If you fancy taking a step back in time to welcome in the new year, then Peaky Blinders Manchester has got you covered.
With December right around the corner, things are starting to feel a whole lot more festive around the city centre, and Peaky Blinders Manchester – the ever-popular Peter Street venue – has got a jam-packed calendar of events running in the lead-up to Christmas.
But to help Mancunians celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, the venue will be “throwing it back to the days of 1920s prohibition” for a Gatsby-style evening of glamour.
There’ll be a glass of fizz for everyone reception, followed by a “tastebud-tantalising” five course meal alongside an evening that’s filled with entertainment, from DJs and live music, to look-alikes, a table magician who will be working their magic, a brass band, and flapper girls dancing the night away.
The five-course feast begins with a range of canapés to get your tastebuds going, before moving onto the starters, which includes everything from a pulled confit duck and foie gras terrine, and a smoked salmon roulade, to a warming bowl of spiced red pepper and sweet potato soup, and more.
Main courses include butter roasted Norfolk turkey or sous-vide goose breast, and pan fried cod, to a puy lentil and barley steamed pudding – which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans – and all mains are served with a selection of sharing winter vegetables and ‘Peaky gravy’.
For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a festive selection of desserts to tuck into – including a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, and even a cheeseboard.
You can then finish it all off with a hand-picked selection of digestifs.
Don’t fancy a five course meal? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy an evening of entertainment and dance the night away on the ground floor area, as well as sipping on one of the cocktails from the brand-new Christmas Cocktails menu – which are all £9 each.
General admission on New Year’s Eve will be £20 per person, and tickets to the full gala experience will set you back £75 each.
All the glitz and glamour isn’t limited to New Year’s Eve though, as all throughout the festive season, there’s a handful of events to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, including bottomless brunches every weekend, and the recently-launched bottomless Sunday roast.
‘Roaring Peaky Christmas’ is happening every Friday and Saturday throughout the festive season, and Includes canapes and a three course meal plus entertainment from lookalikes and magicians, it’s perfect for Christmas parties.
Then, from 15 November, there’ll be live music every day, and there’ll also be a brass band accompanying the weekend live bands too.
For all festive events at Peaky Blinders Manchester, you can grab tickets here.
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A Horrible Histories Christmas-themed stage show is happening in Manchester this month
You can discover the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today in a new Horrible Histories stage show in Manchester later this month.
With the festive season officially upon us, temperatures dropping by the day, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, parents and guardians who are keen to keep the kids entertained but still educated while schools are out can grab tickets to a special Christmas-themed Horrible Histories stage show.
Heading out on a UK tour and stopping off at The Bridgewater Hall here in Manchester in a couple of weeks time, the impressive stage show is described as a festive celebration in the most “wonderful, funny, and moving way you’ll ever see”.
For many of us, when we think of Christmas, the magic of family, joy, goodwill, presents, and more usually come to mind, but how about Oliver Cromwell? Or even Henry VIII?
When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young courageous boy to save the day – but can he rescue Christmas? From Victorian villains, to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, you can join the Horrible Histories presents cast on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas.
You’ll be in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII ,and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.
Horrible Histories Christmas is coming to The Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 20 December at 11:30am.
You can go on a festive tour of the Coronation Street set this Christmas
One of TV’s most famous streets has had itself a festive makeover, and fans can hear the stories of Christmas past on a behind-the-scenes tours.
In case you missed it, the ever-popular Coronation Street: The Tourreturned back in March after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s been giving fans of the iconic Manchester-based soap – which has recently celebrated 60 years on air – the chance to discover the hidden world that lies behind the camera at the external sets at MediaCityUK in Salford once again.
The 90-minute tours let you follow in the footsteps of all your favourite characters, and give you the chance to walk around the famous sets of the Rovers Return, Roys Rolls, Underworld, The Kabin, and so much more.
Tour guides are also known for sharing secrets of the show as they take you round the set too.
But now, with the festive season officially upon us, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, Coronation Street has been turned into “the ultimate festive experience” for the all new behind-the-scenes tour – Christmas on the Cobbles.
This is your chance to experience the nation’s most famous street like never before.
Organisers are encouraging fans of the iconic soap to wrap up warm as they head out on an expert tour Coronation Street “dressed in its finest festive grandeur” to hear stories of Christmas past and spread yuletide cheer.
There’ll be carol singers dotted around the street’s famous sites, and festive treats like mince pies and gingerbread lattes to feast on.
The whole street will be festooned with lights and Christmas decorations
Christmas on the Cobbles Tours are running on selected dates this month up until 31 December, with tickets setting you back £28 for adults, £25.50 for under 16s, and £80 for families.