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Tinseltown Fun Fair, Trafford Centre, 2023

Trafford centre with snow and sign saying Tinsel Town
Start Date: 17 Nov 2023
End Date: 1 Jan 2023
Venue: Trafford Centre

Enjoy a fun Christmas event complete with fun fair rides, an ice rink, an ice skating show, festive food and more at the Trafford Centre Tinseltown 2023. 

Tinseltown is back at The Trafford Centre this Christmas and will offer lots of Festive fun for the whole family.

Here’s what you need to know:

Read >>> What’s On The Christmas in Manchester 

Discover >>> What’s On New Year’s Eve For Kids and Families in Manchester 

What Fun Fair Rides will be available at The Trafford Centre Tinseltown? 

Trafford Centre Fun Fair Christmas

The Trafford Centre’s iconic funfair will be returning to Tinseltown with a host of fairground rides.

Enjoy fantastic rides for the whole family. Adrenaline seekers can soar the skies with the Snow Jets to the thrilling Starflyer and Don Sapo Jumping Frogs ride. 

Plus, a brand new fairground attraction for 2023 is VOID, which promises an unparalleled experience for thrill-seekers.

There will also be lots of options for families and little riders.

  • Snow Jet
  • Rock Rage
  • Star Flyer
  • Sizzler 
  • Jumbo Circus Fun House
  • Tinsel Towers Ghost Train
  • Caterpillar Ride
  • Heroes 
  • Don Sapo Jumping Frogs
  • Racing Cars
  • Balloons
  • Mini Chairs
  • Flying Elephants 
  • Teacups 
  • Bumper cars 
  • Void 
  • Bungee Trampoline

There will also be side shows including hook a duck and roll a ball horse racing.

Plus the festival Big Wheel will be returning, sitting at 55 meters high will be offering amazing views of Tinseltown

Ice Rink At Trafford Centre Tinseltown 

Trafford Centre Ice Rink Tinsel Town
Credit The Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre Ice Rink is back. 

You can enjoy 25m x 20m covered rink perfect for getting in the festive spirit with a fun ice skate session. 

Glide away under a sky full of twinkling lights whilst festive music transports skaters to a whimsical, festive haven.

Non-skaters will be able to enjoy a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine from the centre’s festive bar complete with a towering Christmas tree.

Discover more details and how to book the Trafford Centre Ice Rink here.

The Grotto Santa Visits at Trafford Centre

The Grotto Santa The Trafford Centre
Credit The Grotto

No Christmas event would be complete without a visit to see Santa. 

This year Trafford Centre will be bringing The Grotto a magical land of wonder and enchantment where dreams do come true.

Assisted by Santa’s Elves, families will embark on an adventure through the Candy Cane Land and Enchanted Forest in search of Santa’s Merry Mailroom, before delivering their very own letter to Santa in his cosy cabin.

Read More >>> Santa at the Trafford Centre 

Gandeys Ice Skating Show Snow Storm 3 – The Northern Lights

Gandeys Snow Storm show trafford centre ice skaters

Enjoy a festive Ice Skating Show at Gandey’s brand-new Snow Storm for 2023. 

Discover an all-new Christmas production on real ice! 

You can expect a lineup of international ice-skaters, aerial artists, and a fantastic circus lineup to transport you to the magical Ice Kingdom all under the heated theatre big top 

Plus there will be state-of-the-art special effects and special appearances from the much-loved ice bears and the main man himself – Santa Claus.  

Read More >>> Gandey’s Snow Storm Show

Festive Food at Trafford Centre Tinseltown

Trafford Centre Funfair Tinsel Town Food
Credit Trafford Centre

Tinseltown will also be offering a whole host of festive food and drink for 2023 in the Christmas Village which will include

  • Hot chocolate
  • Mulled wine
  • German Bratwurst,
  • Roast dinner wraps,
  • Donuts,
  • Crepes,
  • Waffles 
  • Chocolate Fountain 

When Will Tinseltown And The Fun Fair Be Open At The Trafford Centre?

Christmas at Trafford Centre Tinsel Town

The Christmas Tinseltown event will run from 17th November to 1st January 2024.

Tinseltown and the funfair will open at the following times: 

  • Monday – Friday 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm 
  • Saturdays and Sundays – 12.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Monday 18th December to Monday 1st January  – 12.00 am – 9.00 pm with exceptions
  • Christmas Eve – 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  • Christmas Day – closed
  • Boxing Day – 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  • New Year’s Day – 12.00 pm – 7.00 pm
  • New Year’s Day – 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Last entry for the funfair is 2 hours before closing. 

Trafford Centre Ferris Wheel Opening Times

The Trafford Centre Ferris Wheel will be open from 21st October 2023 to 7th January 2024 and will be open at the following times: 

  • Monday – Friday 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
  • Saturdays – 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Sunday – 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Christmas Eve – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Christmas Day – closed
  • Boxing Day – 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
  • New Year’s Day – 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Where is Tinseltown and Fun Fair at Trafford Located? 

Tinsel Town Trafford Centre Fun Fair
Credit The Trafford Centre

Tinseltown fun fair will be located outside the Great Hall at Trafford Centre. 

How Much Does Entry to The Tinsel Town at Trafford Centre Cost? 

Trafford Centre TinselTown How much
Credit The Trafford Centre

Entrance to Trafford Centre’s Tinseltown is free. Entry will be on a first-come basis. 

However, access to the fairground will require entry tickets which Cost £2.24 including a booking fee. 

Ride tokens are available separately and can be booked with an online offer of 25 ride tokens for the price of £20 which costs £20.00 plus a £2.00 booking fee.  Rides will cost between 2 to 5 tokens. 

For more information and to book tickets to Tinsel Town see here.

Read More >>> What’s On New Year’s Eve For Kids and Families in Manchester 

Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: The Trafford Centre Manchester M17 8AA

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