Quingo Christmas Market Series: Manchester

Your Quingo scooter means going out is much more pleasurable and safe during the winter months so we thought we would find you some great ways you can use your scooter to keep active and enjoy the wintertime!

This week we’re continuing with our Christmas Market series, and after the festive delights that the capital had to offer, we’re heading back up north!


Spoilt for Choice

The Christmas Markets are located in different spaces around the city, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere. They will all be open from Saturday 14 November until Monday 21 December.

The array of over 300 stalls will leave you spoilt for choice, with mouth-watering delicacies from all over Europe. The choice is getting bigger and bigger every year and includes gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, toys and an array of food and drink. Treat yourself to anything from Dutch mini pancakes, to Hungarian goulash to Spanish paella to French profiteroles. Relax with a hot chocolate, German or Spanish beer, or French wine. Soak up the atmosphere of a truly international event with a uniquely Mancunian flavour.

The Markets can be found at the following locations:

  • Albert Square
  • Brazennose Street
  • King Street
  • Ann’s Square
  • Exchange Street
  • Market Street
  • New Cathedral Street
  • Exchange Square
  • Corn Exchange
  • Cathedral Garden

Exchange Square comprises of a brand new, two storey indoor beer house for this year. It accompanies The Mill, a new bar area complete with a huge smoking chimney as its centrepiece, to celebrate the industrial heritage of Manchester.

Cathedral Gardens is the dedicated family area, offering a traditional fun fair and other entertainment. It has a more child friendly atmosphere for young visitors wishing to experience the magic of Manchester’s Christmas Markets.

Market Street was a new addition to the Markets last year, but it returns this year after its success. This means the site will be expanded with even more chalets offering top gift ideas after local retailers reported a boost to footfall and sales figures during the market season.

The Corn Exchange will return as development work to refurbish the building has turned it in to the Market’s major food destination!

There is even a nicely plotted out map on the official Manchester City Council’s website to ensure you can choose exactly which route to take!



Spread across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are all located within roughly a quarter of a mile of each other and are fully accessible to all.

Manchester City Council suggest that if you prefer a quieter, more relaxing experience where you can avoid the hustle and bustle, weekday evenings and mornings are just that.

Accessible toilets are located on Lloyd Street, on the ground floor of the Town Hall Extension.

Travelling to the Markets

Manchester City Council suggest leaving your car at home this year, to both avoid the hassle of parking and so that you can enjoy a drink or two in the beer tent! They ensure that navigating your way around Greater Manchester couldn’t be easier during the festive period.

There are a few public transport services that will get you both to and around the different Christmas markets in Manchester City Centre – train, tram or bus. There is a ticket that gives you unlimited travel on any bus, train or tram in Greater Manchester for one day too, starting from just £5.20. The metrolink tram system is especially good for travel within the city, and is an easily accessible system – all stops have either a ramp, lift or escalator access.

For an added incentive, when buying your train ticket into the city centre be sure to request that it covers free Metrolink City Zone travel so you can make the most of your trip. For more information visit metrolink.co.uk


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