Experience the Trafford Centre sparkle this Christmas with enchanting experiences, unique gifting, and festive feasting all under one spectacular roof!

Make a day of it with ice skating, festive rides, mulled wine and more at Tinsel Town, our festive outdoor experience – and don’t miss a visit to see Father Christmas or the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck.

Discover personal and unique gifts from a range of stores including Selfridges and John Lewis whilst enjoying live music across the malls and late-night shopping until 11pm from 20 – 23 December.

Holidays are coming with the Coca-Cola Christmas truck: 3 – 5 December

Trafford Centre will also be hosting the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck this year! Visitors are invited to join The Real Magic Christmas Truck Tour between 11am – 8pm as it stops at Trafford Centre (outside The Orient) from 3 – 5 December.

Meet Peter Schmeichel at Waterstones: 3 December, 12.30pm

Peter Schmeichel is one of the undisputed legends of Manchester United from its golden era under the managership of Alex Ferguson. In his new autobiography he writes with insight about his childhood in Denmark, his spectacular progress as a professional footballer and the glory years of the 1990s. Entry to the event is by ticket only. Your ticket includes your copy of One: My Autobiography to collect on the day. For this rare event, Peter Schmeichel will be signing copies of his book. To book visit:

Tinsel Town: from 13 November – 3 January

Grab the gang for some festive fun at Tinsel Town, the Trafford Centre’s new dazzling outdoor Christmas experience. Wrap up warm and explore a winter wonderland of exhilarating rides – including the UK’s longest toboggan slide – festive treats and ice skating rink in partnership with Hits Radio. Tinsel Town will be situated outside The Orient, opposite The Great Hall entrance. For prices and how to book visit

The Tinsel Town Grotto: from 19 November – 24 December

Say hello to Santa and his elves in his twinkling tipi. You’ll get to meet Father Christmas, receive a special gift and have your photo taken with him! *

Find Santa’s Grotto outside the Great Hall. For more details and how to book visit 

SNOWSTORM: from 13 November – 3 January

Don’t miss this sensational ice-skating show live from the heated theatre big top.  Be wowed by an international cast of ice skaters and incredible artistes in a 90-minute spectacular production on 600 square feet of shimmering real ice, created and produced by Carol and Phillip Gandey. You’ll find the big top theatre in the Tinsel Town event space. For full details and tickets visit

Magical live music on the malls

From carol singers to brass bands, soak up the Christmas atmosphere whilst you shop with our live music sessions across the malls.

Visit Mrs Claus’s Dreamy Workshop at Selfridges: Saturday 4, 11 and 18 December

Your magical hour with Mrs Claus and her little helpers will include storytelling, festive craft activities. For prices and how to book visit:  

Christmas Eve Gift Making at Selfridges: Sunday 5, 12, 19 December

Join Selfridges to make an extra special surprise gift for Santa and his magical helpers when they visit your house on the night before Christmas. Fill your box with everything you need for the perfect Christmas Eve, plus, a sweet treat for your little ones to take away. Mrs Claus will even make a special guest appearance to give her seal of approval! For prices and how to book visit:      

Musical entertainment at Selfridges: Saturdays & Sundays from 4 – 19 December

Enjoy DJs and live musical entertainment playing all the Christmas classics on your visit to Selfridges.

Visit the magical Christmas Emporium at John Lewis & Partners: in-store now

Find gifts for every wish, great decorating ideas, festive workshops and exciting events throughout the festive season, including Christmas table styling, fizz tasting and wreath-making masterclasses. There’s even a Quality Street personalisation station! Events can be booked online at:

Three course feasting and fizzmas at Fridays

Get your mittens on the perfect three course festive menu from £26.95 at Fridays. Get the party started with festive cocktails, including the Fizzmas Sparkle, Gin’gle Bells and Merry Martini. Enjoy the new Fridays® Festive Turkey & Cranberry Burger topped with pigs in blankets as well as a chocolate orange dessert and Baileys chocolate orange martini!

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Personalised gifting at Calvin Klein

Make all your Christmas gifts extra special with complimentary monogramming available at Calvin Klein from 17th – 20th December. Discover standout gift pieces and shop iconic essentials and exclusive holiday season styles.

Pop-ups from exciting brands including Zavvi, Dyson, Sky Glass, Tommy Jeans and Viktor & Rolf

Find the perfect gift this Christmas from a number of pop-ups appearing at the centre throughout December, including a unique glass house activation from Sky Glass outside the Great Hall.

Viktor & Rolf will be showcasing their popular fragrances in Orient Way near the Main Dome, whilst Zavvi will be opening a pop-up shop in partnership with the LEGO Group on Upper Peel Avenue.

Experience Dyson technology at the new Dyson Demo Zone on Upper Regent Crescent, and don’t miss Tommy Jeans pop-up on Upper Peel Avenue, where they’ll be showcasing their new and exclusive collections.