Where to book an alternative Christmas party in Manchester

Santa coming to townChristmas parties in Manchester are fantastically varied thanks to the city’s status as a major destination for sport, shopping, bars, restaurants and museums.

As a result, this is the perfect location for an alternative festive celebration, with the venues on offer catering for a huge range of needs and preferences.


The city has fantastic transport links, with excellent motorway links; Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road train stations right in the heart of the city; as well as excellent bus and tram (Metrolink) connections, meaning everyone can easily reach their chosen venue in or around the city.

Organisers of corporate events who are bored of the typical hotel gathering, and clubs and societies that want something a little different for their Christmas party, should check out these exciting Manchester party venues, which each offer an alternative to the conventional event.

Old Trafford

Old Trafford is one of the north-west city’s top attractions, being home to one of the most successful football clubs in the world, Manchester United. What better place for sports fans or those seeking an impressive location to host their party?

The National Football Museum

Another venue option for party organisers who want to embrace Manchester’s fantastic sporting culture is The National Football Museum. Guests who select the package from events specialists  have private access to the Level 1 gallery, can enjoy the Trophy Photo experience, and can even play the Be a Presenter Game for the ultimate themed evening.

Chill Factore

Chill Factore is one of Manchester’s newest and hottest attractions, despite being an indoor skiing and snowboarding venue. This is the perfect pick if you’re looking for a truly festive evening, with the (albeit fake) snow and seasonal decorations.

Imperial War Museum North

A great alternative option for the office Christmas party is the Imperial War Museum North, with its fantastic location on The Quays and state-of-the-art facilities making it one of the top picks for corporate gatherings.

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

Another one of Manchester’s top museums in the MOSI, and this exciting and stunning venue is a great place to host a Christmas party. It’s the perfect choice for any organisations in the transport, science or engineering sectors.

Manchester Art Gallery

Book a Christmas party at the Manchester Art Gallery and your party could enjoy private access to the exhibits, which currently include Alexander von Wagner’s most famous work The Chariot Race and a Vivienne Westwood evening dress.

The Lowry

Another one for art lovers is the Lowry, which is named after one of Manchester’s most famous painters, L S Lowry. The building, located on the Manchester Ship Canal, with its magnificent and unique architecture, certainly stands out on the waterfront, making it one of the region’s most spectacular party settings.


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