The UK’s longest toboggan slide is coming to Manchester this Christmas

There's also an ice rink, a spectacular ice-skating show, a big wheel, the world’s largest mobile bungee and festive fairground rides
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Tinsel Town, the Trafford Centre’s new dazzling outdoor Christmas experience, is now open until 3rd January.

The ‘Winter Wonderland of the North’ features an enormous, covered ice rink in partnership with Hits Radio, the UK’s longest toboggan slide, a spectacular ice-skating show within a heated big top, a big wheel, and the world’s largest mobile bungee.

There are also over 20 festive-themed fairground rides, street food – and Father Christmas himself.

Families will be able to meet Father Christmas in a magical twinkling tipi and join in with his elves’ Christmas song, as well receiving a special gift and having their photo taken with the big man himself. 

Afterwards, grab a seat in the huge hangar and enjoy seasonal delights from traditional Bavarian Huts or independent street food vendors including Oh My Glaze, Old School Dogs, The Thai Food Van, Epic Pizza, Kingdom of Sweets and Bouji Baker.

And visitors can watch Snowstorm, a 90-minute spectacular production live from the heated theatre big top featuring an international cast of ice skaters and incredible circus artistes on 600 square feet of shimmering real ice. 

“Tinsel Town truly is the North’s own Winter Wonderland; an experience you do not want to miss this Christmas!” said Zoe Inman, Centre Director.

“Combine your visit with some late-night shopping, festive events at stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis, festive music on the malls and of course, our spectacular Christmas lights.”

Tinsel Town is outside The Orient, opposite The Great Hall entrance. Visitors do not need to pay general admission to sit and enjoy food and drinks in the hangar, or if making their way to see Father Christmas or watch the Snowstorm show. General admission is for the fairground only. The Tinsel Town Grotto is £5 per adult, £9 per child (plus booking fees). Tinsel Town fairground general admission is £3.50 (£3 if booked in advance). Prices for skating are: adults (16 and over) £12 (peak), £9.50 (off-peak); child (age 3 to 15) £9 (peak), £7.50 (off-peak); family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £35 (peak), £30 (off-peak). For full details, how to book and opening hours visit traffordcentre.co.uk/whatson/tinseltown.

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