Manchester's Whitworth Is Going To Be Transformed Into A Festive Ice Palace

Fireworks, winter skating and hot toddies...


It's all happening at the Whitworth...

First they announce the long-awaited Andy Warhol exhibition (opening November 18th) now the gallery's so-called 'Frost Fair' will celebrate the seasonal togetherness of Scandinavia via a seasonal transformation into a palatial winter courtyard!

'Hygge' (seasonal togetherness and unity) will be the order of the day as a temporary ice rink and glittering fireworks officially welcome Christmas to Manchester's much-loved Oxford Road gallery.

The two-day winter fair will celebrate art and culture in a way us mancs can definitely get on board with - by eating pork rolls and drinking great beer.

You'll also have the chance to buy traditional craft goods from the pop-up market, as well as tasting international street food served around the gallery's iconic Ghost Tree sculpture (found beneath the cafe in the trees.)

Expect mulled wine, hot choccy and artisan nibbles as well as hot toddies and craft works. There'll also be a film about the aurora borealis projected on the Art Garden’s outdoor cinema screen!

The two-day fair will take place on December 3rd and 4th, and will be open from 11am - 7pm on both days. 

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