Where to celebrate Christmas in Rochdale

As Slade famously once said, it’s Christmasssssssss. The season is finally upon us in which everything’s a little bit colder and everyone’s just as excitable as their five-year old child – and who can blame them, there’s just one more month to go until an extended holiday! (Oh, and Santa’s coming too).

If you haven’t made any Christmas plans yet, then you’re in luck, because we’re doing them for you. Rochdale and its surrounding boroughs are incredible for really making the most of the festive season, and as such there are lots of events, shindigs and parties that you can attend to really tap into your xmas groove.

So, where to celebrate Christmas in Rochdale – let’s take a look.


The Wardle Christmas Markets

Due to the previous years’ huge success, Wardle Christmas Market is back this month! From Friday 16th November you can revel in some beautiful boutique stalls from businesses that call Rochdale home, and to be honest, they give Manchester’s Christmas Markets a run for their money! The businesses setting up shop include:

  • Craft Cottage
  • Bath Bombs
  • Handmade from the heart
  • Melting Moments Wax Melts
  • Strawberry Laces Boutique
  • And more!

Throughout the night the bar will be open where you can order your favourite festive tipple, it’s free entry and one lucky person will be taking home some divine treats in the raffle too! If nothing else, it’s a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping (if you haven’t already!)


Heywood Christmas Festival 2018

Hosted by Heywood Business Group and Rochdale Borough Council, Heywood Christmas lights switch on will officially be taking place on November 17th – thus bringing the Christmas cheer to the borough!

One for the whole family to enjoy, there will be many family attractions including festive stalls, miniature train rides, a Christmas concert, live music, a fun-fair, beautiful food and drink – with a Christmas twist – as well as children’s entertainment throughout the day.

The afternoon will see the town come together for the lantern parade – a beautiful spectacle of light – which will then be followed by the official Christmas lights switch on and fireworks display – another beautiful spectacle of light! Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses.

Entry is free for all – so wrap up and get ready to fall head first into the Christmas spirit.


The Snow Ball

Looking for something a little bit more glamorous? One for the adults? Well Rochdale has just the do for you. The Mercure’s Snow Ball offers an evening packed with Christmas glitz and glamour. This may well be the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of.

Celebrate in style with an unforgettable evening of decadence, dining and dancing. Seasonal sparkle and dramatic décor, with more than enough fizz and fun for everyone in their newly furbished Hopwood Suite.

Tickets start from £22 and the parties are being held throughout November and December on the following dates:

23rd, 24th and 30th November & 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December.

Contact Norton Grange Hotel & Spa on 01706 630788 to book your place today!


All I want for Christmas is..

Nothing! Who could want for anymore when Rochdale is giving us all of this excitement and choice?

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We hope all of our Rochdale family have a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year!