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You can go ice skating through a winter forest at Barton Square next month, The Manc

You can go ice skating through a winter forest at Barton Square next month

TraffordCity will transform into the ultimate winter wonderland where “dreams really do come true”.

There’s an unmissable festive experience is coming to Barton Square on a spectacular scale never seen before.

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Christmas is officially on its way, because on 3 December, TraffordCity will transform into the ultimate winter wonderland where “dreams really do come true”.

Set over two floors, visitors will be taken on a sensory journey that recreates the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas, with a magical Christmas village, authentic markets, and a breathtaking ice skating experience that takes you through a captivating forest and snow-covered world.

For those who are Bambi on ice though, there’ll be two custom-built bars so you watch family and friends safely with a steaming-hot beverage.

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Skaters can then hit the skate-up bar for festive refreshments ice-side.

You can go ice skating through a winter forest at Barton Square next month, The Manc
TraffordCity will transform into the ultimate winter wonderland where “dreams really do come true” / Credit: Louise Woodward

The Christmas village and markets are free to enter, and will feature artisan crafts, and rich offerings of delicious food and drink.

They’ll be open Monday – Friday from 10am – 10pm, Saturday from 10am – 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm.

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Ice skating tickets start from £13 for a 45-minute slot, and can be booked on site and pre-booked here.

The £150,000 installation will combine lighting, visuals, and stunning scenography, and as the brainchild of immersive event specialist OOBE Global Group, it’s the first time a festive experience of this scale has been hosted at TraffordCity.

So, yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.

You can go ice skating through a winter forest at Barton Square next month, The Manc
There’s a breathtaking ice skating experience that takes you through a captivating forest / Credit: Louise Woodward

Paolo Gaddari – Managing Director of OOBE – said: “Our aim is to surprise and delight visitors at every turn.

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“A place where lighting, visuals and sets are tools to create an immersive multi-dimensional experience, transporting them to the ultimate festive fantasy world and to give them a day out to remember.”

Unreal Xmas experience promises to be festive fun for all the family, so make sure to book your tickets now and don’t miss out.

Barton Square is found in TraffordCity, and linked via a bridge from the Trafford Centre.

Featured Image – Louise Woodward

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