Bring the family for some festive fun at Tinsel Town, the Trafford Centre’s new dazzling outdoor Christmas experience which opens on Saturday 13 November.

Wrap up warm and explore a winter wonderland of rides and festive fayre. Glide down the UK’s longest toboggan slide, take a spin on the big wheel, ride the Santa train and shimmy and skate around a magical ice rink.

Of course, no visit is complete without a visit to the big man himself! Enjoy some cosy story time and share your festive wishes with Father Christmas in his twinkling tipi from 19 November – 24 December.

Celebrate and let the good times roll in a giant covered hangar, whilst sampling mulled wine and other delicious delights from traditional Bavarian Huts, as well as independent street food vendors including Oh My Glaze, Old School Dogs, The Thai Food Van, Epic Pizza, Bouji Baker and Clean Traits.

Don’t miss SNOWSTORM, a sensational ice-skating show live from the heated theatre big top.  Be wowed by an international cast of ice skaters and incredible circus artistes in a 90-minute spectacular production on 600 square feet of shimmering real ice, created and produced by Carol and Phillip Gandey. 

Zoe Inman, Centre Director at the Trafford Centre, said: “Eat, drink, skate, slide and be merry at the Trafford Centre this Christmas! Make special memories at Tinsel Town before enjoying some Christmas shopping and feasting. With late night shopping until 11pm from 20th – 23rd December, festive music on the malls and spectacular Christmas lights to enjoy, a visit to the Trafford Centre isn’t to be missed.”

Tinsel Town will be situated outside The Orient, opposite The Great Hall entrance.

Visitors do not need to pay general admission to sit and enjoy food and drinks in the hangar, if making their way to see Father Christmas or watching the SNOWSTORM show.

For full details, how to book and opening hours visit

Prices and how to book

Father Christmas’s Tipi

£5 per adult, £9 per child (plus booking fees). Child’s ticket includes a gift from Father Christmas.

Gandeys SNOWSTORM Ice Show Spectacular

Tickets start from £9.99.

Tinsel Town fairground general admission

£3.50 (£3 if booked in advance).

Rides operate on a token system. Prices range from 2-5 tokens per person, per ride. Visitors will also receive a number of vouchers to use at vendors within the fairground area, as part of their admission price:

  • £1 off ice skating per individual ticket or £1 family ticket
  • 50p off candy floss
  • 50p off any hot drink
  • 50p off bratwurst
  • 50p off crepes, doughnuts or churros

Ice Rink

  • Adults (16 and over): £12 (peak), £9.50 (off-peak)
  • Child (age 3 to 15): £9 (peak), £7.50 (off-peak)
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £35 (peak), £30 (off-peak)
  • Peak times: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, and all weekdays from 17 December.
  • Off-peak times: Monday-Thursday until 17 December
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult on the ice at all times.