Manchester Christmas Parade 2023: full details including date, times and road closures around the city

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The fun-filled parade is coming to the city very soon

Manchester’s Christmas parade is just around the corner, and there is plenty in store this year. The parade takes place on Sunday December 3 on a route through the city. 

The parade will begin at 1pm at Manchester Cathedral and take in Deansgate, St Ann's Street, Cross Street, Corporation Street. It will make its way down Fennel Street where it will end. 

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The parade is expected to take around one hour and will feature Snow Queens, Bouncing Elves and sparkling Christmas Glitter Belles, with an extra sprinkle of Candy Cane stilt walkers. Make sure to get a spot on the route early so you don’t miss out.

Councillor Pat Karney, Manchester City Council's Christmas spokesperson, said: "Last year's very first Manchester Christmas Parade really was the heart-warming event of the season.  It was one of the best things we've ever done with such a brilliant festive and fun atmosphere, full of the stuff that Christmas memories are made of.

"We all know Manchester does Christmas better than anyone else and we can't wait for this year's parade - it's going to be amazing and joyful, one for all the family.  Santa has already said he wouldn't miss it for all the world.  Come on down and join us!"

Full list of road closures for Manchester Christmas Parade 

To make sure the parade is safe and efficient for all, Manchester City Council has announced a range of road closures. These can be found below.

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Road closures from 8am until 5pm

  • Victoria Street​​

Road closures from 11am until 2.30pm

  • Cateaton Street (Deansgate to End)​

  • St Mary Gate (Cross Street to Deansgate)​​

  • Deansgate ( Victoria Street to John Dalton)​​

  • St Ann's Street (St Mary's Street to Cross Street) ​​

  • Cross Street (Albert Square to Market Street)​

  • Corporation Street (Market Street to ​Fennel Street)​

  • Fennel Street (Corporation Street to Cathedral Street)​

  • Cathedral Street (Fennel Street to Exchange Square)

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​​Access to the Marks and Spencers car-park will be managed as much as possible via Victoria Bridge Street, but there will be two periods of approximately 20 minutes when we'll have to pause this.

From 6pm on Friday December 1 until 6pm on Sunday December 3​

  • Victoria Street (Deansgate to Cathedral Approach)  ​

From 6pm on Saturday December 2 until 6pm on Sunday December 3

  • Market Street and St Mary Gate (Cross Street to Deansgate)   ​

  • Deansgate ( Victoria Street to John Dalton)   ​

  • St Ann's Street (St Mary's Street to Cross Street)   ​

  • Cross Street (Albert Square to Market Street)   ​

  • Corporation Street (Cross Street to Ring Road)  ​

  • Cateaton Street (All)  ​

  • Cathedral Street (Fennel Street to Exchange Square)  ​

  • Fennel Street (Corporation Street to Cathedral Street) ​

  • St Mary's Street (Deansgate to Southgate) ​

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