The countdown to Christmas is on, with enchanting experiences, unique gifting, and festive feasting all under one spectacular roof.

Visitors can tick everything off their list by taking advantage of longer opening hours at the Trafford Centre next week, which is open from 9am – 11pm from Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December.

The centre is open 9am – 5pm on Christmas Eve and 12pm – 6pm on Boxing Day. Full Christmas opening hours are as follows:

  • 20 – 23 December: 9am – 11pm
  • 24 December: 9am – 5pm
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: 12pm – 6pm (Selfridges is open 10.30am – 5pm; Next, John Lewis and M&S are all closed)
  • 27 – 28 December: 9am – 8pm (Next is open 6am – 8pm)
  • 29 – 30 December: 9am – 10pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 9am – 5pm
  • New Year’s Day: 12pm – 6pm
  • 2 January: 12pm – 6pm

For specific opening hours at restaurants, stores and leisure venues visit

Families can combine a day of shopping with a visit to Tinsel Town, the Trafford Centre’s outdoor Christmas experience, which is open from 12pm every day from Saturday 18 December until 3 January (closed Christmas Day). Tickets for the fairground, ice skating and SNOWSTORM show can be booked here:

Visitors are reminded that, in line with the latest government guidance, they must wear a face covering on their visit (unless exempt). This includes when walking around the centre, in stores and in leisure venues such as the cinema. A one-way system and hand sanitisation stations remain in place.