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Drive-In to the magical world of Christmas City

It’s that time of year again – the snow-capped delight of Christmas City is back and coming to a Drive-In Cinema near you. Christmas City 2021 is serving up a sleigh full of festive delights and casting Santa’s magic over Trafford’s iconic Soccer Dome this Christmas season.

We are mesmerizing visitors with a merry and bright experience complete with real life Santa’s elves, interactive seasonal experiences, your favourite classic Christmas movies and much more. Christmas City is an immersive event that will enchant and warm the hearts of all who enter for a Christmas like no other.

  • iconImmersive Exeprience with Santa and Elves
  • iconChristmas Movie Classics
  • iconDrive-Thru Mail Room
  • iconCandy Cane Forest
  • iconFestive Scenes
  • iconFestive Food
  • iconChristmas Karaoke
  • iconLaser Show
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What list are you on this year?

Choose your list!

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Full Schedule

Week 1 - Wednesday 25th November - Sunday 28th November
The Holiday

The Holiday

Fri 26th November, 20:00
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Home Alone

Home Alone

Sat 27th November, 14:00
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The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Sat 27th November, 17:00
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The Night before

The Night before

Sat 27th November, 20:00
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Elf

Elf

Sun 28th November, 14:00
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The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

Sun 28th November, 17:00
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Bad Santa

Bad Santa

Sun 28th November, 20:00
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Week 2 - Wednesday 1st December - Sunday 5th December
Love Actually

Love Actually

Wed 1st December, 20:00
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The Holiday

The Holiday

Thu 2nd December, 20:00
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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

Fri 3rd December, 20:00
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Elf

Elf

Sat 4th December, 14:00
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The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

Sat 4th December, 17:00
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Die Hard

Die Hard

Sat 4th December, 20:00
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How the grinch stole Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas

Sun 5th December, 14:00
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Home Alone

Home Alone

Sun 5th December, 17:00
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Four Christmases

Four Christmases

Sun 5th December, 20:00
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Week 3 - Wednesday 8th December - Sunday 12th December
Bad Santa

Bad Santa

Wed 8th December, 20:00
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Thu 9th December, 20:00
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Christmas with the Coopers

Christmas with the Coopers

Fri 10th December, 20:00
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Abominable

Abominable

Sat 11th December, 14:00
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The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Sat 11th December, 17:00
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Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

Sat 11th December, 20:00
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The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

Sun 12th December, 14:00
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Elf

Elf

Sun 12th December, 17:00
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Home Alone

Home Alone

Sun 12th December, 20:00
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Week 4 - Wednesday 15th December - Sunday 19th December
Scrooged

Scrooged

Wed 15th December, 20:00
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Gremlins

Gremlins

Thu 16th December, 20:00
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Fri 17th December, 20:00
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Nativity!

Nativity!

Sat 18th December, 14:00
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Elf

Elf

Sat 18th December, 17:00
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Bad Santa 2

Bad Santa 2

Sat 18th December, 20:00
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Abominable

Abominable

Sun 19th December, 14:00
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Home Alone

Home Alone

Sun 19th December, 17:00
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Love Actually

Love Actually

Sun 19th December, 20:00
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Week 5 - Wednesday 22nd December - Sunday 26th December
Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Wed 22nd December, 14:00
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Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Wed 22nd December, 17:00
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The Family Stone

The Family Stone

Wed 22nd December, 20:00
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Home Alone

Home Alone

Thu 23rd December, 14:00
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Nativity 2

Nativity 2

Thu 23rd December, 17:00
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A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

Thu 23rd December, 20:00
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How the grinch stole Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas

Fri 24th December, 11:00
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Elf

Elf

Fri 24th December, 14:00
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Its A Wonderful Life

Its A Wonderful Life

Fri 24th December, 17:00
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The Night before

The Night before

Fri 24th December, 20:00
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Week 6 - Wednesday 29th December - Sunday 2nd January
Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2

Wed 29th December, 20:00
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Just Friends

Just Friends

Thu 30th December, 20:00
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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Fri 31st December, 20:00
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The Nutcracker and the 4 realms

The Nutcracker and the 4 realms

Sat 1st January, 14:00
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Abominable

Abominable

Sat 1st January, 17:00
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Bridget Jones' Diary

Bridget Jones' Diary

Sat 1st January, 20:00
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Home Alone

Home Alone

Sun 2nd January, 14:00
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Elf

Elf

Sun 2nd January, 17:00
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The Holiday

The Holiday

Sun 2nd January, 20:00
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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Christmas with the Coopers

Christmas with the Coopers

Four Christmases

Four Christmases

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Its A Wonderful Life

Its A Wonderful Life

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

The Family Stone

The Family Stone

The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

*We don't accept cancellations due to weather conditions.

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What to expect...

The much-loved drive-in cinema phenomenon that took 2020 by storm in the midst of Coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns returns for Christmas 2021 in a brand new location at the Soccer Dome in Stretford, Manchester.

Christmas City will be taking over the Soccer Dome, Manchester from November to January, delivering entertainment safely to guests in their own car. This is no ordinary drive-in cinema, as Christmas City returns with more yuletide charm than ever. Packed with surprises as well as old favourites guests know and love, visitors are invited to a true winter wonderland which sees live actors and unexpected surprises throughout for a truly heart-warming experience.

You’ll find only the most festive flicks on the Christmas City schedule, including both well-loved classics and newer hits for the whole family to enjoy this autumn and winter. These cosy screen hits will be displayed across one huge screen with Santa’s elves roaming around to further delight our guests. We also have a magic post-box, providing everyone with the opportunity to send a letter to Santa himself. Last but certainly not least, there’s a fully licensed bar and food vendor options available on site.

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Are you on the Nice List?

If you’re on the nice list – well done! There’s a film perfect for kids or families waiting for you as a reward. These movies are screened earlier in the day and picked with family outings in mind, providing a fun day out for those lucky enough to find themselves on Santa’s nice list.

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Or The naughty List?

Not everyone can spend the whole year being nice. If this sounds like you, you’ll probably find yourself on the naughty list, gearing up for a screening of one of our more adult oriented films. These are our 2 later screenings, suitable for adults only, and are likely to feature more festive naughtiness than you can shake a candy cane at. You have been warned!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
£45 per car
What is included in a ‘ticket’?
One £45 ticket will grant one car access to a single film screening, as well as the tunnel and accompanying actors. Please note screenshots of tickets will not be accepted.
How many shows are there per day?
The number of showings per day ranges from 1 to 3, depending on the date – which can be found in our schedule above.
When should I arrive?
We advise arriving at the screenings at least 45mins – 1hour early – this will give you enough time to get comfortable before the movie starts.
What about Coronavirus?
We have a number of safeguarding procedures in place. There will be toilets on-site, all of which will only allow one person in at a time. They will be regularly cleaned. Hand sanitiser will be readily available across the site. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help.
How will we be able to see the show or movie?
1 large 150sqm format screen (the biggest in the UK) will be strategically located to enhance your viewing experience.
Are the shows suitable for kids?
There are a number of family friendly screenings, Most of these films can be found on Saturdays and Sundays.

Age restrictions apply to certain films on the Scare City schedule. Please check film certificates prior to booking.
What is your refund policy?
All tickets for this event are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that Scare City or your screening is cancelled/postponed we can offer a swap to another event within 12 months.
"This event is fantastic. You can clearly see the time, effort and christmas cheer that has been put into it. The staff are amazing, with their extra special touches to make all children feel festive. Highly recommend, we all loved our evening out!"
"Had the best time last night watching Home Alone would definitely recommend anyone to go. Really helped get in the Xmas spirit this year ! The grinch was hilarious and the girl elf was amazing !!!!"
"Fantastic festive experience! We went to see The Holiday last night, all the entertainment puts a smile on your face and makes it feel like it’s actually Christmas! With it being a naughty showing, they were very cheeky, which was amusing. There are food stands with burgers, hot dogs, hot chocolates and crepes too."

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