Thousands of people braved the cold and flocked to Manchester’s inaugural Christmas Parade.

The event saw more than 200 participants take to the streets and weave their way through a city centre filled with the sights, sounds and sparkle of Christmas. Led by the big red man himself – Santa Claus – and a festive version of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall Clock, the parade was stuffed full of favourite festive things.  

Created by outdoor arts specialists Walk the Plank, the company made sure it was Jingle Bells all the way with live music, moves, and sounds, including the Bloco Band playing Santa’s favourite Christmas songs to get everyone in the festive mood.
Main image courtesy of Manchester City Council