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Manchester Christmas Markets in Albert Square

Manchester Christmas Markets to remain open for one extra shopping day

Shoppers can barter for a bargain at stalls in Albert Square on Monday before traders pack up and head home

Manchester Christmas Markets will remain open for an extra day on Monday for shoppers to grab some last-minute bargains. Shoppers will be able to browse the stalls in Albert Square from 10am to 6pm before traders pack up and head home for the holidays. The rest of the markets, which are spread across eight other sites in the city, will draw to a close on Sunday. Coun Pat Karney, Manchester’s Christmas spokesman, said: “They say all good things must come to an end, but because we love the Christmas Markets so much, we’re keeping Albert Square open for one final day to give people a final chance to visit – and perhaps barter for a bargain. “The final weekend of the Christmas Markets is always bittersweet. My favourite event of the year finished for another year. “But we still have New Year’s Eve to look forward to – and there’s always the hope that next year the markets will return in September, just as I’ve always dreamt.” All stalls in the square will be open but stock may be limited and bar and food areas may not all be trading. This year’s markets have been the city’s most successful to date smashing all records for visitor numbers and being named the best in the UK and among the top 10 in Europe.

Manchester Evening News

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