The Trafford Centre is situated just 5 miles outside Manchester city centre; visitors have the choice of 230 stores along three miles of granite and marble boulevards. Stores range from designer and high fashion favourites, including the first Selfridges outside London, to stylish homewares at Barton Square. The Centre is also home to 60 restaurants, cafes and bars in The Orient and the opulent Great Hall.
We will move onto the city centre to soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas Markets and follow the market trail as it winds through the streets, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.
Be sure not to miss the amazing array of food and drink! Manchester’s Christmas Markets are famous for traditional bratwurst, but visitors can also treat themselves to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast. Plenty of vegetarian options will be on offer, and for those with a sweet tooth the choices are even more mouth-watering!