Christmas at MCDC: find out what’s on over the festive season

From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Thurs 10th Nov 2016 – Sun 5th February 2017
Exhibition: Heated Exchanges

Materials, makers and ideas meld together in this cutting edge exhibition that defies expectations of contemporary glass and pushes this fascinating material to its limits. Find out more here…

Sat 19th Nov – Sat 24th Dec, free
On The Wire: The 12 Days of Christmas

Hand-sculpted paper turtle doves, french hens, calling birds and, of course, a partridge in a pear tree! Feast your eyes on Kaper’s stunning portrayal of The 12 Days of Christmas, suspended from the ceiling in five giant gold rings. Find out more here…

Sat 19th Nov – Sat 24th Dec, free
Making Memories

Mini-makers are invited get creative with our free Christmas craft activity and make a decoration or photo frame.

Sat 3rd Dec, 2.15, 3.15 & 4.15pm, free
Live music from Quiet Loner

We’ve got festive live music from the ‘songwriter in residence’ at the People’s History Museum for you to enjoy while you shop! Find out more here…

Sat 10th Dec, 2.15, 3.15 & 4.15pm, free
Live acoustic jazz

We’ve got acoustic jazz duo Steven Brady & Rob Shaw singing some classic Christmas songs for you to enjoy while you shop. Find out more here…

Sat 17th Dec, 2 & 4pm, free
Live music from She Choir

Make that last minute Christmas shopping a little more bearable with Christmas carols from She Choir. Find out more here…

Mon-Sat 10-5.30 & Sun 11-5 – Oak Street Cafe-Bar

The menu changes daily but always includes a selection of sumptuous salads, moreish cakes, damn fine coffee, beer and wine. And in the run up to Christmas you can enjoy hot spiced cider, boozy hot chocolate and sweet festive treats!* Find out more here…

*From Sat 19th Nov until Friday 24th Dec.