The First Day of Christmas

To celebrate the launch of the festive season, Manchester BID hosted ‘The First Day of Christmas‘, a day of magical family entertainment and pop-up surprise performances across the city centre.

Adding a little extra sparkle to the streets, the retail district event saw roaming performers on every corner, as the city celebrated the first Saturday of Manchester’s Christmas Markets.

The activities were programmed to kick off the festive season in style after the hiatus of 2020, in support of Manchester’s retail community.

Event Highlights 

  • Roaming magical performances across the city’s retail district, featuring:
  • Stilt walking reindeers
  • A Penguin Family & Crumpet the Elf
  • Living Lampposts
  • Spectacular performances from Spark! and Bloco Brass Band
  • Puppets Arora and the Artic Fox
  • The Snow Globe Queen

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Press Coverage (2021)

£122,000 of press coverage including articles in; Visit Manchester, Manchester Evening News, The Manc, I Love MCR, Manchester’s Finest.

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