It’s official, the countdown to Christmas is on. I don’t care if its too early, but this week marks the opening of two of the most Christmassy experiences which I am so excited about. The first experience is the opening of the Manchester Christmas Markets, but I will go into more detail about that on a later date. The second is the Selfridges Ice Rink at the Trafford Centre. As Selfridges is the home of luxury, the ice rink is one of the most luxurious experiences in the country.
If you are a lover of Selfridges and have visited the stores lately, you will have seen that they have gone all out with the beautiful decorations depicting the theme for this year ‘Storytelling’. From the Enchanted Spells calendar, to the rich forest greens and sparkling golds, Christmas at Selfridges is bringing the enchantment of magic and fairytales to life.
The bespoke covered Selfridges Ice Rink at the Trafford Centre holds up to 120 skaters, guaranteeing a great skate whatever the weather. Food and drink concessions will be available throughout the time the rink is open too. The rink is open from today until the 4th January so you have plenty of time to pop down and skate away. Whether you are a beginner or Torvill and Dean, there will be Ice Marshalls on hand to help out or help you brush up on your skills. I couldn’t imagine a more Festive day.
Ticket prices are as follows:
(Monday to Friday, 4–10pm; Saturday, 11–9pm; all day Sunday)
Children (3-12yrs) £7.50
Off Peak Tickets:
(Monday to Friday, 12–4pm; Saturday, 9–11am)
Skate Aid: £2.99
If you book tickets online there is no booking fee and there are also special deals for schools, colleges and groups. Call 0161 629 1306 for more information.
What is your favourite Festive experience? Let me know in the comments below.