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Tobbogan slide, ice rink, and Santa train coming to ‘Tinsel Town’ at the Trafford Centre this Christmas, The Manc

Tobbogan slide, ice rink, and Santa train coming to ‘Tinsel Town’ at the Trafford Centre this Christmas

The Trafford Centre has announced the arrival of its next large-scale outdoor event.

Tobboganing, ice skating, and riding a Santa train are just some of the things you could be getting up to at Trafford Centre this Christmas.

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Now that temperatures are dropping and the festive season is right around the corner, the Trafford Centre has announced the arrival of its next large-scale outdoor event and is inviting visitors to “grab the gang for some festive fun” at ‘Tinsel Town’.

Tinsel Town opens on Saturday 13 November, and runs through to 3 January 2022.

So wrap up warm and explore a winter wonderland that’s full of rides and festive fayre – including the chance to glide on down the UK’s longest tobbogan slide, take a spin on the big wheel at the festive fairground, hitch a ride on the Santa train, and shimmy and skate around a brand-new magical ice rink.

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The Tinsel Town takeover follows the success of both ‘Summer Social’ – which saw in excess of 200,000 visitors and local celebrities enjoy some fun in the sun this past August and September – and the recently-finished Halloween festival, SPOOKFEST.

And of course, no Christmas is complete without a visit to the big man himself, so get ready to share your festive wishes with Santa in his twinkling tipi from 19 November – 24 December.

Tobbogan slide, ice rink, and Santa train coming to ‘Tinsel Town’ at the Trafford Centre this Christmas, The Manc
The Trafford Centre has announced the arrival of its next large-scale outdoor event just in time for Christmas / Credit: Trafford Centre

The festivities won’t be stopping there either, as there’ll be a giant covered hangar to shelter from the winter weather, and a chance to sampling some mulled wine and other delicious delights from traditional Bavarian Huts.

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Independent street food vendors will also be on hand, including Oh My Glaze, Old School Dogs, The Thai Food Van, Epic Pizza, Bouji Baker, and Clean Traits.

If you are planning on popping down to Tinsel Town this Christmas, then make sure not to miss SNOWSTORM – a 90-minute “sensational” ice skating show live from the heated theatre big top with an international cast of ice skaters and incredible circus artists on 600 square feet of shimmering real ice.

Speaking ahead of the opening of Tinsel Town, Zoe Inman – Director at the Trafford Centre – said: “Eat, drink, skate, slide and be merry at the Trafford Centre this Christmas by making special memories at Tinsel Town, before enjoying some Christmas shopping and feasting.

“With late night shopping until 11pm from 20-23 December, festive music on the malls, and spectacular Christmas lights to enjoy, a visit to the Trafford Centre isn’t to be missed.”

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Tobbogan slide, ice rink, and Santa train coming to ‘Tinsel Town’ at the Trafford Centre this Christmas, The Manc
Tobogganing, ice skating, and riding a Santa train are just some of the things you could be getting up to / Credit: Trafford Centre

Tinsel Town will be situated outside The Orient, opposite The Great Hall entrance.

You do not need to pay general admission to sit and enjoy food and drinks in the hangar, visit Santa in his tipi, or watch the SNOWSTORM show, but you will need to pay for the fairground and ice rink.

For full details, how to book, and opening hours, visit the Trafford Centre website here.

Featured Image – Trafford Centre

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