The national lockdown means the Christmas Light Switch-on with NHS key workers will be postponed until restrictions are lifted across England.
The socially-distanced light switch-on, celebrating the efforts of NHS key workers during the pandemic, will now be put back until after the current lockdown is reviewed on 2 December.
The Christmas lights will be joined by the city’s festive favourite, Manchester’s Giant Santa – along with a trail of light sculptures through the city centre.
Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester’s Christmas spokesperson, said: “We have spoken to Santa and we have agreed that Christmas will happen in Manchester – we just have to be patient.
“Public Safety must come first, and so the lockdown means we have had to postpone our Christmas Lights Switch-on until December.
“However, we are determined to celebrate the festive season at a really important time for the city’s businesses. And our NHS heroes will be lined up to turn on the lights before you know it.”