Christmas markets are back after the pandemic

Christmas markets to return this year bigger and better after long absence due to Covid-19

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  • Council chiefs say this year will be biggest and best markets yet

Manchester’s Christmas markets to finally return after a long standstill after coronavirus stopped people from coming together to embrace the festive season.

The Christmas markets in Manchester open next week (10 November) and run through until 22 December.

They are best been known for mulled wine, beautiful Christmas trees, roasted chestnuts and unique Christmas decorations. Here councillor Pat Karney tells NQ readers just why the markets are so special

Market stalls

Councillor Pat Karney says this year is an exciting time for communities and people from all over the world to experience the festivities.

Erecting the first stalls in Piccadilly Gardens
Work is already underway on the markets

This map shows where the various Christmas markets in Manchester will be located.