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Manchester On IceManchester On Ice - A Great Northern Christmas
Looking for something truly magical this Christmas? Lace up your skates and glide over to The Great Northern Square's first, Manchester On Ice's experience! For the first time, The Great Northern Warehouse Manchester is hosting a Christmas extravaganza featuring adorable penguin dodgems, a frosty ice maze, and of course, a truly magical ice rink. Not only can you enjoy the skating but the kids can jump on the fairground rides and you can enjoy the atmosphere with a festive drink at All Star Lanes, or the brand new Home Sweet Home. Why not couple your ice­skating session with tickets at AMC Cinemas to watch the latest Star Wars release; the kids really will think Father Christmas has come early! 6th November 2015 - Sunday 3rd January 2016.

Octagon Theatre BoltonRoald Dahl’s The BFG!
This swishwifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious wonderland will be brought to the Octagon stage - filled with good dreams, greedy giants, snozzcumbers, frobscottles, and even the Queen of England! Unable to fall asleep in her bedroom in the village orphanage, Sophie spies a huge and mysterious figure blowing something into bedroom windows down the street. Before she has a chance to hide, the giant snatches up the little girl and whisks her away to his home in Giant Country. But this giant is unlike the others Sophie comes across in this exhilarating tale; the BFG is funny, friendly and full of surprises. 13th November - 19th January. Octagon Theatre Bolton

Mother GooseMother Goose
Old Mother Goose has run out of money until a gift of a magical golden goose lays all her problems to rest … or so she thinks. Old Mother Goose is suddenly richer than she could ever have imagined and money leads to happiness right? Tempted by the wicked Demon King to trade the magical goose for untold wealth, beauty and youth, she realises that perhaps happiness can’t be bought. Join Coliseum regulars in this year’s solid-gold family panto. Featuring all the trimmings of the Coliseum’s annual award-winning Christmas show including, songs, slapstick and shouts of “it’s behind you!” this classic tale is one for all the family. 14th November 2015 - 9th January 2016 Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

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Editor Choice Image The Urbis
in Manchester city centre, explores life in many different cities throughout the world and was one of the first glass buildings to be built in Manchester. With exciting interactive exhibits, themed exhibitions, displays about contemporary culture and seasonal events.
Editor Choice Image Manchester's Chinatown
Manchester's Chinatown around George Street and Faulkner Street has been a feature of Manchester since the late 1970s. It's a genuine experience - you'll find people on the streets of Chinatown speaking Chinese to each other and most of the signs are bilingual.
Editor Choice ImageThe Quays
From historic sports grounds and iconic museums through to internationally renowned theatre and retail outlets, The Quays has something for all the family.Visit for a couple of hours, a whole day or an evening and dip into a cultural treasure trove of history, heritage, art, music, dance, theatre, sport and cinema. When you are all cultured out, relax at one of the many bars, restaurants or coffee shops or indulge in some retail therapy.
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Opera House

One of Manchester's biggest venues for large theatrical productions, opera, dance and modern West End musicals. This is a very elegant old building, seating 2000. t is the sister to the Palace Theatre which is a similar venue in nearby Oxford Street at its junction with Whitworth Street. It is a Grade II listed building.
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