A huge Mad Friday party with £2.50 drinks and FREE entry is happening in Manchester

Who's ready for the BIG night out? (Contains affiliate links)

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 15th December 2022

The liveliest night of the year is almost upon us, with thousands set to take to the streets for one giant night out for so-called ‘Mad Friday’.

Traditionally celebrated on the last Friday before Christmas (but a bit early this year), it’s one last chance for a massive knees-up and a big session with your mates before retreating into more wholesome festive activities.

And this year, Manchester will have an almighty Mad Friday party to look forward to at a huge new venue.

Love Factory, which has taken over an old warehouse near Victoria station, will be offering free entry and a belting happy hour deal as it hosts ‘a Christmas session to end all Christmas sessions’.

There will be the option to buy a £5 ticket, which will include a glass of prosecco or beer and will also provide a quality meal for someone experiencing homelessness this Christmas, thanks to Eat Well MCR – a no-brainer of a deal.

Love Factory Manchester. Credit: Jody Hartley

As well as a £2.50 happy hour on pints and prosecco (and shots for a quid) there’ll be karaoke suites and live festive funk from Ceeow, with familiar winter anthems reworked. They’re promising ‘Christmas songs without cheese’.

There’ll also be DJs spinning tunes all night, and those who want ‘a little silliness with their seasonal soirees’ can retreat into karaoke booths that can be booked for groups between 10 and 30 people.


The venue’s food traders will be on hand, including the renowned Ate Days A Week with a pulled turkey, sausage stuffing and pig-in-blanket pie.

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Love Factory’s Mad Friday Xmas Party will be in two sessions, between 5pm and 8pm and then again between 8pm and 11pm, hosted by Mrs Claus.

Tickets are free, but you can also choose the Eat Well MCR £5 ticket and provide a quality meal for someone experiencing homelessness.


Tickets for Love Factory’s Mad Friday Xmas Party are available from Skiddle here.

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