SJ8398 : Christmas Market, Exchange Square

near to Manchester, Great Britain

Christmas Market, Exchange Square
Christmas Market, Exchange Square
The Christmas markets first arrived in Manchester in 1998, when the council of Frankfurt hosted a small traditional German market of just 17 stalls in St Annís Square.

Now an annual event, the 2012 Christmas Market has an array of over 200 stalls spread across Albert Square, The Corn Exchange, Brazenose Street, King Street, St Ann's Square, Exchange Street, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square and Piccadilly operating from 17th November to 23rd December.

The theme in Exchange Square is "incredible edibles", including this mulled wine bar.

LinkExternal link Manchester City Council
Exchange Square, Manchester
Exchange Square is a public space which was created after the IRAís 1996 Manchester bombing. Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, The Triangle shopping Centre and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, the most-visited shopping centre in the United Kingdom.

The square is due to be served by Exchange Square Metrolink station on the Manchester Metrolink network. Construction on the new extension started in 2014 and the entire Second City Crossing scheme LinkExternal link should be operational by 2017.
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Saturday, 17 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 November, 2012
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People, Events  City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8396 9864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0538N 2:14.5910W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9863
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