Trafford Centre launches spectacular Tinsel Town outdoor experience for festive period

Manchester’s Trafford Centre has pulled out all the stops for Christmas with its sensational Tinsel Town experience.

Following the successful Summer Social and SPOOKFEST events, Tinsel Town incorporates an enormous, covered ice rink in partnership with Hits Radio, alongside the UK’s longest toboggan slide, an ice-skating show within Trafford’s ‘Big Top’, a huge Ferris wheel, the world’s largest mobile bungee crane, the world’s longest mobile zip wire ‘Big Red’, as well as fairground rides, street food, and Father Christmas himself in his twinkling tipi.

Underpinned by a winter wonderland of rides and festive fayre, the event features spectacular ice-skating show SNOWSTORM, starring an international cast of ice skaters and circus artistes across a 600 square foot ice rink and produced by Carol and Phillip Gandey.

Beneath a giant covered hangar, delicious independent street food vendors include celebrity-run Oh My Glaze, Old School Dogs, The Thai Food Van, Epic Pizza, World of Sweets and the Bouji Baker, alongside traditional Bavarian huts serving mulled wine and Bratwurst.

Philip Lunn, of asset manager Pradera Lateral, said: “Tinsel Town perfectly complements the extraordinary nature of the Trafford Centre with all the glitz and glamour that is expected at this time of year. We have made a commitment to revive the centre’s experiential reputation and Tinsel Town does not disappoint; it’s a truly family-friendly festive event that will be unique in the North of England with visitors expected from far and wide.”

Zoe Inman, Centre Director, said: “We are thrilled to be getting back to our event-led roots, offering exciting experiences alongside our fabulous retail and F&B brands. Customers will also be able to enjoy late night shopping alongside the Tinsel Town event, making it a compelling destination, day or night. Trafford Centre really will be packed with festive fun.”

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