Christmas Manchester's Christmas Markets

The Winter Gardens at Piccadilly Gardens

Open daily from 10am to 9pm (street food stalls close at 6pm, craft stalls close at 8pm)

This year we have changed Piccadilly Gardens into the all new Winter Gardens at Piccadilly. Featuring two huge, decked areas with amazing food and drink on offer: Pank offer vegan street food as you’ve never seen, there’s also authentic Korean food, Eat Greek, Amsterdam Frites, gourmet churros, cookie dough, pancakes, loaded fried chicken and - for the first time at Manchester’s Christmas Markets - vegan bratwurst.  

You’ll also find our microbrewery showcasing the best local ales and rum porters on offer, and Brook’s Mill are back too, with every flavour hot chocolate liqueur you can think of as well as prosecco cocktails.  The popular Bar Humbug bring us hot rum cocktails and tea-quilas and - new for 2021 – we have Bar Off Piste, serving local and continental beers and selected cocktails.   

The Winter Gardens at Piccadilly is home to a staging area with music or live entertainment each night, with under cover seating so that any Manchester rain doesn’t dampen your spirits. 

Image shows the two designs for the 2021 Christmas Markets Mugs. The wording on them says "Manchester Christmas Markets. Christmas is what you make it."

This year's Christmas Markets Mug designs


New for customers with disabilities this year is a new changing places unit. Located next to the Victoria Statue in Piccadilly, this unit includes a toilet, shower with track hoist and tail lift. It’s fully staffed, so all our customers with disabilities can enjoy the markets at the same pace as everyone else, with a proper facility in place. 

Festive timings

  • Christmas Eve: 10am to 5pm 
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED 
  • Boxing Day: 10am to 5pm 
  • 27 December: 10am to 7.30pm (Bank Hol) 
  • 28 December: 10am to 7.30pm (Bank Hol) 
  • 29 December: 10am to 7.30pm  
  • 30 December: 10am to 7.30pm 
  • 31 December: 10am to 5pm 
  • 1 January: 10am to  5pm (Bank Hol) 
  • 2 January: 10am to 5pm 

This site will close early at 6pm on the final day before Christmas, Wednesday 22 December - all stalls 

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