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The Bridgewater Hall unveils full programme of festive events for Christmas

A whole host of Christmassy shows and performances are lined up this festive period…

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Christmas is nearly upon us and gearing up in style is Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, which has just unveiled its festive programme for 2022.

Running from Sunday December 11th to Tuesday January 3rd is an unmissable lineup of shows for the whole family to enjoy at the most wonderful time of the year.

Here’s what’s on…

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A Dickensian Christmas

A Dickensian Christmas will be kick starting the festivities with a sublime selection of carols, classics, and readings from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presented by Stephen Mangan.

Following this, audiences can toast the Christmas spirit and join in with season favourites including Joy to the World, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful and many more.

A Dickensian Christmas, Sunday December 11th. Get tickets here.

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Christmas at the Movies

Christmas at the Movies will be bringing the greatest music from a selection of classic festive films together for one magical concert.

Music will be performed by the talented Manchester Concert Orchestra, with popular songs from the likes of The Polar Express, Elf, E.T. Home Alone, White Christmas, Love Actually, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and The Snowman.

Christmas at the Movies, Thursday December 15th. Get tickets here.

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Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas Spectacular is returning to The Bridgewater Hall for the ultimate Christmas party, with an extravagant show full of festive fun.

Guest singers Kerry Ellis and Ricardo Afonso will be taking to the stage with the best Christmas hits in a sensational night of music, song and dance complete with all things Christmassy.

Christmas Spectacular, Monday December 19th. Get tickets here.

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Horrible Christmas

Brand new for 2022, Horrible Histories proudly presents a hilarious and heart-warming family adventure through the darker side of Christmas.

In the unique play, the likes of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas will join forces to save the festive season in Horrible Christmas.

Horrible Christmas, Tuesday December 20th. Get tickets here.

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Christmas Carol Singalong

The Bridgewater Hall’s Christmas Eve tradition, Christmas Carols Singalong, is back this year  with Jonathan Cohen leading viewers through the very best Christmas carols and songs in one irresistibly family-friendly extravaganza.

Christmas Carol Singalong, Saturday December 24th. Get tickets here.

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Last Night of the Christmas Proms

There’s plenty to look forward to after Christmas Day with The Manchester Concert Orchestra set to perform a stellar selection of rousing classics including Ravel’s BoleroElgar’s NimrodPuccini’s Nessun Dorma and many more at Last Night of the Christmas Proms.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms, Monday December 26th. Get tickets here.

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The Music of Zimmer vs Williams

The Music of Zimmer vs Williams will be bringing the very best epic scores from the two greatest film composers of all time with music from Gladiator, Superman, Man of Steel, Harry Potter, Inception, Jurassic Park, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hook, Jaws, E.T. and many more.

The Music of Zimmer vs Williams, Tuesday December 27th. Get tickets here.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The UK’s renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra will be returning to give guests a magical trip down memory lane, performing wartime chart toppers and swinging hits from the forties, directed by legendary band-leader Ray McVay.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wednesday December 28th. Get tickets here.

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The Nutcracker

Into the New Year, the critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet and Orchestra arrive in Manchester as part of their debut UK season where they will delight you with breath-taking performances of The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker, Monday January 2nd and Tuesday January 3rd. Get tickets here.

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Barton Aerodrome announces McFly, JLS and UB40 open-air shows this summer

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Three brand new shows have been announced at Manchester’s Barton Aerodrome this September, adding to the summer gigs already confirmed.

Barton LIVE, a unique concert series set against the backdrop of the aerodrome’s runway, has already confirmed The Jacksons LIVE, 90s Baby Festival and Boogietown North are taking place this summer.

Now McFly, JLS, and UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell will take the stage this September, joining the already bumper lineup.

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McFly, known for their infectious pop-rock anthems and high-energy performances, with hits like ‘Five Colours in Her Hair’, ‘All About You’, and ‘Obviously’, are heading to the aerodrome on Thursday September 12th.

Then on Saturday September 14th JLS will be gracing the stage with chart-topping hits like ‘Beat Again’, ‘Everybody in Love’, and ‘She Makes Me Wanna’.

Finally, legendary reggae band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell will perform classics like ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, and ‘Kingston Town’ on Sunday September 15th.

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New Barton LIVE shows:

  • Thursday 12th September – McFly
  • Saturday 14th September – JLS
  • Sunday 15th September – UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell


Tickets will be available this Friday, April 26th, at 9AM – signing up is essential for access to tickets, sign up HERE.

Barton LIVE full summer series:

  • Friday 19th July – The Jacksons LIVE
  • Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July – 90s Baby Festival
  • Saturday 27th July – Boogietown North
  • Thursday 12th September – McFly 
  • Saturday 14th September – JLS 
  • Sunday 15th September – UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell

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Hot Wheels interactive experience hosting its first-ever European event in Trafford

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Hot Wheels City Experience

A Hot Wheels interactive experience is coming to Trafford Park this summer, the first time the event has ever taken place in Europe.

Coming from Live Nation, BeFUN, and Mattel, the Hot Wheels City Experience is heading to the B.E.C Arena in Trafford Park this August, making its European debut as it brings the legendary toy cars to life.

Spanning a series of immersive stations and interactive activities, the event will have something for families and devoted collectors alike.

Hot Wheels City Experience


The 6,000 square metre experience will let fans step through a nostalgic and educational journey consisting of 10 stations, including a design centre, immersive museum, playground, gamer zone and Hot Wheels Lab.

Fans will go on a journey through the colourful world of Hot Wheels, starting with an introductory video which will take a deep dive into the history and culture of the brand.

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The next station features an immersive museum and expo where visitors will get to see the best of the Hot Wheels collections – including graphics with the history of Hot Wheels, classic arts of the brand, and the Hot Wheels legendary life-sized cars. 

There’s also the Gamer Zone, where gamers can show off their skills, the Design Centre, where the latest technology is used to introduce colour and graphic projection onto virtual cars, and a Digital ‘build your car’ and painting workshop where fans can create and have their work emailed to them or projected on the walls.

Hot Wheels City Experience


Lastly, the Hot Wheels Lab will let guests play with the most popular Hot Wheels toys, including giant tracks and pre-built racecourses – with the opportunity to win prizes.

The Hot Wheels City Experience opens its doors on August 13th and runs until September 12th 2024, with presale tickets launching at 10am next Wednesday, April 24th – sign up for pre-sale HERE.

On-sale tickets will be available at 10am on April 26th, starting from £27.50 for adults and £22.50 for children – head here for more info.

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Epic indoor inflatable park reopens with huge new ball pit filled with nearly half a million balls

Take advantage of the discount while it’s still available

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A Greater Manchester indoor inflatable park has reopened after a revamp revealing the addition of a huge new ball pit filled with nearly half a million balls.

Inflata Nation has reopened its doors in Trafford Park after undergoing a renovation, revealing some exciting new features for visitors to enjoy.

If you’re wondering what you can do to keep the kids entertained, why not take them to this newly upgraded indoor park?

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An incredible blue ball pit filled with 418,000 balls looks like an ocean as it floods the open space. Other new features include the epic double tipping slide, a ballcano, ball pit blasters and obstacle courses.

The park has also upgraded its mini arena, which is exclusively for children under four.

Packed with ball pits and engaging soft play activities, this area offers sensory stimulation and opportunities for cognitive development, tailored specifically for the little ones, the park says.

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Since opening back in 2017, the site has attracted thousands of visitors looking for fun-packed family days out. 

Visitors have jumped into its ball pits, bounced on its inflatables and dived down its slides, where they’ve enjoyed plenty of fun and laughter that has brought them back time and time again.

Tickets for Inflata Nation Manchester cost £13.99 for visitors aged four and above and £6.99 for under fours. You can add an extra hour for £8.50 and £3.50 respectively. The park is also offering 15% discount of all visits when booked in advance online until April 17th.

To get the discount simply head to the booking panel on the website, choose the location, complete your details and enter the correct discount code at checkout. For Manchester use the code: EASTERMANC. For discount on bookings and more information, click HERE.

Inflata Nation Manchester is located on Textilose Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1WA. 

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