Day 6: Visit Manchester

Data Thistle
3 min readDec 15, 2022


Capture the magic of Christmas this winter with these festive events in Manchester:

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

One of the country’s most-loved comedians Jason Manford will hit the Manchester Opera House stage this December to lead the cast of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan. He’ll take on the iconic role of Captain Hook and will be joined by local panto favourite Ben Nickless as Smee. This hilarious production will dazzle with epic special effects, incredible sets and spectacular costumes.

Claus — The Musical

Take the whole family to The Lowry this winter to experience the heartwarming tale of Claus, based on the beloved children’s book by the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frank L. Baum. Claus The Musical will delight audiences with songs from Andy Collyer, impressive sets and a sprinkle of festive magic.

Snow Storm 2 — Ice Kingdom

This jaw-dropping ice show returns for another year and is bigger and better than ever. Snow Storm 2 — Ice Kingdom boasts top ice skaters, all new circus acts, new characters, new sets and the return of the iconic Ice Bears.

Glow 2022 RHS Garden Bridgewater

Wrap up warm and head down to RHS Garden Bridgewater this winter for an awe-inspiring after-dark light show. This year the magical display includes a sparkling new route, a magical Moon Bridgewater fountain display and festive treats to keep you cosy along the way.

Christmas Light Trail at Dunham Massey

The stunning site of Dunham Massey will be brought to life with more than a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds decorating the venue. Create unforgettable memories and marvel as the glittering deer, sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees adorned in festive colours.

Dreamland Imaginarium: An Interactive World For Kids

This interactive world is the perfect activity for the kids during the Christmas holidays. Watch them have the time of their lives as they explore four colourful worlds filled with incredible inflatable creatures, multisensory games and other magical surprises!

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

For the Harry Potter fanatics among us, this is an unmissable chance to explore the wizarding world and discover the mysterious inhabitants of the Forbidden Forest come to life. Jam-packed with theatrical illusions, mesmerising lights and interactive moments, grab your chance to come face-to-face with the Hippogriffs, Centaurs, Unicorns, Nifflers and more from the Harry Potter world.

Skate Manchester

Experience the magic of Manchester’s incredible outdoor ice rink this Christmas, complete with twinkling lights, the smell of gingerbread, your favourite festive songs and the chance to literally rock around the Christmas tree with a brand new route.

We hope you have a safe and magical Christmas in Manchester, whatever you do!

The Data Thistle Team x