Christmas is a magical time in Manchester and with the Christmas Market now in full swing, there is no excuse to put off indulging in the festivities.

Manchester’s world famous Christmas market returned on the 10th November and will be open until the 20th December. It is a great place to shop for presents and Yuletide produce and is a hugely popular leisure destination. No Mancunian winter is complete without a wander through the chalet-lined streets, taking in a Glühwein, hot chocolate and Bratwurst or two.

The main market centres around Albert Square in front of Manchester’s Town Hall and is open every day from 10am to 9pm. The wooden stalls here remain open for an extra day, until the 21st December. The choice of food is endless, from Hungarian goulash to Spanish paella and hog roasts, from pancakes to profiteroles.

Launched in 1999 at St Anne’s Square, the market is hugely popular and attracts millions of visitors each year. This year it is spread across no less than 10 sites and includes a French Market, German Market and hundreds of stalls selling Christmas presents, leather goods, decorations, food and drink.

The ice rink is also back in Cathedral Gardens and is open from 11am to 9pm every day (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day), until the 7th January.

And if you would like to live just a short stroll from the Christmas markets, call us on 0161 200 1669 for further details.

Get a date in the diary and soak in that atmosphere. Merry Christmas from all of us at Manchester New Square!