Manchester City Council

Markets Christmas Markets visitor information

Getting to and around the markets

The opening dates for the 2018 Manchester Christmas Markets are Friday 9 November to Sunday 22 December, with our main Albert Square site trading on Sunday 23 December until 4pm.

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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