Visitors to the The Lowry Outlet over the weekend enjoyed a free glass of fizz and some festive nibbles as the Lowry Christmas Launch opened with an array of activities, including live music and an enchanted Nutcracker Trail.
The Nutcracker Trail led young visitors around the centre on a mission to find ten six-foot tall wooden nutcrackers. Those who found all of the ten Nutcrackers then received the opportunity for their name to go into the prize draw to win an annual family pass to Merlin Attractions.
The Lowry Outlet will be hosting several other Christmas themed events throughout the season. These include a Victorian Christmas Fayre, as a partner of The Makers Market, it will be free to enter and run from Thursday 24 November until Sunday 27 November.
The market will be situated across the open-air plaza and along the waterfront and will boast more than 100 festive stalls selling gifts, crafts and seasonal food and drink.
Victoria Jackson, Event Director of The Makers Market, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Lowry Outlet on this festive event. It is a privilege to bring together a fabulous collection of seasonal produce with magical products designed to inspire during the merry season.”
The market will also include entertainment; live music, a traditional carousel and funfair games.
Lowry Outlet Centre Manager Kelly Hurst, said: “We are very excited to be able to host our first Victorian Christmas Fayre in collaboration with The Makers Market, who are renowned for delivering the very best in artisan produce. We will be showcasing a whole host of festive activities across the four days; with something for everyone to enjoy, it is an event not to be missed!”
Closer to Christmas, from 16- 18 of December, the Lowry Outlet will host the Magical Makers Market. This market will bring together produce from all around England with Christmas cheer.