Bright lights, the buzz of people milling about and cold crisp winter air; nothing gets you into the spirit of Christmas like a spot of festive shopping. Unlike shopping at any other time of the year, finding the perfect gift often requires substantial thought and a trip to at least one or two Christmas markets.

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Christmas in Manchester

Manchester Christmas market boasts over two hundred stalls with a remarkable choice of exotic food and drink. Local and European producers are all on hand to offer a diverse range of gift ideas which you won’t find on your average high street and this helps to make Christmas truly magical.

The market is geared not just towards the concept of offering outlets for gifts but actively making the process of Christmas shopping as enjoyable, relaxing and festive as possible. Whether or not you have a definitive list of presents for family and friends, the vast possibilities on display will soon have you thinking outside the festively decorated box.

The best way to explore Christmas markets

For those interested in sampling the delights of Christmas markets in Manchester, finding a suitable way to get there is naturally important. Like any large city, driving in Manchester is a great option. Getting you from ‘A’ to ‘B’ with little or no fuss, ample parking in the city means that you’ll be able to fill your car with festive goodies.

For those who choose to rent a car in Manchester to do their Christmas shopping, we have plenty of options available. These offer plenty of flexibility to ensure you have a bespoke agreement which matches your needs perfectly – ensuring your shopping trip runs as smoothly as possible.

Struggling with heavy shopping is not anyone’s idea of a great time and in a city the size of Manchester car hire is an efficient way of getting about. Don’t limit your gift ideas to the same old run of the mill purchases, go somewhere a little further afield and bring back something truly spectacular – the facial expression of the recipient come Christmas Day will be all the thanks you need.

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