The UNDISPUTED Capital of Christmas: Manchester Xmas Markets 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Once again, as the undisputed capital of Christmas, Manchester has more than six weeks of fantastic Yuletide celebrations to look forward to, beginning with the extravaganza that is the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On!

This year the party will return to Albert Square on Friday 7 November with a host of stars from stage and screen, as well as spellbinding performances from some very exciting up-and-coming musical acts.

So who’s going to be there? Well, we don’t want to spoil that surprise just yet, but look out in the coming weeks for the full incredible line-up.

Manchester Christmas

Only a week later the city centre will be transformed in a Winter Wonderland as Manchester welcomes the original, biggest and best Christmas Market in the UK.

Now in its 16th year, the Manchester Christmas Market will return with more than 300 stalls, with traders from across the north west and throughout Europe. Beginning Friday 14 November, the smell of bratwurst, mulled wine, cinnamon and pancakes will drift through each of the customary sites – including Albert Square, King Street and St Ann’s Square – until Sunday 21 December.

This year, nine locations in the city centre will receive the Christmas Market treatment, including two spots that are brand new for 2014.


Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

Got a story worth sharing?

What’s the story? We are all ears when it comes to positive news and inspiring stories. You can send story ideas to [email protected]

Get the Newsletter
Timeless Reads
Latest News
Upcoming Events