Manchester Christmas Markets open for 2016

Following the light switch-on on 4th November, the housands of visitors have poured into Manchester to see the infamous Christmas Markets. Several eye-catching markets are spread across the centre of the city, the heart of it being in Albert Square.

The awarding-winning event will be open from 10am – 9pm almost every day until 21st December. Over 300 stalls are expected this year.

If you’re wondering where to get the best of your European delicacies, finest alchohol and stinkiest cheese the map below can help you out.

A spokesperson for Manchester City Council said:

Arguably the largest and Best Christmas Market in the country, Manchester Christmas Markets is the ideal destination for a festive group outing. Markets are spread across the city centre, some 300 traders offer international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of our buzzing city.


A whole series of events are happening across the city, including a Christmas choir, an ice-skating rink and a drive-in cinema. Also keep an eye out for the actors making their way round the markets looking to entertain.