Love them or detest them, the Manchester Christmas Markets have at all times been a spotlight of the town’s busy yr of occasions.
However sadly, the annual festivities have been known as off this yr as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Christmas Markets normally entice tens of hundreds of tourists to the town, in addition to pulling Higher Manchester locals into the centre.
Individuals flock in for gluhwein served in limited-edition mugs, big bratwurst cooked on a swing grill, handmade presents, confectionery, garlic potatoes and all kinds of festive enjoyable.
We need to know what your Christmas Markets highlights have been over time – and what you may miss most about them this yr. Tell us within the feedback under.
Click on by the gallery under to see highlights from final yr’s opening day
In addition to conventional Bavarian meals, there has at all times been displaying of native operators too.
Northern Soul pitch up with their signature grilled cheese sandwiches, Yard & Coop with buttermilk-fried rooster in a cone (festive), Porky Pigs with their iconic Yorkshire pudding wrap, and Elsie Could’s with loaded sizzling cookie dough.
Here is our evaluate of all final yr’s new meals merchants to jog your reminiscence.
The markets traditionally have at all times centred at Albert Sq., with a large Santa sitting in entrance of the city corridor and a two-storey bar serving wine and German beers.
Final yr, due to the continued renovation of the city corridor, the markets unfold out to Piccadilly Gardens for the primary time and welcomed a brand new Santa Clause (he’ll nonetheless be again this yr regardless of the markets being known as off).
Remember to go away your favorite Christmas Markets moments within the feedback under.