Sharon Reid


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Manchester’s London Road – a new destination at the heart of Manchester set in a prime location, adjacent to Piccadilly Station. The aforementioned is in the process of being transformed into a magical winter market, featuring an ice skating rink, street food stalls, bars, an art space and a programme of live music and DJ’s, for this years’ Winter Gathering.

The Winter Gathering’ is a North and South collaboration between, Allied London’s ‘London Road; The Manchester Ice Rink; and London based Elemental Events.

Launching on Thursday 11th November, The Winter Gathering will be opened from Tuesday –Sunday throughout the holiday season. During the day, this festive venue is ideal for Ice skating and eating with friends/family; visitors can choose from a variety of food stalls including: Steel Smoking, Bangers & Bacon, So Salad Crew and Wing It! Various bars will be on hand to serve mulled wine, hot chocolate, local craft beer and cocktails.

At night the vibe is amplified as an after hours party takes place with live music and a roster of soon to be announced, international acclaimed DJ’

Culture and shopping will not be neglected with a pop up art space, exhibiting limited edition prints produced by leading Contemporary Galleries. Visitors can shop for gifts from local designers selling artisan and boutique goods.

For a Christmas Market with a difference, make your way down to The Winter Gathering where you can ice skate, eat, shop and party!

The Winter Gathering Thursday 11th November until early January 2017.

Please note Tickets for the ice rink are not yet on sale, please visit: for further details.