Award Trophy

Best Drive-in Event finalist at the Event Production Show

Award Trophy
Book Now
BOOK NOW

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 mesmerising 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 Experience with Santa and Elves
  • iconChristmas Movie Classics
  • iconDrive-Thru Mail Room
  • iconCandy Cane Forest
  • iconFestive Scenes
  • iconFestive Food
  • iconChristmas Karaoke
  • iconLaser Show

Available tickets for every movie

Christmas Ticket Icon

Car Tickets

£45.00 plus booking fee

Drive-in to the festive cheer at Christmas City this December. Drive through our magical Christmas scenes, before parking up and enjoying our new & classic Christmas Films from the comfort of your own car.

Premium Ticket Icon

Christmas Pod Tickets

£60.00 plus booking fee

Fancy something more special? Get cosy in our Christmas City Pods. Each pod seats 6 people, and includes heating, speakers, and the best seats in the house! Situated at the front of the park, Pod tickets are perfect for a group of friends to enjoy together this Christmas.

Please note: When you book one of our pods, you can still get the full drive-in experience. Once you’re done, you just park your car in our overflow car park and make your way to the pod.

Our pods are also available to those who do not have a car. You are able to book a pod and walk in at your leisure.

Full Schedule

This event contains flashing images and lights in the drive-through tunnel and Christmas Village walk through. It may cause discomfort and trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Please be mindful of this when purchasing your ticket.

Some of the films we're showing have higher certifications than others. Park N Party reserve the right to refuse admission based on the rating of the film being shown.

Week 2 - Wednesday 1st December - Sunday 5th December
Home Alone

Home Alone

The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

Miracle on 34th street

Miracle on 34th street

How the grinch stole Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas

Sun 5th December, 14:00
Sold out image
Home Alone

Home Alone

Week 3 - Wednesday 8th December - Sunday 12th December
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Christmas with the Coopers

Christmas with the Coopers

Abominable

Abominable

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Sat 11th December, 17:00
Sold out image
Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

Elf

Elf

Sun 12th December, 17:00
Sold out image
Home Alone

Home Alone

Week 4 - Monday 13th December - Sunday 19th December
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Elf

Elf

Miracle on 34th street

Miracle on 34th street

Gremlins

Gremlins

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Nativity!

Nativity!

Elf

Elf

Sat 18th December, 17:00
Sold out image
Bad Santa 2

Bad Santa 2

Abominable

Abominable

Home Alone

Home Alone

Sun 19th December, 17:00
Sold out image
Love Actually

Love Actually

Week 5 - Monday 20th December - Sunday 26th December
Home Alone

Home Alone

A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas

Last Christmas

Last Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Jack Frost

Jack Frost

The Family Stone

The Family Stone

Home Alone

Home Alone

Frozen

Frozen

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

How the grinch stole Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas

Home Alone

Home Alone

Week 6 - Tuesday 28th December - Saturday 1st January
The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Annabelle

Annabelle

The Strangers

The Strangers

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Sold out image
The Polar Express

The Polar Express

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

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.

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.
If I book a pod, will I still get to experience the other drive-in elements of the event?
Yes – our pod users can still get the full drive-in experience. You do not miss out on a thing. Once you’re done, park your car and make your way to your cosy pod.
Am I able to book a pod and walk in?
Yes. We accept walk-ins for our pods, no car necessary.

How can you help us support Mission Christmas this year?

Mission Christmas logo

This year Christmas City is proud to partner with Hits Radio Cash for Kids Mission Christmas which aims to make Christmas Day different for children and young people living in poverty across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

How can you help? The ways you can help are: bring a new and unwrapped gift for a young person aged 0-18 years old and hand it into our Christmas elves. They will make sure it gets to Santa. We will ensure it goes to a child or young person in time for Christmas day.

"This event is fantastic. You can clearly see the time, effort and christmas cheer that has been put into it. The staffare 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."

BOOK YOUR TICKETS, SELLING FAST!

GET TICKETS NOW

STAY NOTIFIED

..on upcoming events, movies and sports