Christmas is on it’s way, the decorations and trees are starting to appear and the Christmas Markets have started opening up. Living not too far away from Manchester it’s an easy journey for me to get there and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the market. That heady seasonal mix of brightly coloured lights, carols, cinnamon, hot chocolate and fried onions & bratwurst.
The Manchester markets are ever expanding, covering Albert Square outside the Town Hall, St. Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street and Exchange Square, oh and there are features on Piccadilly Gardens as well I noticed this year. .
This year my good friend Gareth, great Manchester fan and appreciator of indie coffee shops, was up for the day from where he lives in South Wales. It was a mid week meet up which meant that it was a bit easier to get around, the weekend crowds add to the atmosphere but can make getting around just that bit tricky sometimes but having more than one location to go at you can always cut and run to another section and then come back later.
You won’t go hungry and you wont go thirsty at the markets either. Also there was another friend, Andy and the three of us made the day of it.
We also managed a trip out to Media City for a Scotch Egg from a Booths supermarket ( a story for another time ) followed by a couple of espressos at Ancoat’s Coffee in the Royal Mill before Gareth had to head back home on the train.
Enough waffle, the photos.
MANCHESTER. The Christmas Markets 2019. Porky Pig Yorkshire Pudding Wraps on Exchange Square.
MANCHESTER. The Christmas Markets 2019. Lunchtime on Albert Square, the crowds start to turn up.
MANCHESTER. The Christmas Markets 2019. Lunchtime on Albert Square, food is top of the list before serious shopping begins.
MANCHESTER. Albert Square, the infamous Cannoli Brothers strike again! Gareth is the human on the left, I’m the hobbit on the right…… Photo credit and thanks to Gareth ( the G-Man ) for letting me use his shot in my post.
MANCHESTER. Albert Square, the Christmas Market. Bathe in icy blue while you wait for your hot drink.
MANCHESTER. Albert Square, the Christmas Market carousel lights up the evening sky above the Beir Keller.
MANCHESTER. Christmas conversations on Albert Square, its strudel time.
MANCHESTER. Albert Square, a hot chocolate with a liqure to keep away the evening chills.
MANCHESTER. The Christmas Markets 2019. New Cathedral Street, Almhutter glows in the evening.
MANCHESTER. Christmas conversations on St. Anns Square.
MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETS
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Tags: Christmas Markets, Manchester, street food, street markets, street photography, travel