Fancy trying something new and/or different this December in Manchester? Look no further than our Eventbrite round up which includes a Christmas model railway show, crafty sessions at Paperchase, an all inclusive Chrismukkah party and the chance to run a 5k dressed as Santa…

1. The Christmas Model Railway Show at Barnes Wallis Building
Love little engines? So do we. Explore a huge range, and much more at this special pre-Christmas event for fans of the smaller locomotive.
Sat 5 Dec, Manchester Model Railway Society, Barnes Wallis Building, Altrincham Street
Manchester, M1 7JR. 10am-5.30pm, £7,

2. Workshop: Finger puppets & beyond at Paperchase Manchester
Learn how to work with paper at these special craft session aimed at big and little kids alike. Your ticket price is redeemable against goods bought in store.
Sat 5,12 & 19 Dec, Paperchase, Bank House, 12-14 St Mary’s Gate, Manchester M1 1PX
Tel: 0161 835 9935, 11am-1pm, £10,

3. Talk: Giving Gifts in Ancient Egypt at Manchester Museum
Manchester Museum is one of the UKs leading centre of Egyptology – so where better to find out more about gift giving in the olden days? This talk is lead by charismatic expert, Dr Campbell Price. There’s a great gift shop at the Museum too.
Tue 8 Dec, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 275 2634, 2pm, FREE,

4. Family event: Happy Chrismukkah at Manchester Jewish Museum
Those of all faiths are welcome to celebrate the festivals of Hanukkah and Christmas at a day-long party aimed at young people. Expect food, drink and entertainment in this fabulously olde-worlde synagogue dating back to 1874. Create a gift bag in a hands-on screen printing workshop delivered by one69a plus there will be a film screening of An American Tail at 2pm.
Sun 13 Dec, Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LW. Tel: 0161 834 9879, noon-4pm, FREE,

5. The Manchester United Foundation Santa Run 2015 at Old Trafford
Always wanted to run a 5k dressed as Santa? This is your chance. Options include 5 and 2 kilometre races. Family tickets are available and your entry fee includes a santa suit and a medal!
Sun 13 Dec, Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0RA. Tel: 0161 868 8000, 11am-2pm, £30 family, £15 adult, £5 child,

Sat 5 Dec - Sun 13 Dec
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Fri 11 Dec 2015