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An immersive drive-in Christmas experience is coming to Manchester’s EventCity

ChristmasCity is coming to Trafford Park this winter - with Christmas movies, festive entertainment and Father Christmas himself...

The Manc The Manc - 11th November 2020

An immersive Christmas experience is coming to Manchester’s EventCity this winter – as ParkNParty hosts a glorious festive helping of drive-in entertainment.

Christmas movies, live performers and Father Christmas himself will all be at Trafford Park from Friday 4 December – with people invited to drive through Santa’s workshop, watch the elves at work, and enter the ‘snow valley’ before settling in for a movie.

ChristmasCity – from the same company behind the wildly successful drive-in event ScareCity – will run right through until New Year’s Eve, delivering a huge selection of outdoor screenings to guests in their own cars.

Each ticket provides visitors with the chance to journey through a trail filled with surprises, live actors and festive characters – with special events designed for both adults and younger audiences.

ChristmasCity has two types of events to choose from – ‘Nice’ or ‘Naughty’.


‘Nice’ events have been created for all the family to enjoy. Films screened will include Home Alone, The Polar Express, Elf, and The Grinch, whilst kids will have a chance to post a letter to Santa in the mailroom and explore the North Pole from the safety of the car.

Santa’s elves will be on hand performing acrobatics and tricks – with a special message from Father Christmas, too!


‘Naughty’ events are strictly for adults – which is easy to see why from the sounds of what’s involved…

Aside from 18-rated movies (such as Die Hard and Bad Santa) playing on screen, ChristmasCity is also promising appearances from “scantily clad elves and maybe even Santa himself after a few festive drinks…”

Naughty, indeed.


Some screening highlights for ChristmasCity include:

  • It’s a Wonderful Life: 11th December | 18:00 
  • The Holiday: 12th December | 20:30 
  • Home Alone: 19th December | 17:00 
  • Elf: 24th December | 14:00 

The full event schedule can be found online.

Tickets for ChristmasCity are available to buy now – priced at £40 per vehicle.

COVID safety precautions will be implemented during the event.

For more information, visit the ParkNParty website.