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Winter wonderland in Salford

Posted by Tony Flynn on 3rd December 2012 at 05:25 PM
Winter wonderland in Salford

The countdown to Christmas in Salford got off to a cracking start this weekend with a Victorian themed Christmas at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Families enjoyed treats from Mr Tomlinsonís sweet shop on the replica Victorian Street, Lark Hill Place. Visiting craft stalls also sold gifts made by local makers and producers.

With a treat every day to rival an Advent calendar, the Winter in Salford campaign promises festive events, places to visit or shows to see for all the family.

Ordsall Hall will also be getting festive on Friday 7 December with a brass quartet from the BBC Philharmonic performing a programme of seasonal favourites in the atmospheric surroundings of the Great Hall.

A festive farmers market is visiting MediaCityUK all week from Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December. Stock up on some festive treats and last minute presents with a great range of stalls selling everything from food and drink to gifts and craft ideas.

Salford Quays will also see an amazing spectacle as hundreds of runners don a Santa outfit and head out on a circuit around MediaCityUK and The Quays on Sunday 9 December. Perfect for runners of all ages and abilities, including children, plus itís all in aid of Children in Need.

Budding Santas and visitors to The Quays next weekend will also be able to enjoy the very first Victorian Christmas Market at the Lowry Outlet. Running from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 December it will boast decorated stalls selling artisan food and gifts plus entertainment by Dickensian street performers.

And donít forget to head to Salfordís newest public space the following week as Christmas at Greengate Square arrives for five days from Wednesday 12 December with a traditional carousel, brass bands and carol singing.

Cllr Ann-Marie Humphreys, Assistant Mayor for Culture said: ďThere are wonderful activities and places to visit in Salford everyday up until Christmas, whether thatís visiting our theatre or Christmas markets or joining in with festive singing.Ē

There also a number of outdoor celebrations in Salfordís parks, wrap up warm and enjoy a range of Christmas Concerts and Carols including a sing a long at Winton Park on the 18 December and Victoria Park or Princes Park on 21 December.

Christmas canal cruises are setting off on the 16 and 22 December from Worsley to the Trafford centre and back, giving you an ample three hours to go Christmas shopping and avoid any traffic jams.

Source: Salford Council.

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