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An indoor Christmas theme park is opening in Manchester as Silcock’s Winter Wonderland returns

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 24th November 2021

Silcock’s Winter Wonderland and its indoor Christmas theme park is returning to Greater Manchester this December.

The massive festive event will be taking over EventCity for the first time in four years, transforming the space into a magical wonderland.

The 22,000 sq metre exhibition space will have more than 50 rides and attractions, including rollercoasters and waltzers, all under one roof.

As well as its indoor fairground, Kingpin Events will be putting on theatrical entertainment.

TV stars Daisy and Ollie, an Ice Princess Show, Chrsistmas Meltdown and a Christmas Circus will all have daily performances.

Live performances at Silcock’s Winter Wonderland. Credit: Prakash Photography

The organisers have also confirmed a return of the Celebrity VIP Night and an annual Charity
Night, which this year will work with NHS and mental health charities.

Visitors will be greeted by elves and fairies and have the chance to visit Father Christmas – and his real-life reindeer friends – for a photo and a present.


Silcock’s Winter Wonderland was a top attraction for the region when it ran between 2013 and 2017.

Organisers Tammy and Billy Silcock of Kingpin Events said: “We are absolutely delighted to be returning to Manchester this Christmas after a four-year gap.

“After the last 18 months we all need to create magical memories with our families, and we hope the return of the event will spread joy across the region.

Credit: Prakash Photography

“As a special thank you for the hard work of our NHS and Armed Forces we are introducing reduced ticket prices on specific days throughout the run.

“We have worked really hard to ensure that we bring back all the magic we had before as well as ensuring we create a safe space for our visitors, performers and staff.

“We recommend early booking to ensure you get a ticket.”

Tickets include four-hour sessions of non-stop entertainment, with food stalls on site and free parking for up to 3000 cars.

Silcock’s Winter Wonderland Manchester is offering ticket insurance and a ‘Buy with confidence, exchange with ease policy’ should a ticket-holder have to isolate.


The event will return between December 4 and January 2.

A Black Friday sale means you can get tickets for opening weekend (December 4 and 5) for £24 each.

To book your tickets, visit