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Today to Mon 7 Jan 2019, closest first.    

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 - Sleepyhead
Little Angel Theatre presents the perfect Christmas show for ages 2-5. It’s been a long day for Dad and he can hardly keep his eyes open. All he wants is for Baby to go to sleep so he can catch up on a little shut-eye too.
St Ann’s Square Manchester
Thu 13 Dec to Mon 17 Dec, Wed 19 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Wed 26 Dec to Mon 31 Dec

More details - Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester
Sat 29 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 - Black Stone Cherry
Black Stone Cherry Plus The Cadillac Three + Monster Trucks. Artists performing: Black Stone Cherry.: Tickets avaiable.
Manchester Arena, Manchester
Today

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 - 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 - Metalsmiths - Exhibition Launch
Metalsmiths: A showcase of contemporary metal makers from Yorkshire Artspace. Metalsmiths features the work of seven contemporary makers, each of whom offer a unique aesthetic quality and showcase a range of techniques and processes in their work.
Manchester Craft & Design Centre 17 Oak Street Northern Quarter Manchester
Today to Sat 2 Feb 2019

More details - Släpstick
Flying violins! Speed skating ballerinos! Winner of the 2017 Edinburgh Spirit of the Fringe Award, Släpstick is an ode to the timeless comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Laurel & Hardy – with a very modern twist.
HOME 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester
Thu 13 Dec to Sat 15 Dec, Tue 18 Dec to Sat 22 Dec

More details - Aladdin
It’s Christmas Time and Your Wish has been Granted! Open Sesame! The Dancehouse Theatre’s Family Pantomime is back! This year we take a magic-carpet ride to the mystic east with the Prince of Thieves, Aladdin!
Dancehouse 10 Oxford Road
Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Fri 21 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Thu 27 Dec to Mon 31 Dec

More details - Black Beauty
Running time: 90 minutes with interval Our Christmas production of 2018 is an uplifting and hilarious re-telling of Black Beauty.  Andy and Andy have fallen on hard times.
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Fri 14 Dec, Sat 15 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

More details - CONTACT AND JACKIE HAGAN: THE FOREST OF FORGOTTEN DISCOS!
This festive season, join us for a new and exciting show for children aged 5+ (and the older ones who look after them!) Written by Jackie Hagan.Directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin.Presented by Contact and Hope Mill Theatre. Integrated BSL interpretation. Relaxed performances.
Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard St Manchester
Tue 11 Dec, Tue 18 Dec

More details - Christmas and New Year holiday closures
Sorry, we are closed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester
Mon 24 Dec to Tue 1 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 - 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 - 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 - Winter Funland
Christmas 2018 is rapidly approaching and the team at Winter Funland is working hard together with Santa and the elves to get the North West England’s Largest Indoor Winter Wonderland ready in time… This year’s Christmas Winter Wonderland bonanza is in Event City, Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester.
Event City Manchester
Today to Tue 1 Jan 2019

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 - 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 - Christmas Eve Crib Service at St Paul's Church Monton
Come early to get a seat as we welcome the baby Lord Jesus and remember how it all began in Bethlehem. Please join us for this short service at 4pm on Christmas Eve as Mary and Joseph arrive at the crib - an wonderful part of the Christmas Story to share with children from a very young age upwards!
St Paul’s Church Egerton Road Off Monton Green/Rocky Lane Monton Eccles Manchester
Mon 24 Dec

More details - Christmas Eve Midnight Communion
Please join us as we welcome the new-born King into our lives with communion, carols and the message of Christmas alongside friends from Monton Methodist Church. Note the start time of 11:15PM
St Paul’s Church Egerton Road Off Monton Green/Rocky Lane Monton Eccles Manchester
Mon 24 Dec

More details - Feel the thrill at Winter Funland this Christmas
Winter Funland are the company behind the largest indoor and outdoor winter wonderland festival in the North West of England. This year Winter Funland will be putting on a winter wonderland at Event City, Trafford Center, Manchester.
Event city Opposite the Trafford centre Regent Cres Stretford
Tue 1 Jan 2019

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 - ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime
You don’t want to miss this alternative festive fun from the team behind ComedySportz! Heroes, villains, songs and silliness are guaranteed as the gang improvise a brand new pantomime using only your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust.
Waterside 1 Waterside Plaza Sale
Fri 14 Dec and Sat 15 Dec

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