Everyone is talking about Christmas…
And trust us, there is plenty of festive fun to get excited about, including over 300 stalls this year, and now, an entire ice village.
Yep – located in Cathedral Gardens, the village is made entirely out of ice, featuring an ice bar, cave, frozen toy factory, Santa’s grotto, and an ice rink.
Created by Hamilton Ice
Set to be the biggest Britain has ever seen, the village is the brainchild of sculptors Hamilton Ice, known for creating the Magical Ice Kingdom at Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park, in collaboration with Manchester City Council.
And the centrepiece is the Ice Cave: a minus 10 degrees world with over 100 amazing hand carved ice sculptures created especially for us.
The Ice Bar
The story of Manchester will be woven into the Ice Cave, with sculptures referencing local iconic figures, such as Emmeline Pankhurst.
There will also be a frozen steam train and vintage fairground games.
The Ice Village will run until 5th January 2019. Please note, they are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Year’s Day. Tickets are now available to buy and you can your hands on them here.
Time to start wrapping up, Mancs!