Manchester Christmas Market: The Biggest and Best of the UK

Manchester Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market

Don your christmas jumper and wooly hat and spend an evening amongst the chalet-lined streets of Manchester. No Mancunian december is complete without the UK’s largest Christmas market and this year its bigger and better, with several new locations bringing plenty of festive cheer to be soaked up!

The market boasts over 300 stalls, selling produce from all over Europe; from cheese and meats for winter evening nibbles, to biscuits and bakes that won’t last until Christmas, and not to mention the exhaustive array of gift idea and Christmas decorations.

Exhaustive Spread of Chutneys

Exhaustive Spread of Chutneys

Be sure to bring an appetite – not only is there a multitude of international foods to be eaten, there are plenty of tasters too!

Mulled Wines

Mulled Wines

A steaming mug of mulled wine with keep you calm amongst the frantic crowds…

Hot drinks chalet

Hot drinks chalet

… or if all else fails, retreat to one of the chalet seating areas and bag yourself a spot for the evening.

Manchester Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market

Cheese, wonderful cheese; French, Dutch and English.

French Cheesecake

French Cheesecake

Don’t miss this bad boy over at team France – moussey, creamy, lights and utterly delectable.

Italian Nougat

Italian Nougat

The Italian’s offer up nougat of every flavour; classic, fruits, nutty and even Nutella!

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

I have no qualms with the statement that these are the world’s best macaroons. If you’re lucky, they’ll still be warm from the oven.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

These may well be Britain’s best chocolate brownies; chewy and rich.

Dutch Mini Pancakes

Dutch Mini Pancakes

I was completely won over by the mini Dutch pancakes. The extra charge for cherries is well worth it, but if you prefer to keep things simple, Nutella, caramel or a just generous dusting on icing sugar are on hand.

French Crepes

French Crepes

There’s never a quiet moment at the classic French crêpe stand (all the more reason to opt for the Dutch miniatures in my opinion, not to say these aren’t great too!)

Christmas Sourdough Loaf

Christmas Sourdough Loaf

This Christmas sourdough loaf form Martin’s bakery is great toasted with butter for breakfast.

Manchester Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market

For the savoury muncher, sample the many varieties of olives…

Manchester Christmas Market

Manchester Christmas Market

… or dried sausages, from duck, to pork, to venison; from garlic infused to herb-crusted.

German Hot Dogs

German Hot Dogs

And of course, no German market would be complete without a giant Bratwurst!

Traditional Pies

Traditional Pies

Traditional English pork pies pair well with a mug of hot Toddy or a pint of quality cider.

Italian Food

Italian Food

Bubbling pasta sauces are fragrant with Italian charm, as our the chatty chefs as they confidently toss pasta with a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

Italian pasta sauces

Italian pasta sauces

Garlic Potatoes

Garlic Potatoes

And the famous garlic new potatoes from the very French King Street stalls.

Tree Decorations

Tree Decorations

Onto the non-edibles. Get down to the market soon so you’ll still have time to make use of sparkling and colourful Christmas decorations.

Hanging Decorations

Hanging Decorations

Wooden Table Games

Wooden Table Games

Grab yourself some old-school wooden table games for post-Christmas lunch fun.

Christmas Jumpers

Christmas Jumpers

And if you haven’t invested in a Christmas jumper yet, now is the time.

Christmas Tree Wishes

Christmas Tree Wishes

On your way out, leave a little christmas wish on the tree and share the festive love.

Christmas Tree Wishes

Christmas Tree Wishes

Merry Christmas everyone! x

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