Enjoy all things festive this year in Salford, the city is a great place to celebrate at this magical time of year.
Here are just some of the things happening…
Salford Quays will be lit up with inspiring digital light art for Lightwaves 2019. Featuring new and exclusively commissioned digital art displays alongside emerging talent and light workshops, from local, national, and international artists.
Digitree is a brand new creation making its premiere at Lightwaves, a state of the art, interactive LED installation, designed to bring the seasons to your feet. An LED tree blooms with colour whilst tracking software locates you. Put on a VR headset and be transported to an immersive virtual world of colourful, multidimensional, geometric compositions. The world-famous illuminated musical seesaws feature alongside a varied programme of playful light installations.
Visitors are invited to download the free festival app to navigate the trail via an interactive map. This is a free event for the whole family to enjoy! Open daily from 6 to 15 December. Get more information on the Quays Culture website.
Visit MediaCityUK and enjoy a magical, Dr Suess-inspired wonderland, with traditional Christmas Markets - Enjoy browsing traditional, continental and vegetarian food stalls and market stalls selling beautiful and bespoke stocking fillers. Pick up a Bavarian beer or a glass of prosecco and listen to one of the many live performances. Or enjoy a Christmas themed cocktail or a mug of traditional Glühwein in the fully weather-proof seating area. Open daily from 11am to 9pm until 22 December.
Get your skates on and head to the full-size Ice Rink, fun for all the family! For those not wanting to skate there is a viewing area and bar selling soft drinks, hot chocolate, wine and beer. Both open daily from 11am to 9pm.
Head to one of the magical theatre shows - The Lowry is hosting four shows this Christmas. In the Lyric Theatre enjoy the Broadway sensation Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical starring Griff Rhys Jones and X Factor’s Matt Terry. Meanwhile, in the Quays Theatre the six wives of Henry VIII take to the stage with new smash hit musical SIX and little ones can enjoy The Gruffalo’s Child. And in The Studio, Colour The Clouds Theatre Company present Snowbabies. Various dates until 12 January.
Step inside the Whoville themed Christmas Makers markets inspired by Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Located on The Lowry Outlet plaza for five weekends, be immersed in the village of Whoville as you browse the Makers Market stalls where you can pick up unique Christmas gifts, try tasty treats and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Open weekends until 22 December. All the festive fun is on the MediaCityUK website.
If a traditional panto is your thing, then don’t miss Dick Whittington at Salford Arts Theatre this Christmas! Filled with good old fashioned comedy, slapstick, audience participation, song and dance, this is one not to miss for the whole family to enjoy! On daily until 31 December.
Step into the realms of your imagination as the Tangled Dance Company unlock the frosted secrets of Ordsall Hall. Be swept along by the enchanting melody in a spellbinding promenade dance performance through the rooms of the hall. An unforgettable festive spectacle of magic, perfect for the whole family this Christmas. Weekends until 22 December.
Take a look at the Visit Salford website for more great things going on in Salford.
Enjoy magical moments in Salford this festive season, there is something for everyone #FestiveSalford
Season’s Greetings to all!