It is finally the week we’ve all been waiting for. With the chaos of Christmas party work do’s, gift buying and stampeding your way through the festive markets – there are still heaps of cracking things to do around the city.

From an immersive storytelling night over at a Northern Quarter favourite to a proper good Christmas Eve party over in Chorlton – we’ve got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Just Stories | Gullivers | Wed 21 Dec | 7pm - 9.15pm

Get yourself over to Northern Quarter stalwart, Gullivers, for a night of stellar storytelling.

From the weird to the wonderful, gather around to hear comedians, poets, actors, bus drivers, writers, builders, musicians and anything in-between tell a story. With promised chocolate to pair with the laughs – be sure to shake up the working week with this one.

109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 819 2970
One Pot Grub Club | 174 Langworthy Road | Thu 23 Dec | From 5pm

Happening this Thursday, One Pot Grub Club is just one of Emmanuel’s new projects running at their Salford centre. It offers a safe gathering space to enjoy a hot meal and socialise in a friendly space.

With creative sessions, games, a cinema room and, above all else, some really good company – this is a great cause to keep in mind this Christmas whether you go as an attendee or as a volunteer.

174 Langworthy Road, Salford, Manchester M6 5PN
Festive Music and Song | Station South | Thu 22 Dec | 7pm - 11pm

Find yourself in the walls of Levenshulme’s hub of all things community, cool and cosy at Station South for a night of festive music and song.

Promising a proper good night filled with all the Christmas classics performed by a live choir – sing a little song, dance a little dance and get down there Thursday night.

975 - 977 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3NP
Dopamin3 | Pot Kettle Black | Fri 23 Dec | 5.30pm - 11pm

Check out Angel Gardens this Friday night for an exciting launch of Loving Lotus Studios – a brand-new photography project coming to the city.

With welcome drinks and heaps of time to mingle alongside an exhibition-style portfolio viewing – this is a great way to show your support for the arts scene in Manchester.

1 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4GE, Tel: 0161 503 8580
Two Left Feet | Electrik | Sat 24 Dec | 9pm - late

Coming to one of Chorlton’s most loved hotspots this Christmas Eve is a fantastic free night brought to you by local DJ residents, Two Left Feet.

Bringing the festive vibes with a whole Santa sack jam-packed with audible treats, this is definitely the spot to be the night before Christmas.

Soak up the sounds with a slice of their Four Side Pizza and bring on the holiday.

559 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0AE, Tel: 0161 881 3315
Mon 19 Dec - Sun 25 Dec
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 19 Dec 2022