Take a look at everything MediaCityUK has to offer you this Christmas…

Friday, 15th November – MediaCityUK Christmas Lights Switch on event 5pm – 7pm

With special performances, the launch of the MediaCityUK Christmas Markets will be a night to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues. A full announcement and line up is coming soon.

From 15th November to 23rd December – MediaCityUK Christmas Markets 11am – 9pm every day

50 pagodas will line the MediaCityUK Piazza. Enjoy over 30 market stalls selling beautiful and bespoke stocking fillers. Pick up a Bavarian beer or a glass of prosecco and listen to one of the many live performances. Drink a Christmas themed cocktail or a mug of traditional Glühwein in the fully weather-proof seating area.

MediaCityUK Ice Rink 11am – 8pm every day

Open to children and adults, with the option to private hire and available for school trips. There will also be a viewing area and bar selling soft drinks, hot chocolate, wine and beer.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

From 21st November to 22nd December – The Lowry Outlet’s Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Makers Market

A Whoville themed Christmas Makers markets inspired by Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Located on The Lowry Outlet plaza for five weekends, be immersed in the village of Whoville as you browse the Makers Market stalls where you can pick up unique Christmas gifts, try tasty treats and enjoy the festive season.

From 6th to 15th December – Quays Culture presents Lightwaves

Lightwaves is returning for another year, transforming public spaces for 10 days as playful light experiences span across Salford Quays. The annual festival showcases inspiring digital light art from local and international artists. Visitors are invited to download the free festival app to navigate the trail via an interactive map. Highlights include an exclusive world premiere and the world-famous interactive illuminating seesaws Wave-Field created by Lateral Office and CS Design, with soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama.

From 3rd December to 11th January – Christmas shows at The Lowry Theatre

The Lowry Theatre will host four shows this Christmas. In the Lyric Theatre enjoy the Broadway sensation Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical starring X Factor’s Matt Terry. Meanwhile, in the Quays Theatre the six wives of Henry VIII take to the stage with new smash hit musical SIX  and families can enjoy The Gruffalo’s Child. In The Aldridge Studio, Colour The Clouds theatre company present Snowbabies.

  • SIX – 3rd December to 11th January
  • Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical – 10th December to 5th January
  • The Gruffalo’s Child – 6th December to 12th January
  • Snowbabies – 17th to 24th December
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