The Trafford Centre has gone all out with its entertainment this year. From the hit Summer Daze to Halloween’s Spookfest, there’s been tons of fun for the family to enjoy this year – and thankfully, it doesn’t end there as Tinsel Town is back for the festive season.
Sending the year out with a bang with the return of their festive event, guests are invited to enjoy a whole host of festive activities – including the return of their huge fairground rides for all ages to enjoy, a spectacular ice show, winter ice rink, and a very exciting new grotto. Visitors can also enjoy incredible views and festive magic this Christmas, as the big wheel returns to the Trafford Centre’s Tinsel Town – see all the glittering lights and sights from a staggering 55 metres high.
Taking place outside The Orient and opposite The Great Hall entrance, guests will be able to enjoy classic festive pastimes such as ice skating inside a twinkling rink created in partnership with Hits Radio. From November 18 to January 2, you can slide away under a sky full of twinkling lights whilst festive music transports skaters to a whimsical, festive haven. Non-skaters will be able to enjoy a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine from the centre’s festive bar complete with towering Christmas tree.
The funfair returns from November 18 with even more thrilling, magical, and fun, where there are fantastic rides for the whole family to enjoy. Soar the skies with the Waveswinger, brave the white-knuckle Rock Rage or watch the little ones enjoy a host of fun rides like the Mini Chairs, Jumping Frog and Kidzone. Other rides include Teacups, Bumper Carz, Runaway Train, and Flying Elephants.
Discover an all-new Christmas production on real ice as a spectacular show in a heated theatre big top arrives at the Trafford Centre’s Tinsel Town from November 25. The SNOWSTORM 2 ice show from Gandeys, will be at the Trafford Centre until January 2 and features international ice-skaters, aerial artistes, and a fantastic circus line-up transport you to the magical Ice Kingdom.
State of the art special effects will have visitors on the edge of their seat, with special appearances from the much-loved ice bears and the main man himself – Santa Claus. With 200sq metres of shimmering real ice for performers to soar above and glide upon, it’s the perfect festive experience to celebrate the season with family and friends. Seats start from just £11.99.
Tinsel Town at Trafford Centre is also set to be extra-special this year as Santa will be joined in the iconic Christmas Grotto by a special new friend, Paddington™. The new Christmas with Paddington Grotto experience at the Trafford Centre will be open from November 16 until December 24 for families of all ages to enjoy a memorable festive experience – expected to be bigger and better than ever before with Paddington’s arrival.
Plus, you can get in the Christmas mood with a selection of midday matinees every Saturday on Trafford Centre’s 5m x 3m big screens. Snuggle down with a blanket and some festive food and enjoy a host of magical movies including The Nightmare Before Christmas (November 19), Frozen (November 26), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (December 3), Arthur Christmas (December 10) and Home Alone (December 17).
Tinsel Town will also offer a series of entertainment, from traditional carols to acoustic Christmas covers, the programme of live music will be ever-changing. Full schedules, tickets, and prices for Tinsel Town at the Trafford Centre can be found here.