You can paint your own d*ldo-shaped bauble at festive Manchester event

Ding dong merrily on high...

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 21st November 2023

Forget stars and snowflakes and Santas – you could hang an army of festive dildo baubles off your tree this Christmas…

An event taking place in Manchester this weekend will allow ticket-holders to bedazzle their own phallic Christmas ornament with everything from glitter to diamantés to neon paints.

The Xmas Dildo Decorating Workshop is taking place at Grub, and demand has been so great they’ve had to add a second event.

The 18+ event comes from artist and tattoo artist Ben Saunders, who promises the festive workshop will be ‘prioritising queer joy, creativity, body positivity and s3x positivity’.

Every ticket includes your own handmade dildo decoration to jazz up however you want, then you can take it home to hang on your tree.


Plenty of art supplies, including paint, brushes, glue and loads of glitter, will be provided at each of the two workshops, but ticket-holders are welcome to bring their own supplies along too.

You could turn your willy-shaped decoration into a pop-art style ornament, a mirror ball penis, or a shimmering glitter phallus – the options are endless.


The Xmas Dildo Decorating event will be held in a private room at the street food village in the Green Quarter on the outskirts of Manchester city centre, and will be soundtracked by Christmas music.

You can grab drinks from the Grub bar or a bite to eat from any of the food vendors stationed there while you get into the ‘Christmas (k1nky) spirit’.

Sharing the news on Instagram, Ben wrote: “No art experience is necessary – suitable for all levels and types of artists! This is a festive workshop prioritising queer joy, creativity, body positivity and s3x positivity!


“At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take home your decorated d1ldo ornaments to display for all your guests to see!”

There are discounted tickets available to those on a low income, and you can pay-it-forward towards the price of a low income ticket for someone else too.

Full-price tickets for this Manchester Christmas event are £35 each, with the afternoon session running from 2pm until 5pm.

One person commented on Grub’s event post: “F*ck the wreath have you seen this?!”

Another joked: “Is that a ding dong merrily on high?”

Featured image: Instagram,