Cosy up in one of Manchester and Cheshire's most luxurious festive foodie retreats...
When it comes to Christmas celebrations, the North West certainly tops the style stakes! So, as the party season gets started, you won't be short on hotspots to indulge in a little festive tipple! We've rounded up some of our favourite festive pop-ups to cosy up in this December...
The Curious Teepee at The Oast House
The Curious Teepee returns to stylish Spinningfields, with two festively fabulous tents in The Oast House courtyard. Gather by the fire pits, wrap up in luxurious fur throws and unwind beneath the twinkle of fairy lights as you enjoy a mulled wine or hot cider with friends.
Comfort food is hot on the menu, with delights including a cheese and ale fondue, hanging kebabs and a delicious hog roast, available throughout December.
Copper Dog Igloos at The Refinery, Spinningfields
Traditional wood burner heaters, luxury blankets, to snuggle up in and an impressive cocktail menu to choose from, Christmas has arrived at The Refinery in Spinningfields. Treat yourself to a caramel apple hot toddy or enjoy a Christmas cocktail creation freshly prepared by The Refinery's talented mixologists. Grab a bite to eat with winter warmers and sharing plates for the perfect party-planning catch up with friends.
Book your own igloo for groups of eight to 10 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Forever Unique's Christmas Party Parlour at Barton Arcade
Forever Unique welcome their first pop-up shop to Manchester's Barton Arcade this week, running until 22nd December. There'll be a live DJ, champagne and canapes and plenty of party pampering tips from the beauty team.
Opening times are:
10-7pm Mon, Tues, Weds and Sat
10-8pm Thurs and Fri
Christmas Carol-oke Cabins at Bar Hütte
The Alpine apres-ski style bar features eight wooden huts that can be hired out for intimate evenings and private parties. Each festive hideaway has its own carol-oke machine, packed with plenty of festive favourites to get the party started. Enjoy your own personal service with hot beverages and plenty of festive tipple. The hüttes are £30 to hire for two hours. Upgrade your experience with a hamper of cosy blankets, sheepskin hot water bottles or a prop box packed with fancy dress costumes and accessories for the ultimate Christmas selfie.
A winter wonderland Christmas forest filled with hot tubs and tipis promises to bring three days of festive fun. Situated beside Old Trafford, Hinterland will create a village of 10 giant tipis, for the ultimate Christmas dining experience. Indulge in a delicious two-course Christmas dinner, take a dip in the hot tub and enjoy the seasonal sounds of live bands and acts from some of Manchester's finest musical talent.
Tipis can also be hired privately for a minimum of 15 people, at £45 per person, including a private gin bar, a personal server and access to the stylish VIP chill-out area.
Not dining? A limited number of non-dining wristbands are available at £15 each.
Hot tubs are available for £20 per person for 30 minutes, including towels and a complimentary drink.
December 6th to 8th, 6pm to 12.30am
Cîroc Around the Christmas Tree
Menagerie have teamed up with vodka brand Cîroc, for a festive celebration in their pop-up chalet bar in New Bailey.
Opening today and running until the end of the month, this festive treat will serve delicious cocktails and premium drinks alongside tasty French toast served-up Menagerie style.
Deansgate Lodge at the Hilton
The Hilton welcomes a festive lodge into its Podium restaurant, somplete with an Alpine ski chalet-style bar, plenty of mulled wine, hot cider and tempting bar snacks. Try themini wurst in brioche rolls, Emmental and Cheddar fondue or lobster mac'n'cheese! Round up your nearest and dearest for a delightful Winter Wonderland afternoon tea in Cloud 23 bar, for the perfect seasonal celebration.