We have a feeling that we can guess what will be top of your xmas list this year once you hear what’s coming to Manchester Christmas Markets this year… We suggest you grab your skates and head on down to ‘Manchester Ice – The Rink at Cathedral Gardens’
The Rink at Cathedral Gardens will be open from 4 November 2016 until 8 January 2017 – 11am until 9pm (same day at the Christmas Lights Switch-on party)
As if that’s not enough, a fairground (scream) to open with the award-winning Christmas Markets on Thursday, 10 November.
Manchester’s world-famous Christmas markets are already a must-see for many people all over the country, however with the new addition to the hugely popular family friendly zone, we can’t help but think it’ll be even more popular! For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.
To get into the festive mood, families will be able to skate against the beautiful backdrop of this historic site which will be transformed into a winter wonderland.
The location offers a spacious and more open option for families and young people to enjoy the Christmas Markets away from the hubbub of the main market sites.
The rink at Cathedral Gardens will open on 3 pm on 4 November, the same night as the Christmas Lights Switch-on part in Albert Square.
Alongside the ice rink families will be able to enjoy a traditional funfair which includes a Ferris wheel, a traditional carousel, a Helter Skelter, and a tea cup ride – open from Thursday, 10 November, the same day that Manchester’s world-famous markets open.
There will also be a range of refreshments available from hand-crafted Windmill House including cookies, waffles, bratwurst, hot chocolate and of course mulled wine for the grown-ups.