Manchester's Christmas Spokesperson, Cllr Pat Karney responds to the news.
NHS frontline workers will help mark the beginning of the festive season in Manchester and turn on the city’s Christmas lights.
Following a period of review around all major events in the city, the Council can now confirm the events that will - and will not - be happening this year due to Covid-19.
With Manchester’s Zippy Santa still fresh in the memory, the city’s new giant Santa has arrived.
The real gift of this year’s new Christmas Lights in Manchester city centre is that they are largely biodegradable and have been made from recycled materials.
Deansgate was transformed this evening into the city’s biggest pop venue to celebrate the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on show.
The stars of stage, screen and the music world will descend upon the city on Thursday 14 November to celebrate Christmas in Manchester.