Written on: 19/12/2010
Went for the first time at night. Really enjoyed the whole evening. Kept warm with the mulled wine, and the food was very tasty.The snow added to the whole experience. I have really entered into the Christmas spirit now. Thank you Manchester, who needs to travel when we have this on our door step. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2010
This is the second time we have been and last year felt more enjoyable than this year. This was mainly because they seem to have spread out the locations of the stalls more and stopped you being able to wonder around whilst you drank your mulled wine. this year I felt crammed in to small fenced off areas in order to have a drink. Last year appeared more well organised and the stalls were in one main area which was all fenced off so you could look at the stalls whilst enjoying a mulled... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2010
Overall very disapointed lots of overpriced 'craft goods' like hand made necklaces, £1.50 for a small cake, £3.00 for a small bar of marzipan, £13.00 for 4 drink coasters, £50.00 for a medium jumper. There seemed to be lots of people milling around not buying much which is hardly suprising some of the market stall owners looked fairly miserable which made you stay away from their particular stall, some of your local markets offer a better range of goods and offer better value for... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2009
I dont think its just me, has anyone else noticed that the sausages are no longer real meaty sausages. More like over inflated hotdogs roasted a little?
Also, how expensive has it gone? Me, the wife and kids loved the whole experiace, but where not imptessed with the price! We are in recession are we not? How can they justify charging £4.50 for a sausage that probably cost about 30p and a roll that was less than 10p? Extortionate I think!! But then again, people are prepared to pay!! (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
The Market is as wonderful as ever. Unfortunately the owner of a particular counter traditional Swiss was the most abusive bad mannered man I have ever experienced. He shouted so loudly at my 12 year old son it upset him for the evening!! Why would somebody be so rude the first day of the Market and I would not go back to this man or stall he was abusive because my son leant against the side of the stall as others were but this bully obviously would not mention to them as he did us it's... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
Absolutely superb - was majorly impressed with Manchester and the whole Xmas experience. Very busy at times, but this really only added to the festive spirit. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2009
Great market, the christmas spirit is something not to miss, the only problem is it doesnt have a late trading license so the fun stops early :( try the german sausages, we also tried croma which was an Italian restaurant down a side street from the market which was so tasty. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2008 by lcarlisle (31 reviews written)
The Manchester Christmas Markets are great place to go for the day. So many stalls and different things to look at. There's a real buzz about the place and excitement about christmas.
Theres loads of different food stall and even more for drinks. Some of the stalls are great for christmas presents or just little gifts.
Spread across Albert Square and St Annes Square in the middle of Manchester there is something for everyone.
Written on: 27/08/2008
Would recommend everyone to go to Manchester Christmas Market over Christmas, I even bring family and friends from Iceland over every year, and they love it. Very warm and welcoming, lots of different stalls, smells wonderful, tastefully decorated and gets you in the xmas spirit straight away. Love it and can 't wait for them this year. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2007 by KateWebster
Unfortunately our lovely day was completely spoilt by one particular jewellery stall that took complete offence when I asked for a discount if a bought over 5 things. Have never come across someone so rude in a long time, suprised to hear that the person in question was actually English! Puts us British to shame when the rest of the market has such a good vibe and banter at the stalls with no attitude problem what so ever. No complete lack of Christmas spirit! Not the first complaint I have... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2006 by The Daddy (70 reviews written)
When The Daddy got dragged to Manchester's Christmas markets he was intrigued but also somewhat worried. I'm not usually a fan of shopping but Christmas is the one time of year when I can just about stomach it.
The good news for fellow alpha males is that the Christmas Market boasts a fine selection of food stands and beer options. A good feed and a few pints of high percentage grog always puts me in a better frame of mind and at the markets this proved to be a fine tonic.
There is a... (read more)
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