13 November – 18 December
On the middle Sundays (27 November and 4 December) families can enjoy an illuminating early evening, with enchanting Ghost Caribou - a night-time street act with giant creatures, part caribou, part human who tell their story through music, song, and shadow - and the Spark! light-up band will be back.
- Sunday 27 November, 4-7pm
- Sunday 4, December, 4-7pm
St Ann’s Square and Deansgate
The final two Sundays (11 and 18 December) will see Christmas Crackers, Sugar Plum Fairies, Toy Soldiers and a Fairy Mouse taking to the city’s streets, with Sunday 11 December also including an extra special festive first for Manchester. Still under wraps at the moment, with more details set to be revealed very soon, a not-to-be missed city centre Christmas treat for everyone is promised.
- Sunday 11 December, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
Manchester Arndale, Market Street, St Mary’s Gate, Deansgate, St Ann’s, Cross Street.
- Sunday 18 December, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Manchester Arndale, Market Street.
The Manchester Christmas Parade will be filled with all the sights, sounds and sparkle that spell Christmas, will weave its way through the streets of the city centre and bring some extra special Christmas cheer to the city. Building on the success of the city's world-famous Manchester Day Parade, the Manchester Christmas Parade promises to delight young and old.
- Sunday 11 December, 1pm
The Parade will take in Deansgate, St Ann's Street, Cross Street and St Mary's Gate.
The Festive Sundays programme has been commissioned by Manchester Business Improvement District in partnership with Manchester City Council.