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Jingle All Holiday

Bobby Buckley and Teddy Smith compile their top 10 list of things to do over the Christmas holidays.

Stuck at home for Christmas? Have nothing to do? Well this is ideal for you! Read this list to find the top 10 things you can do at Christmas instead of staring at the Christmas tree!

10: Lantern walk

Twinkling lanterns light Santa’s route as he arrives on his way to Tatton park to spend his Christmas. This event happens on the 24th of December at 6pm- for further information on Tatton Park click here

9: The Market

Not just the market in Manchester but four days of festive market stalls inspired by Elf the Musical. See street entertainers, family activities, live choirs and brass bands! Lowry Outlet Mall, click here.

8: Pantomime

He’s behind you! Dick Whittington is coming to the Opera House for the seasonal pantomime. Fun for all the family featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Go to

7: Dinosaurs

RAAAA! The theme park full of the very latest palaeontological knowledge will take you back in time 67 million years. This is running at EventCity until the 2nd of January 2018.

6: Robots

Robots have taken over the museum of science and industry! It’s a great day out, especially now the robots have arrived! All ages are welcome, with content ideally recommended for 7+ years.

5: Ice rink

Strap your skates on and hit the ice at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester City Centre. Make sure you don’t fall!

4: Chill Factor

Visit Santa’s grotto on real snow in November every day till December 24th. Have fun sleighing!

3: East Lancashire railway

Ride the Santa Express and meet the elves on a magical train journey like no other.

2: Winter Wonderland

The magical Winter Wonderland is coming back to Manchester. Its doors will open on Saturday the 9th of December, transforming EventCity into a seasonal spectacular!


And our personal favourite:


1: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

SHOOM SHOOM! The new Star Wars is coming out on the 14/15 of December 2017! It will be full of action, adventure and lightsabres! The Lowry is the cheapest cinema but every cinema you can think of will be showing it.

And remember, may the force be with you!