Gather round at Locke: festive fun in Manchester.

Whitworth LockeCivic QuarterManchester

Gather round at Locke: festive fun in Manchester.

Manchester comes alive during the festive season. With its infamous Christmas Markets and various other festive attractions popping up throughout the city, it’s the perfect place for a festive city break. Here are the spots we recommend visiting.

This festive season at Locke we’re celebrating getting together with friends and family to toast to the year gone. Whether its gathering round a table of festive treats, a warm, cosy fire or just wrapping up to explore the festive markets.

Manchester has become synonymous with festive fun thanks to its roaring Christmas markets. So, whether you're staying in the city centre, enjoying the markets, illuminations, or Winter Gardens, we’ve rounded up some of Manchester’s best festive picks over November and December.

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CzlupbTubXs/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@thetwilighttrail</a>-&nbsp;🍫 𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗟𝗢𝗔𝗗 🍫<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;"><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">Only a few days left until you can enjoy the very first Twilight Trail at Mayfield Park.<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">Expect some amazing vendors with some delicious festive products 😋 </p>

@thetwilighttrail- 🍫 𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗟𝗢𝗔𝗗 🍫

Only a few days left until you can enjoy the very first Twilight Trail at Mayfield Park.
Expect some amazing vendors with some delicious festive products 😋

The Twilight Trail at Mayfield Park

17 November – 31st December, Mayfield Park, Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY

With immersive light and sound experiences, Mayfield Park is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland. The Twilight Trail is 30-minutes of light displays, illuminations, lanterns and soundscapes. You can then enjoy the food and drink vendors in the beautiful setting of Mayfield Park.

Victoria Baths: Festive Winter Fair

12th November, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Rd, Manchester M13 0FE

Browse local makers and artisans in the beautiful setting of Victoria Baths. Start off your festive shopping with a trip to the Festive Winter Fair. With over 50 stalls selling artwork, prints, ceramics, candles and more, it’s the perfect place to pick up some gifts for you or your loved ones.

Winter Gardens at Piccadilly Garden

10th November – 21st December, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M60 1AY

Manchester’s Christmas Markets have become a staple in the city's calendar. With an array of events, you’ll find the hub in Piccadilly Gardens, with an array of food, drink and gift stalls alongside a Scandi-style tipi, full of lights, cosy rugs and a traditional log fire.

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CxP6OhiMTr3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@skatemanchesterice</a> - Make a day of it! ✨ Explore the flavours of the world at The Corn Exchange, crack an escape room, play a spot of indoor cricket and finish up with a skate in one of the city&rsquo;s most beautiful open spaces.&nbsp;</p>

@skatemanchesterice - Make a day of it! ✨ Explore the flavours of the world at The Corn Exchange, crack an escape room, play a spot of indoor cricket and finish up with a skate in one of the city’s most beautiful open spaces. 

Ice skating at Cathedral Gardens

27th October – 2nd January, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG

Wrap up, grab your friends and hit the ice. Skate Manchester takes place against the backdrop of Manchester Cathedral, complete with a twinkling Christmas tree.

Festive Crafts and Gifts at Market Street

10th November – 21st December, Market Square, High St, Manchester M4 1BD

Enjoy browsing the stalls around Market Street, pick up some artisanal goods from local makers, then head off to the main event at the Winter Gardens.

Heading to Manchester this festive season?

Look no further than Whitworth Locke. Set in a 19th Century cotton factory, every area – from the beautiful Conservatory Bar to the spacious co-working lounge – celebrates the building’s quirks and features.

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Civic QuarterManchester

With 160 apartments in a former cotton mill, Whitworth Locke hotel near Manchester Piccadilly houses a coworking space, restaurant and coffee shop.

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