Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

Trafford Center’s outdoor Christmas attraction, Tinsel Town, is officially open – and home to the UK’s longest toboggan slide.

Tinsel Town is open from now until January 3rd and offers lots of exciting things to do and see.

In addition to the toboggan run, ‘Winter Wonderland of the North’ offers a huge covered ice rink in collaboration with Hits Radio, a spectacular skating show in a heated big top, a big wheel, the world’s largest mobile bungee and over 20 festive rides, street food and Santa Claus himself .

Lancashire Telegraph: Britain's longest toboggan run (Photo: Trafford Center) Britain’s longest toboggan slide (Photo: Trafford Center)

Families will be able to meet Santa Claus in a magically flashing teepee and take part in his elves’ Christmas carol, as well as receive a special gift and have their picture taken with the big man himself.

Afterwards, take a seat in the huge hangar and enjoy seasonal delights from traditional Bavarian huts or independent street food vendors, including Oh My Glaze, Old School Dogs, The Thai Food Van, Epic Pizza, Kingdom of Sweets and Bouji Baker.

Do not miss ‘Snowstorm’, a 90-minute spectacular production live from the heated theater-big top with an international cast of skaters and incredible circus performers on 600 square feet of sparkling real ice.

Zoe Inman, Center Director, said: “Tinsel Town is truly the Nordic region’s own Winter Wonderland; an experience you will not want to miss this Christmas! Combine your visit with late night shopping, festive events in shops like Selfridges and John Lewis, festive music in the malls and, of course, our spectacular Christmas lights. ”

Tinsel Town is located outside the Orient, opposite the entrance to The Great Hall.

Prices and how to book

Lancashire Telegraph: There will be an ice rink at the Trafford Center's Tinsel Town event (Photo: Trafford Center)There will be an ice rink at the Trafford Center’s Tinsel Town event (Photo: Trafford Center)

Visitors do not have to pay regular admission to sit and enjoy food and drinks in the hangar, or if they are on their way to see Santa Claus or watch the SNOWSTORM show. General access is only for the exhibition area.

Tinsel Town Grotte

£ 5 per adult, £ 9 per child (plus booking fees). The child’s ticket includes a gift from Santa Claus.

Tinsel Town Marketplace public access

£ 3.50 (£ 3 if booked in advance).

Amusements run on a token system. Prices vary from 2-5 tokens per. person pr. trip.

Skate at Tinsel Town in collaboration with Hits Radio

  • Adults (16 and over): £ 12 (peak), £ 9.50 (off-peak)
  • Children (aged 3 to 15): £ 9 (peak), £ 7.50 (off-peak)
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £ 35 (peak), £ 30 (off-peak)
  • Hours: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays and all weekdays from 17 December.
  • Hours outside peak hours: Monday-Thursday until 17 December
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult on the ice at all times.

Gandey’s SNOWSTORM Ice Show Spectacular

Tickets start from £ 9.99.

For full details on how to book and opening hours visit

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