Manchester City Council

Markets Manchester Christmas Markets visitor information and travel

Getting to and around the markets

The opening dates for the 2017 Manchester Christmas Markets are Friday 10 November to Wednesday 20 December, with our main Albert Square site trading on Thursday 21 December until 6pm.

If you're coming to our Christmas Markets this year, consider leaving the car at home. You can avoid the stress of parking and treat yourself to a Gluhwein or fine ale at one of the many bars along the market trail.

Transport for Greater Manchester's website has all the information you need on bus, train and tram times to make your journey as easy as possible.

Still thinking you'll use the car? See where to park in the city centre

You can also pay to park on your mobile phone with PayByPhone. It's the quick and easy way to pay for parking.

And if you're thinking of staying a few nights, take a look at Visit Manchester (external site) for details on accommodation in the city centre.

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