Manchester Christmas Markets 2021 – Dates and What’s on

Manchester Christmas Market – Dates and What’s on.  I still remember the first time I visited Manchester Christmas Market.  I wandered around all the wooden chalets admiring the twinkling Christmas lights and all the fabulous decorations stalls.   The muddled smells of frying onions and spicy Gluhwein tempting me to linger a little longer and taste their festive delights!  Whether you are just browsing or doing all of your Christmas shopping Manchester Christmas Markets are a perfect place to head to this Christmas.

If you are planning to come to Manchester for a visit, have a look at our list of suggestions for the best hotels near Manchester Christmas Markets.

As always, things are subject to changes so check before you set out!

Dates and Opening Times of Manchester Christmas Markets (still to be confirmed)

Albert Square openings 5 Nov 2021 – 22 Dec 2021
Monday – Sunday 10:00  – 21:00
Other site openings 5 Nov 2021 – 21 Dec 2021
Monday – Sunday 10:00  – 21:00
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Christmas Markets in Manchester

The Christmas Markets in Manchester have several different themes.  Cathedral Gardens, Market Street, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street and the Corn Exchange all have the traditional Christmas Market.  Exchange Street has an Arts and Crafts Market, while you can find the French Christmas Market on King Street.  A traditional German Market can be found in Manchester on St Ann’s Square, and Brazennose Street hosts the World Christmas Market.

Also have a look at our post on what Events are on in Manchester this Christmas.

Manchester Christmas Market


Manchester Christmas Market 2021

The main Christmas Market in Manchester will run from the 5th to the 22nd of December 2021.

Manchester Christmas Markets 2021 Locations

Albert Square – Friday 5 November to 22 December, 10am to 9pm.
Cathedral Gardens – Friday 5 November to 5 January, 10am to 9pm
Piccadilly Gardens – Friday 5 November to 22 December, 10am to 9pm
Market Street  – Friday 5 November to 21 December, 10am to 9pm
Exchange Square – Friday 5 November to 21 December, 10am to 9pm
New Cathedral Street – Friday 5 November to 21 December, 10am to 9pm
King Street  – Friday 5 December to 21 December, 10am to 9pm
St Ann’s Square – Friday 5 November to 21 December, 10am to 9pm


Manchester Christmas Markets UK


There are over 300 fabulous stalls selling everything you might need or want at Christmas such as crafts, clothes, jewellery and toys.

Visit Manchester states that the market ill include “European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.

And as the UK capital of Christmas, Manchester has one of the most popular Christmas markets in Europe, with an unrivalled selection of festival events and attractions to keep winter visitors busy.”


Nearby you will also find York Christmas Market and Leeds Christmas Market, and do read our post on what’s on in Yorkshire, Manchester and Chester this Christmas!  If you are not too full of Christmas cake and eggnog then check out this post on great places to get brunch in Manchester.  Make you check out our list of the best Christmas Events in the UK.

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