Manchester's Christmas Market returns

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Manchester's famous Christmas Market returns today.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit over the next few weeks, with vendors coming from across Europe to form the festive fair.

9 Nov

Market opens

22 Dec

Market closes

It's the 19 consecutive year that the market's returned to the city, and once again the hub will centre on Albert Square.

Manchester is a key time of year for retail in the city centre and we love how our markets create a wonderful Christmas atmosphere for visitors to Manchester. The markets are one of the biggest attractions in the country and help to complement the high street retailers, giving shoppers a real choice

Cllr Luthfur Rahman

People are being warned to plan journeys in advance, as the city centre can get especially busy during the market.