As Manchester transforms into a winter wonderland each festive season, there are two annual traditions in the city that simply cannot be missed. The famous Christmas Markets stretch from Piccadilly Gardens and King Street all the way to Cathedral Square, and families flock to the theatre to enjoy a hilarious pantomime.
Manchester’s pantomime tradition stretches all the way back to the late 1800s, and has been an annual fixture at the Opera House since the early 2000s. With stars including Warwick Davis, Les Dennis and even Torvill and Dean appearing in recent years, there’s no better way to warm up after a day of shopping, ice-skating and Santa-spotting. This year, fly to Neverland with Peter Pan, featuring comedian Jason Manford as Captain Hook.