Miracle on First Street: festive food, Christmas drink and a Manchester Ice Rink

It really is starting to feel a little festive. So, if you’re not a fan of Crimbo, look away now.

It’s time to grab your woolly hat and gloves because there’s just a few weeks left to join in the action at Manchester Ice Rink at First Street.

With Christmas tunes, real ice and loads of festive food and drink offers a spin around the rink will certainly get you in a seasonal mood.

They do things differently at First Street Manchester. It’s home to the city’s finest independent operators, bringing amazing food, drink, culture and leisure to the city’s most exciting new neighbourhood.

So, whether Christmas means Bucks Fizz for breakfast, stern words with the family during heated games of Monopoly, or scoffing enough mince pies to make your seams burst even though you aren’t sure you like them, First Street will guarantee it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Manchester.

And it wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the First Street Ice Rink.

So strap on your skates and spin, laugh and pirouette your way around Manchester’s best ice rink this Christmas. It’s for a good cause, too, as £1 from every ticket is going directly to Make Some Noise, which supports youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Click here to book tickets.

Keep hold of your ticket and you’ll get some pretty fantastic discounts at all First Street restaurants, cafés and bars.

You’ll be spoilt for choice in deciding where to drink or grab a bite to eat, with First Street’s restaurants, cafes and bars offering generous 10% or 20% discount for all ice skating ticket holders.

Independent food, drink and entertainment operators include The Laundrette, Indian Tiffin Room, Kettlebell Kitchen, Junkyard Golf Club, WOOD Manchester, Gasworks Brewbar and Bunny Jackson’s Juke Joint with Pizza Express, Starbucks and sexy Sainsbury’s rounding off the line-up.

And if you need somewhere to park your car, the Q-Park First Street has you covered with a mammoth 20% discount.

Throughout this month First Street residents HOME will be showing a selection of classic Christmas movies including Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Click here to read more about festive films showing in the city.

And the best part is you get to enjoy the fiercely independent festive spirit all in one place. So, don’t miss a moment of the magic and get into the seasonal spirit at First Street.


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