It is finally the week of the big day we’ve waited all year for. With both Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve landing in the same week – there are plenty of absolutely cracking things to do to celebrate that will not hurt your wallet one bit.

From all-night DJ sessions over at Ducie Street Warehouse to some good old disco over at YESS, we have definitely covered you for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Bodega Soul Cave | Manchester Bierkeller | Mon 26 Dec | 4pm - 10pm

Head to the Bodega Soul Cave over at Manchester Bierkeller this Boxing Day to cure those post-Christmas blues with a well-needed injection of Soul music.

Check out some of the city’s coolest Soul DJs, spend some time socialising and, most importantly, dance your heart out.

Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS, Tel: 0800 054 8179
Rooms of Our Own | Central Library | Tue 27 Dec | From 9am - 5pm

If you’re in need of some time away from the Christmas and New Years’ parties then head over to the Central Library this Tuesday to catch the fantastic exhibition, ‘Rooms of Our Own’.

Located in the Manchester Histories Hub, this new exhibition is all about exploring the
‘herstory’ of the Pankhurst Centre with a heavy focus on activist campaigning from the 1970s.

Saint Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
Festive Film Fridays | Whitworth Locke | Fri 30 Dec | 6pm - 8pm

Sad Christmas is over? Not to worry, Whitworth Locke’s Festive Film Fridays will be providing all your favourite festive nostalgic classics.

Screening this Friday is none other than Dr. Seuss’ iconic tale of The Grinch. So, grab a complimentary mince pie and some mulled wine and hold on to that festive feeling for a little longer.

74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD, Tel: 0161 823 0530
One Night At Ducie | Ducie Street Warehouse | Sat 31 Dec | 5pm - 11.30pm

Start getting ready for all your New Year’s celebrations over at Ducie Street Warehouse this weekend for an entire evening of celebrating the venue’s best resident ravers spinning the decks.

Expect a full night of DJs, dancers, entertainers and more to bring in 2023 like nothing else.

Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 503 9460
Disco Puss | YES | Sat 31 Dec | 10pm - 4am

Fancy an event that will see you through into the New Year? Look no further than YES’ iconic basement for Disco Puss – an entire evening of the funkiest disco tunes going.

With a line-up of The Holy Coconut, Bonsai, Rich Reason and Larishka just to name a few – this is shaping up to be a proper good one.

38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Mon 26 Dec - Sun 1 Jan
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Fri 23 Dec 2022