Santa Claus is coming to town! Even better, he's coming to the Trafford Centre.

A new festive event is coming to the Trafford Centre next week and is bringing all the glitz and glamour to Manchester.  

From November 13, 2021 until January 3, 2022 the Trafford Centre will be transformed into an outdoor Christmas extravaganza complete with a sky-high toboggan slide and big wheel.

There will also be a magical ice rink which will see a performance of SNOWSTORM, a 90-minute live ice-skating show under a heated big top theatre.

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Feeling peckish? Enjoy a bite to eat at the traditional Bavarian Huts which will be serving independent street food from Old School Dogs, Epic Pizza, Bouji Baker and Oh My Glaze.

Tinsel Town is free to enter and will be outside The Orient, opposite The Great Hall entrance.

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Here are all the events going on at Tinsel Town and how you can get involved

Tinsel Town Fairground 

General Admission is priced at £3.00 (booked online) or £3.50 (onsite). Tokens can be bought to access the rides.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Ice Rink 

Fancy having a go on the 600 square-meter ice rink? It is available for children aged 3+ and running everyday in the run up to Christmas.

  • Adults (16+): £12 (peak), £9.50 (off-peak)
  • Child (age 3 to 15): £9 (peak), £7.50 (off-peak)
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £35 (peak), £30 (off-peak)

Peak times: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, and all weekdays from 17 December.

Off-peak times: Monday-Thursday from 19 November-17 December

Tickets can be purchased here.


Gandey's Heated Theatre Big Top is where the spectacular SNOWSTORM performance will be held from November 13 to January 3.

The show includes 16 top ice skaters, international circus stars with tickets beginning at £9.99.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Santa's Twinkling Tipi 

Meet Santa and his Elves at the festive tipi and enjoy an early Christmas gift from the man himself!

Running from November 19 – December 24, prices are £9.00 per child and £5.00 per adult.

Booking opens soon.