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What's On Guide
This Christmas Salford Community Leisure offers many exciting festive events and activities for everyone to enjoy across its two museums, eight leisure centres and 16 libraries. Full details of all this year’s events can be found at www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/christmas

Faux Stained Glass Workshop at Ordsall Hall, 25th November 1-4pm (ages 7+). £12.50 inc booking fee.

Come to the beautiful hall and make a Christmas inspired faux glass panel. Materials provided and full tuition provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Grotto at Ordsall Hall Sunday 9 & Sunday 16 December, 1 – 3.30pm


Come and meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto at Ordsall Hall and receive a gift. £5 per child, booking required.

Monton Voices Choir at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Sunday 2 December, 1.30 – 3.30pm – FREE EVENT


Join the Christmas celebrations with Monton Voices Choir who returns for another year. This free Christmas concert takes place in the unique setting of the gallery. Guests can visit the café for festive treats and keep an eye out for that perfect Christmas present in the shop.

Musical Revolutions at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Wednesday 5 December, 6.30-7.30pm
£4.50, booking required. Professor Stephen Davismoon brings an introduction to the changes that occurred in musical thinking during the first two decades of the 20th century – the years leading up to, during and immediately after WW1.

Christmas Gin Tasting with Gin Meister, Wednesday 5 December, 7.00-9.30pm at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

£30 General Ticket / £39.95 General Ticket + anti-pasti platter. Join guests at a unique location for Gin Meister's Christmas fabulous Gin Tasting evening with 5 artisan gins that epitomise the festive spirit.

Christmas Platters in the SMAG Café, available Monday 3 December to Wednesday 19 December, until 3pm

£9.95 pp without Prosecco / £12.95 pp with Prosecco, booking required, weekdays only. Get into the festive spirit and indulge yourself with our afternoon Prosecco and platters. 20cl of Prosecco and a delicious platter selection of cured meats, chutneys, olives and artisan bread.

Also available with cheese, and a Fentimans soft drink instead of Prosecco.

The Tin Soldier, Thursday 12 December, 6.30-8.30pm at Ordsall Hall
Adult £12 / Child and Concessions £10 / Family Ticket £38, booking required.

Toy soldiers, goblins and ballerinas… all the ingredients for a perfect family show filled with puppetry, multimedia and live music, this is a Christmas story not to be missed. Adapted from the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and performed by Folksy Theatre.

Ghostly Christmas Stories in the Great Chamber, Ordsall Hall, Sunday 2 December, 1.30-3.30pm - FREE
No booking required. Join us in the Great Chamber (said to be one of the most haunted rooms in Ordsall Hall) for an afternoon of family friendly ghost tales.

Arts Centre Christmas Concert – St Philip’s CE Church
Monday 3 December from 6.30pm

£5 for adults and £3 concessions. Under 5s free. Come along to the first MAPAS Christmas Showcase performance to hear what Arts Centre members have been working on this term. Featuring performances by MAPAS Maestros, Percussion, Synth Orchestra, Training Strings, Westwood Band-Its, MAPAS Maestros, Irlam Maestros and the Training Band & Concert Band.

Arts Centre Christmas Concert – St Philip’s CE Church
Wednesday 5 December from 6.30pm. £5 for adults and £3 concessions. Under 5s free. Come along to the first MAPAS Christmas Showcase performance to hear what Arts Centre members have been working on this term. Featuring performances by Salford Youth Brass Band, Guitar Club, Rainbow Rooms Choir, Jazz Collective, Community Choir, Inner City Sound Community Band snd the Saxophone Quartet & Big Band.

Arts Centre Christmas Concert – Moorside High School
Thursday 6 December December from 6.30pm. £5 for adults and £3 concessions. Under 5s free. Come along to the first MAPAS Christmas Showcase performance to hear what Arts Centre members have been working on this term. Featuring performances by Convert Strings, Junior Youth Theatre Company, Senior Youth Theatre Company and Salford Youth Orchestra.

Carol Playing at ASDA Swinton - FREE
Saturday 8 December at 10am and 22nd December at midday. These are free events. Join MAPAS at ASDA in Swinton for some festive music performed by members of the Arts Centre. There will be singers, violins, clarinets and perhaps a tuba or two. Any funds raised will go towards the MAPAS on tour campaign to subsidise the cost of overseas musical tours for our senior musicians. 

Carols & Choirs at Christmas – St Peter’s CE Church - FREE
Monday 11 December at 6.15pm. This is a festive celebration for school choirs, providing the opportunity for primary and secondary school choirs to gather and perform a selection of massed items along with an individual song from each choir. Each year this proves to be a lovely way to end the term by bringing together children from across Salford. 

SAYO SPARKY Christmas Festival – Clarendon Leisure Centre – FREE ENTRY
Saturday 15 December, 12-4pm

Some charges will apply for specific activities, no booking required. Enjoy family time and bring the children along to enjoy the festivities.

Free magic show and party games (1.30-2.30pm), gift stalls, table top sales, Santa’s Grotto, giant inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castle, festive face painting, glitter tattoos, tombola, Christmas arts and crafts, aqua blast pool slide (12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm). Do you sell gifts or have unwanted items? Then why not book a stall for just £5. Please contact Clarendon Leisure Centre on 0161 736 1494 for further information.


A Very Jolly Christmas at Blackleach Country Park
Saturday 8 December, 10am-12pm
£1 per child, no booking required

Follow the jolly Christmas trail around the park, listen to some Christmas stories and decorate a yule log with the ranger.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Festive Crafts Swinton Library, drop in from 10am-11.30am.

£1.50 non members, £1 members. £3 for families. Join us for festive fun crafts.

For full details of all events and more, please visit www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk. You can book online, via Eventbrite, by phone or by calling in to some venues.


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