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More details - Conservation Day in Hyde
Cutting hedges in Werneth Low Country Park to ensure thicker growth and better weather protection for wildlife. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, Hyde
Today

More details - Stick Man
The joyful adaptation of former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book, Stick Man, returns to The Lowry for another enchanting festive adventure.
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford
Today, Wed 12 Dec to Mon 17 Dec, Wed 19 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Thu 27 Dec to Mon 31 Dec, Wed 2 Jan 2019 to Sun 6 Jan 2019

More details - Lightwaves 2018
Quays Culture’s free annual festival, Lightwaves 2018 will this year play host to five Manchester–based artists, who will each showcase inspiring digital light art, as 16 FREE light experiences span across Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.
Salford Quays, Salford
Today to Sun 16 Dec

More details - Christmas at Dunham Massey
Christmas at Dunham Massey returns to the historic National Trust property in Cheshire from 30 November – 30 December 2018.
Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham
Today to Sun 30 Dec

More details - Conservation Day in Droylsden
Coppicing and site maintenance on Medlock Field; cutting back trees and shrubs to provide a better habitat for wildlife. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch.
Saxon Street car park, Droylsden
Tue 11 Dec

More details - Conservation Day in Stamford Park
A variety of tasks in this well-used park. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Stamford Park Depot, Stamford Park, Astley Road, Stalybridge
Thu 13 Dec

More details - Magical Christmas Movie Experience
THIS CHRISTMAS DISCOVER MAGIC AROUND EVERY CORNER INSIDE OUR MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE EXPERIENCE. VENTURE THROUGH A MAGICAL WARDROBE, ENTER A SECRET FOREST AND MAKE YOUR WAY TO OUR INCREDIBLE INDOOR CINEMA.
Arch 8, Temperance Street, Mayfield, Manchester
Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, Fri 21 Dec to Sun 23 Dec

Christmas Brass Band Concert More details - Christmas Brass Band Concert
The Larkhill Centre Timperley is holding it’s ever popular CHRISTMAS BAND CONCERT featuring the FLIXTON BRASS BAND.
The Larkhill Centre Thorley Lane Timperley
Sat 15 Dec
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More details - The Snowman - with Live Orchestra
Bring all the family along to the big screening of The Snowman, the animated classic by Raymond Briggs. The film will be accompanied live by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s beautiful score – including the magical song ‘Walking in the Air’.
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St., Manchester
Sat 15 Dec and Sun 16 Dec

More details - It’s Mess Around’s Christmas Party! Come along for a merry messy time.
Jingle mess, jingle mess, jingle all the way! Join the best festive party of the season! Everyone can have a jolly messy time with us at Messy Christmas.
Heywood Sports Village West Starkey Street Heywood
Sat 15 Dec

More details - City of Manchester Opera: Christmas Concert
Join City of Manchester Opera for its annual Christmas concert at Manchester Central Library, with a beautiful programme of opera and musical airs that you know or will love to discover, including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Howard Goodall’s "The Lord is my shepherd", songs by John Rutter, music from Messiah, The
Performance Space, Ground Floor, Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester
Sat 15 Dec

More details - Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Sonata No. 2
The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian Salons.
St Ann’s Church, St Ann Street, Manchester
Sat 15 Dec

More details - Christingle And Toy Service at St Paul's Church, Monton
An ’awesome’ experience of Advent songs, bible readings and carols. Everyone will be given a Christingle orange to help them understand that Jesus is "the light of the world". ~ a wonderful part of our Christmas celebrations.
St Paul’s Church Egerton Road Off Monton Green/Rocky Lane Monton Eccles Manchester
Sun 16 Dec

More details - Winter Wanderings
Wrap up warm and brave the elements on this strenuous 9 mile walk around Stalybridge Country Park with Paul Nethercott. Spectacular views from the top of Wildbank, make the effort worthwile. Mince pies at the end of the walk
Oakgates Car Park, Hartley St. Millbrook, Stalybridge
Sun 16 Dec

More details - It’s Mess Around’s Christmas Party! Come along for a merry messy time.
It’s Mess Around’s Christmas Party! Come along for a merry messy time. Jingle mess, jingle mess, jingle all the way! Join the best festive party of the season! Everyone can have a jolly messy time with us at Messy Christmas.
Radcliffe Leisure Centre Spring Ln Radcliffe
Sun 16 Dec

More details - Bramhall Christmas Worker Bee Market
It’s never too late to find unique Christmas gifts and decorations. Immerse yourself in mince pies and mulled wine at our Artisan Market on the Sunday before we all break up for Christmas! We’ve hand-picked often local artisan makers and traders to inspire you, and produce to tempt you.
3rd Bramhall Scout Hut, Linney Road, Bramhall, Stockport
Sun 16 Dec

More details - Tree Planting in Denton
Help to make Tameside even greener by planting trees on Whittles Farm. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Mill Lane, Denton
Mon 17 Dec

More details - Conservation Day in Droylsden
Coppicing and site maintenance on Copperas Field; cutting back trees and shrubs to provide a better habitat for wildlife. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch.
Copperas Field entrance on Juniper Crescent, parking on Linden Way, Droylsden.
Tue 18 Dec

More details - Carols By Candlight at St Paul's Church, Monton
A ’traditional’ Carol Service of Christmas readings and lots of carol singing as the Christmas story unfolds - followed by a chance to get together and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies after the service. It would be lovely if you could join us so that we can extend our Christmas Greetings to you in person!
St Paul’s Church Egerton Road Off Monton Green/Rocky Lane Monton Eccles Manchester
Thu 20 Dec

More details - Manchester Christmas Drive In
This Christmas marks the return of the UK’s biggest and best drive-in-cinema experience, set to take place at the AJ Bells Stadium in Trafford between 20th-23rd December 2018.
1 Stadium Way, Eccles, Manchester
Thu 20 Dec to Sun 23 Dec

More details - Lily and the Christmas Snow Bear
A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl. For children aged 3+ and their families. There are just two more sleeps until Christmas and it’s starting to snow! Lily loves to play in the snow – so she sets off to explore.
The Met, Market Street, Bury
Thu 20 Dec to Mon 24 Dec

More details - Conservation Day on Staley Way, Stalybridge.
Woodland thinning & coppicing on Staley Way; cutting back trees and shrubs to provide a better habitat for wildlife. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge
Thu 20 Dec

More details - Winter Solstice Celebration
Shortest day, longest night, help call back the sun on this four mile early morning walk up to Hartshead Pike.
Park Bridge Heritage Centre, The Stables, Ashton
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Hallé Youth Orchestra
Ben Goldscheider, 2016 BBC Young Musician Finalist and Brass winner, joins conductor Jonathon Heyward and the Hallé Youth Orchestra to perform Richard Strauss’s First Horn Concerto, Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony, and Liszt’s free-flowing symphonic poem, Les Préludes.
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St., Manchester
Sat 22 Dec

More details - Carol Service
with the Sing for Joy Choir. Come and enjoy carols old and new and be ready to celebrate Christmas. All ages welcome. Light (Christmassy) refreshments to conclude.
The Gospel Hall, Maxwell Street, Astley Bridge, Bolton.
Sun 23 Dec

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