Market traders Manchester UK, 14th November, 2014. German Christmas Nutcrackers at the opening Day of Christmas market attracting shoppers from the UK and beyond. Busy festive christmas stalls with gifts, decorations in the city centre.

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The Christmas Markets are located in different spaces around the city, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere: Albert Square | Brazennose Street | St Ann's Square | Exchange Street | New Cathedral Street | The Corn Exchange | Corporation Street The array of over 300 stalls is mind-boggling, with mouthwatering delicacies from all over Europe. The choice is getting bigger and bigger and includes gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, toys and an array of food and drink. Treat yourself to anything from Dutch mini pancakes, to Hungarian goulash to Spanish paella to French profiteroles. Relax with a hot chocolate, German or Spanish beer, or French wine. Soak up the atmosphere of a truly international event with a uniquely Mancunian flavour. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags, and top quality bonsai trees, to Dutch cheeses, French breads, and Spanish chorizo. Perfect for alternative gift ideas.

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