If there’s one team in Manchester that knows how to host an event – it’s team Salvi’s. Annually behind Manchester’s Festa Italiana event, Maurizio and his elves have turned their sights to the festive season, opening a twinkling Christmas market with Deansgate Square.
Sacking off the typical steins and brats for something a little more authentic to Italy, Salvi’s and Deansgate Square have collaborated on an alternative Christmas market, complete with cosy tipis, Italian street food and Aperol Spritz.
Launching just yesterday at new neighbourhood complex Deansgate Square, the Italian Christmas Market is set to give Mancs a warm welcome this festive season, with plenty of things in store that will certainly rival the much more crowded Manchester Christmas Market.
Boasting live DJs and entertainment, stalls packed with Christmas gifts and plenty of grub, guests are invited to retreat to the twinkling tipi – where they’ll be able to enjoy Italian street food dishes such as soffietti, pizza, pasta and more (courtesy of Salvi’s, of course), washed down with mulled wine, Campari, Aperol Spritz, hot mulled negronis and so much more.
Live music will take place each Thursday and Sunday in the run-up to December 25th, with DJs taking over the decks on Fridays and Saturdays to get us into the festive spirit.
If that wasn’t enough fun already, fans of Salvi’s can also expect plenty of fun, interactive workshops, too, including panettone and tiramisu classes, alongside plenty of activities for the kids to get involved in, too.
Salvi’s is set to open its brand new venue at Deansgate Square early next year, following success with three other sites in the city. Salvi’s John Dalton Street Cucina and Pizzeria quietly closed earlier this year, however, Neapolitan food lovers can still enjoy their food in the Northern Quarter and at the Corn Exchange.