8 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (06 – 08 November 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

Hosted by Key 103’s Debbie Mac, Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley & Kym Marsh will be helping to switch on the lights, as well as Scouting for Girls and Lemar. Members of the casts from both Cinderella and The Sound of Music will also perform. Find out more here.

VIP Event at Cheshire Oaks

VIP Event Cheshire Oaks

On top of fantastic savings and offers over the weekend, visitors will receive free entry into the VIP lounge with complimentary drinks, canapés and entertainment. Click here for more information.

The Oresteia at HOME

The Oresteia

Taking the translation by one of the great poets of the twentieth century – Ted Hughes, this swift-moving, newly cut version radically condenses Aeschylus’ epic trilogy into one play. Click here for more information,

Remembrance Tours at IWM North

Remembrance IWM

Explore the stories on display at Imperial War Museum North in a free tour of the museum to mark Remembrance Day. Find out more.

Manchester On Ice – A Great Northern Christmas

Great Northern Ice Rink

This Friday 6 November, The Great Northern Warehouse’s Ice Rink will open. Take the kids down for a full day of ice-filled fun including skating and fairground rides. To find out more information, click here.

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Festival of Social Sciences

This first-time festival starts this weekend and will allow people in Manchester to find out how research taking place at the city’s universities affects their everyday lives. Click here for more information.

Northern Quarter Makers Market

NQ Makers Market

The Makers Market arrives at the Northern Quarter for the very first time and will bring the finest of local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft. Find out more here.

Remembrance Day at The Printworks

Remembrance rsz

This weekend, free tea, coffees, and hot chocolates will be available for all ex and current service men and women who wear their service badge at Norwegian Blue. This will coincide with a Remembrance service being held at The Printworks at 11am on Sunday. For more information, click here.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.


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