Hatch, Manchester’s collective of independent food, drink and retail traders is hosting a Christmas festival housed in their spacious venue nestled under the Mancunian Way. Evergreen: A Festival of Winter and Christmas boasts an impressive programme of events alongside the festive food, drink and retail opportunities on offer from Hatch’s resident traders. We’ve rounded up the very best events on offer, so make sure you stop by and get into the festive spirit at Hatch’s festive hideaway.

Little Elf Workshops | Every Friday | 11am - 1pm | £6.43

These workshops give you the chance to make the most of Hatch’s independent retailers and get some Christmas shopping done while your kids enjoy a ball pit, soft play and plenty of creative Christmas craft activities. They take place every Friday throughout the Christmas festival, starting on the November 29.

Christmas Shouldn't Cost The Earth: Sustainable Christmas Markets | Fri 29 - Sat 30 Nov | 5pm - 9pm | Free

If, like Hatch, you believe that Christmas shouldn’t cost the Earth, then this event is for you. Manchester’s first ever fully sustainable Christmas market will take place at Hatch over one weekend, with a zero-waste ethos and plenty of food, retail and entertainment to keep you occupied, including live music and DJs all night.

Quizimodo – Christmas Special | Thu 5 Dec | 8pm - 10pm | £1

Reckon your festive fact finding is up to scratch? Come along and have a go at the Christmas edition of festive quiz night Quizimodo – it only costs £1 to enter, but there are limited spaces available so arrive early to make sure you can take part!

Small Business Saturday Giveaway | Sat 7 Dec | All Day | Free

In honour of Small Business Saturday, Hatch will be celebrating with a whole day of giveaways and prizes for their customers – alongside inviting you down to find the perfect Christmas gift at one of their many independent retail outlets. If you needed any more incentive to shop local, this is certainly it.

Hatch x Afflecks Market | Sat 14 Dec | Noon - 6pm | Free

This is a truly unmissable opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done – indie stalwart Afflecks Palace is teaming up with Hatch for one day of alternative Christmas markets at their iconic Mancunian Way location. Find something truly unique for everyone on your Christmas shopping list from this highly diverse mix of independent retailers.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 28 Nov - Tue 31 Dec, Hatch,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
, Tel: 0333 323 2238
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Sat 30 Nov 2019