Tinseltown: Trafford Centre’s Christmas funfair & ice-rink open with celebs from Helen Flanagan to Paris Fury

The popular Christmas attractions are back in Manchester’s Trafford Centre for the festive season.

The Trafford Centre has unveiled its annual Christmas attractions for 2022. Tinseltown opened with a string of stars in attendance enjoying a launch party.

Highlights include the return of the ice-rink offering 45-minute skate sessions; a funfair with rides for all the family, and Snowstorm 2, a Christmas production on the ice in a big top by circus stars Gandeys. There is also a Christmas with Paddington attraction, where the ever-popular bear joins Santa in his grotto, and a Christmas themed cinema, showing family festive favourites every Saturday at noon.

The launch of Tinseltown on Thursday 24 November attracted a host of celebrity names including Paris Fury, Helen Flanagan, Scott Thomas, Chelsee Healey, Jen Metcalf, Chris Bisson, Catherine Tyldesley, Sophie Brown and Adrian Sanderson from Married at First Sight UK.

Bruce Gardner, brand experience director at Trafford Centre, said: “This Christmas we will create a unique, festive, and magical offering for visitors in the North West and beyond. Introducing the new Christmas with Paddington Grotto and welcoming back our iconic Skate at Tinseltown in partnership with Hits Radio, Christmas at Trafford Centre has never been so exciting. Tinseltown will be the talk of the town as we provide memorable experiences for the whole family.”

Tinseltown runs til 2 January; you can check opening times and admission prices for individual attractions on the Trafford Centre website.]