 dates and locations

It’s official! Manchester’s Christmas markets are the best in the UK. Manchester was the first city in the UK to host dedicated Christmas markets. 20 years later, we’re still the UK’s number one.

Albert Square, King Street, St Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, Market Street, Cathedral Gardens and Piccadilly Gardens.

Opening dates

Opening hours
10am until 9pm every day

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