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Manchester’s Christmas drive-in cinema is screening classic films all festive season

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 2nd December 2021

Park N Party’s Christmas City has returned to Greater Manchester, screening festive classics at its drive-in cinema.

The immersive drive-in experience has opened its doors and will be showing Christmas blockbusters right through until New Year’s Eve.

This week alone, Christmas City’s line-up includes family favourites like Elf and Home Alone, which families will be able to enjoy together from the safety of their own cars.

There’s romance in the air too, as hit romcom The Holiday hits the big screen, plus screenings of Miracle on 34th Street, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Santa Clause.

The fun continues right the way through until December 31, and next week features some festive family action like Abominable, A Christmas Carol, and The Polar Express.


Visitors will also be able to park up for cosy viewings of The Polar Express, The Christmas Chronicles, and A Christmas Carol. 

Later in its run, Christmas City will throw a fancy dress extravaganza while screening Disney blockbuster Frozen – and there’ll be prizes for the best-dressed.


Christmas City has taken over a new location at the Soccer Dome in Stretford.

It brings the biggest outdoor screen in the UK – a whopping 150 sq metres – to our home city.

As well as the films, visitors will travel through a Christmas Village with live actors and plenty of festive surprises.


Kids can post their letters to Santa in the dedicated Christmas post box and explore the North Pole – Santa Claus himself will even be there to greet people.

There are photo opportunities available with scenes from Elf and The Grinch, plus a fully-licensed bar and festive food vendors.

The line-up for Christmas City – December 2 to December 12

The Holiday – Thursday December 2, 8pm

Home Alone – Friday December 3, 8pm

Elf – Saturday December 4, 2pm


The Santa Clause – Saturday December 4, 5pm

Miracle on 34th Street – Saturday December 4, 8pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Sunday December 5, 2pm

Home Alone – Sunday December 5, 5pm

Elf – Sunday December 5, 8pm


Elf – Wednesday December 8, 8pm

A Christmas Carol – Thursday December 9, 8pm

Christmas With The Coopers – Friday December 10, 8pm

Abominable – Saturday December 11, 2pm

The Polar Express – Saturday December 11, 5pm


Office Christmas Party – Saturday December 11, 8pm

The Christmas Chronicles – Sunday December 12, 2pm

Elf – Sunday December 12, 5pm

Home Alone – Sunday December 12, 8pm

Tickets are now on sale. Tickets are priced at £45 per vehicle + VAT.


You can also book a premium Christmas pod, which seats six people, for £66.

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