Want to wow a loved one this Christmas? Bring them to Manchester for a romantic break and enjoy all the festive loveliness our region has to offer.
If you want to impress with a special gift, Manchester has a great range of shops that cater for every budget, from designer stores along New Cathedral Street and The Avenue to all the leading high street brands in the Arndale. Should you want to make a special, diamond sized purchase, check out the lovely jewellers around King Street and St Ann’s Square.
From 29 November – 1 December Manchester Central plays host to The Magical Christmas Fair, where you’ll find hundreds of stands full of products not easily found on the high street, along with live music, carols, bands and festive entertainment.
Fancy an overnight stay? Take a trip out of the city to the beautiful Mere Golf Resort & Spa and get pampered in the luxurious rural surroundings, complete with spa treatments and afternoon tea.
Fancy showing off your sporting prowess? Head down to Spinningfields and impress your loved one with your skating skills on the outdoor ice rink, a great way to work up an appetite for all the tasty fayre on offer at the Christmas Markets.
For a spot of culture check out the Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica exhibition at MOSI or go to the beautiful Royal Exchange Theatre to see Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang which returns to the city following its huge success at the 2011 Manchester International Festival.
For a stand out meal try Sapporo Teppanyaki, where food meets theatre as the chefs show off their skills and prepare your food as you watch.
Also don’t forget to enter our great Christmas competitions here