Winter Markets will make sure your Christmas list is wrapped

The socially-distanced event will give a flavour of Manchester’s famous Christmas Markets and support local traders during the festive period.

The markets in Piccadilly Gardens and St Ann’s Square will invite independent local traders in Manchester and across the region who would have been part of the city’s usual Christmas markets, offering visitors a seasonal alternative to the high street.  

The Piccadilly Gardens markets will include the usual street-food traders, along with a range of craft and gift stalls, and is open now until Wednesday 23 December – 10.30 until 7pm.  

Full traders for Piccadilly Gardens listed below. 

St Ann’s Square will welcome some of the usual Christmas Market favourites for two long weekends (Weds 9 December to Sun 13 December / Weds 16 December to Sun 20 December) and will be open from 10.30am until 7pm.  

On St Ann's Sqaure, foodies can expect: 

  • Porky Pig and his famous Yorkshire pudding wraps 

  • Eat Greek with traditional gyros and halloumi fries 

  • Elsie May’s gooey cookie dough 

  • Traditional Christmas market pancakes 

  • Gourmet English sausage and German bratwurst 

  • Mango Rays with hot and fresh burritos and vegan chill con carne. 

 

TO NOTE:

The weekend markets will be strictly managed to limit the number of people who can access the stalls at any one time, using a one-way traffic system to ensure social distancing can be always adhered to.  

Outdoor markets can trade under the Government’s Tier 3 Covid-19 guidelines.  

 

Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester’s Christmas spokesperson, said: “We know people were so disappointed to hear this year’s Christmas Markets could not go ahead. Public safety must be at the heart of everything we do, and we could not put on our usual world-class event while keeping people safe.  

“Since then, we have been looking at ways of supporting the Christmas traders at an important time of year for their businesses, while also attracting people to the city centre in a safe an manageable way.  

“Our Winter Markets have attracted some of the city’s - and region’s - top makers and traders, who provide a real alternative to the high street.” 

 

TRADERS ON PICCADILLY GARDENS INCLUDE:

WEEK ONE 


The Crusty Pie Company - Pork pies, pork pies with added fillings, pasties, chutneys, scotch eggs etc 

Popsters - Pop record clocks and coasters 

The Great British Cheese Company - Waxed truckle cheeses. Also, gift packs including with chutney. 

Johnsons Toffees - Selection of various toffees and fudges 

The Closet Boutique - Faux fur clothing, hats, gloves, scarves & headbands 

Zen Experimental - Peaky Blinders bottled gin, Peaky Blinders gin themed gift sets. Peaky Blinders rum, coffee spiced rum and caramel spiced rum. 

Mandalay Accessories - Hair accessories: hair clips, ribbons. Silk scarves, handbags, handmade jewellery. 

The Cocktail Co: Cold bottled cocktails for off-site consumption. Gift Hampers. 

Amazonas Gifts: Jewellery, Bags, purses, scarves, wall hangings, fair trade clothing & t-shirts. 

Cheshire Cheese Company: Cheese, chutney, jams & spreads 

Personalised Gifts: Personalised gifts, toy trucks, hairbands, mugs, bracelets and keyrings. Personalised mood lockets. 

Paul Collins: Tweed bags, purses and wallets. 

Trolle Trading Limited: Toffee vodka (for consumption off-site) and gift boxes. 

Snugglebottle: Herbal heatpacks 

Priya: Nepalese woollen jumpers, jackets, coats, scarves, hats, felt items 

Sticky Chocolate: Chocolate slabs, assorted chocolates and fudges. 

The Olive Tree: Olive oil soaps, crafted olive wood boxes, statues & ornaments 
 

WEEK TWO 

Snugglebottle: Herbal heatpacks. 

Chi Chi's:  Painted tin lanterns (animal shapes) from Bali. Pop up greeting cards, papier-mache animal ornaments, ornamental metal butterflies & dragonflies, contemporary pop art designs  

The Little Gift Hut: Keepsakes, charms, love gifts, friendship gifts, hearts, crystals, wishbags, fairies & angels 

Mayflower Apiaries: Honey & beeswax products: candles, polish, hand cream, lip balm & soap 

Priya Trading: Nepalese woollen jumpers, jackets, coats, scarves, hats, felt items 

The Cheese Board: Cheese, chutneys and jams 

Sticky Chocolate: Chocolate slabs, assorted chocolates and fudges. 

The Closet Boutique: Faux fur clothing, hats, gloves, scarves & headbands 

From The Olive Tree: Olive oil soaps, crafted olive wood boxes, statues & ornaments 

O'Donnell Moonshine: Moonshine official products, inc tough nut, roasted
apple, wildberry and sticky toffee flavours. 

Malvavisco: Gourmet marshmallows in various flavours. 

Just The Cheese: Cheese truckles          

Amazonas Jewellery: Designer: Hand crafted, silver & glass jewellery 

Johnsons Toffees: Selection of various toffees and fudges 

The Crusty Pie Company: Pork pies, pork pies with added fillings, pasties, chutneys, scotch eggs etc 

Popsters: Pop record clocks and coasters 

The Cocktail Co: Cold bottled cocktails for off-site consumption. Gift Hampers. 

Paul Collins: Tweed bags, purses and wallets. 

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