3 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (28 – 30 November, 2014)

Bolton Winter Wonderland

Bolton Winter Wonderland

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Greater Manchester this weekend plus a cheeky competition and some suggestions from our social media friends.

  • With an open air ice rink, 33 metre Ferris wheel and a giant snow slide, there’s something for everyone at Bolton Winter Wonderland, which opens this weekend. Get yourself and the family down to the town centre for a truly magical experience.
  • The annual Christmas pantomime has arrived at Oldham Coliseum. What will Aladdin do with his wishes? Will he achieve fame, glory and get the girl? Expect slapstick, shouts of ‘it’s behind you!’, hisses, boos and of course…panto dames.
  • Father Christmas is getting ready for his biggest fixture of the year; kids can take a ride up to the top floor of the National Football Museum to meet the man himself, and tell him what’s on their transfer list this season.

Cheeky Competition

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

  • ‏@jamese_uk: Get down to @PapaGs_Greek in the Printworks. Food to die for and fab friendly service!
  • @Continuum_York: Visit the fantastic “Christmas on the Cobbles” at Coronation Street The Tour! http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/coronationstreet #CorrieTour
  • ‏@simonbray: The @AnchorCoffee Christmas Handmade Market tomorrow – 10-4!
  • ‏@Parsonagetrust: Come to @Parsonagetrust to meet santa, buy local crafts, support our trust & admire GREAT art by local artists. Sun 11-4:30pm
  • ‏@Guerrilla_Eats: THIS! pic.twitter.com/oH8p52F87l
  • ‏@keldasavage: Get the tram to Sale & visit brilliant Pop Up Gallery Shop @WatersideArts http://watersideartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/1511-pop-up-gallery-shop/
  • ‏@naomijane1234: We are going to the Lowry theatre on Sunday to see ‘the match’.

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest this weekend:

  • Emma Siddle: Join the festive fun at Francis House Children’s Hospice Christmas Fair on Saturday from 10am until 4pm at Heatons Sports Club in Heaton Moor!
  • Oxfam N06: Visit facebook.com/OxfamN06 shops for some unique gift ideas, Christmas Cards, Christams new product range and more! :-)and check out our shops great Christmas Displays! #OxfamFashion

For more festive ideas go to visitmanchester.com/christmas

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