November 9 2011, Manchester Confidential
VOTED as one of the top ten Christmas markets in the world, Manchester’s hugely popular Christmas Markets return to the city next week – and they’re bigger and better than ever.
Running from Thursday 17 November until Wednesday 21 December, this year the markets will be spread over eight sites across the city centre.
A new location in King Street has been added for weekend craft and gift markets, featuring unusual handmade gifts and work by local artists.
“The markets are the centrepiece of our magical festive programme and help make Manchester the UK’s Christmas capital.”
As well as local businesses from across the North West, traders travel to the city each year from all over Europe – from Italy to Lapland.
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