10 festive things to do in Manchester

December is almost here, and the official Christmas countdown can officially begin. So if you’re not feeling festive yet, here are a few things you can be doing to get in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year. 1. Christmas Carols at John Rylands Library. I went to this one-hour carol concert … Continue reading 10 festive things to do in Manchester

How to survive a trip to Manchester Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets are probably the most Christmassy thing you can do in Manchester during December, but in recent years word has spread and spread and now every year even bigger crowds pile in for their annual visit. There is nothing that feels less like festive fun than being bustled about in hordes of people, … Continue reading How to survive a trip to Manchester Christmas Markets

The Handmade Christmas Fair is coming to Manchester

Christmas is well and truly on my radar now, and as someone with an interest in crafting I was really excited to find out that Kirsty Allsopp is bringing a festive version of her Handmade Fair event to Manchester! The Handmade Christmas Fair will be held at Manchester Central across 3 days from 20th-22nd November, and … Continue reading The Handmade Christmas Fair is coming to Manchester

Festive Friday: Spinningfields ice rink now open!

So this is the first of my Festive Friday series, which will be all about spreading those Christmas feelings. I hadn’t planned on starting quite so early, but when I heard that the Spinningfields ice rink was being launched this week, it definitely made me feel a little bit more festive! The Manchester city centre … Continue reading Festive Friday: Spinningfields ice rink now open!