Countdown to Christmas
Day 2: Christmas Market
When the clocks go back and the nights draw in, our thoughts often turn to the festive celebrations ahead. One event on the top of every party list is a trip to the Christmas market. Fairy lights, Christmas cheer and maybe even a mug of Glühwein, Christmas markets have become a festive tradition loved by all.
Also known as Weihnachtsmarkt or Christkindlmarkt, the Christmas market dates back to the late Middle Ages with the first thought to have been in Vienna in 1298. Coinciding with the beginning of advent, winter markets began appearing across the Holy Roman Empire and parts of German-speaking Europe.
Traditionally the Christmas market is held in the town square with open-air stalls selling festive food and drink and seasonal items, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.
This year we’re teaming up with @levymarket
to bring you our very own Winter Market. Browse for unique gifts made by local artists in the beautiful surroundings of our Living World’s gallery with MCR Live provide the Christmas cheer.
❄️ by @somelikeitpot
Winter Market at Manchester Museum – Thursday 6th December 6-10pm