UK Manchester to host first ever Christmas parade through city streets last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- It's a festive first for Manchester - and the parade will include a magical Christmas toy procession through the city centre
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Manchester is to host its first ever Christmas Parade through the city streets featuring street performers, magical stilt walkers, artists and bands. The procession will be filled with all the "sights, sounds and sparkle that spell Christmas" and will weave its way through the streets of the city centre to help bring some extra festive cheer in December. Council bosses say they aim to build on the success of the city's Manchester Day Parade which, after starting small for its first parade back in 2010, now regularly sees thousands of people flock to the city centre to watch. The inaugural Manchester Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday 11 December. Organisers say it will be a magical parade "filled with all the sights, sounds and sparkle that spell Christmas" and will weave its way through the streets of the city centre around the Manchester Christmas Markets. It will be free for all to watch along Deansgate, St Ann's Street, Cross Street at St Mary's Gate. Read more : Manchester crowned one of most festivie cities in the UK It will boast over 100 parade participants, and spectators can expect to see everything from Jack Frost and fairy stilt-walkers, an arctic fox, and runaway Christmas presents. There will also be cocky robins, glowing gastropods with elf riders, and a never-before-seen Christmas Toy Procession. Also making a special appearance in the parade will be a version of Manchester's famous Town Hall Clock, wound up and looking its very festive best, helping make sure the parade runs like clockwork. The event is being brought together by a partnership with Manchester Business Improvement District and outdoor art experts including Walk the Plank, Global Grooves, Handmade Parade and others.
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. "Of all the places in the world that Santa could have chosen for this magical festive first, Manchester is the obvious choice. It's going to be fabulous and we can't wait!" Businesses based in the city centre have been working in partnership with the council throughout the festive season via Manchester BID (Business Improvement District) with the aim to make Christmas magical in Manchester this year.
Snow Fox stilt walkers at Festive Sundays (Image: Vincent Cole - Manchester Evening News) This has included commissioning a series of six Festive Sundays, filled with sparkling street performances that have already been delighting families through November, as well as teaming up with the council on the Manchester Christmas Parade. Jane Sharrocks, Manchester BID Chair and General Manager at Selfridges Exchange Square said: “We’re delighted to be involved in what will be Manchester’s first official Christmas Parade. As well as being a huge draw for families, it’s also a fantastic headline event for our programme of Festive Sundays.
The Christmas Parade will feature amazing puppets, performers and even a toy procession (Image: Vincent Cole - Manchester Evening News) "That has already seen sparkling street performers including illuminated bands, roaming puppets, stilt-walkers, supersized penguins and more, take to the city’s main shopping streets for six consecutive Sundays during November and December.” The Manchester Christmas Parade will start at 1pm on Sunday, December 11 and will take in Deansgate, St Ann's Street, Cross Street and St Mary's Gate. More details on parade content and timings will be confirmed ahead of the event. Read next:- U2 icon Bono stuns Chorlton with surprise visit to book shop "I took £20 to Manchester Christmas Markets and came back with change to spare" The fairytale village with great pubs and an enchanted tree Manchester restaurant stopping traffic with spectacular Christmas lights Things to do with kids at Manchester Christmas Markets