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Christmas Shouldn't Cost the Earth

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Oxford Road


M1 7ED

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The first market of its kind to appear in the North. Shop a wide range of sustainable brands and enjoy workshops and entertainment.

Welcome to Manchester's First Sustainable Christmas Market!

Popping up for two days only this Christmas to bring you over 25 eco-friendly brands offering excellent gift items for all the family. Enjoy a wide range of stalls, live entertainment, music, mulled wine and delicious hot food.

Meet an eco-friendly yoga brand, purchase Christmas cards and snazzy prints, try on some vintage clothing, explore a selection of jewellery, candles, carvings, tea, cozy sustainable fashion items and popular zero-waste reusables - all excellent for gifting.

Come and find us for:

  • Easy, stress-free sustainable shopping
  • Zero plastic packaging
  • Ethical and fair trade
  • Festive workshops
  • Hot mulled wine and lots of food options
  • Festive entertainment throughout
  • Meet other people curious about how to enjoy a waste-free Christmas

With entertainment starting on Friday evening and running through to the next day and a selection of workshops and talks, there is something for everyone.

Grab a mulled wine and join us indoors for two free-to-attend talks:

  • 1.00 - 1.45 pm - How to Live Sustainably - Christmas edition.
  • 3.00- 3.35 pm - Inspiring Stories from Manchester's Eco Heroes

Plus, if you want to have a go creating, making, sewing, upcycling or fermenting your own sustainable gifts, pick up a ticket to one of these exclusive on-the-day workshops!

Workshops include:

  • 12.30 - 13.30 - Children's Workshop. Children 6+ and adults alike can create their own sustainable tree ornament, perfect for hanging at home or gifting.
  • 14.30 - 16.00 - Festive Wreath Making. Upcycle fabrics into an eye-catching alternative decoration and divert waste from landfill at the same time.
  • 15.00 - 16.00 - DIY Beeswax Food Wraps. Beeswax food wraps are all the rage. Learn to make your own as gifts or to keep in this quick and easy workshop.
  • 16.30 - 18.00 - Learn to ferment! . Walk away with your own kombucha and vegan cashew cheese, the perfect experience for foodies.


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When is it?

Friday 29th of November 17.00 - 21.00 pm and Saturday 30th November 11 am - 19.00 pm.

Where is it?

The trendy Hatch just off Oxford Road, easily accessible from anywhere across the city. Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED

Easy access with trains, trams and buses within a stone's throw. Find us here

Why Christmas - why now?

At Christmas, we produce 30% more waste than at any other time of year! It doesn't have to be this way. Buy less, buy better from brands who genuinely care about the environment. 70% of Brits want to 'go green' this year. We've made it easy to do so!

Follow us on social media for event updates and info @hatch or contact us on for specific questions.

Who is putting this event on?

This is a collaboration between Bruntwood and Zero Waste Goods. The former, a sustainable property company who are leaders in eco commercial space and the former a London-based brand touring the country with Zero Waste Christmas Markets.



Do I have to buy a ticket?

No! It's a free event, but do make sure you register so we know to expect you! You may come and go from the venue as you wish.

Can I bring pets?

Pets are allowed inside the premises. Be sure they're safe and comfortable in crowds.

What about children?

Yes, children are welcome! We have glitter face painting and children's workshops to keep them entertained whilst you do your Christmas shopping.

Where can I get a workshop ticket?

Tickets are available now here - these are run by expert, external facilitators specifically so are costed accordingly. Once they're gone, they're gone! If you can no longer attend your workshop, refunds will be given up until one week before the event.

Shall I print my ticket?

Since we are Zero Waste - just bring your ticket along on your phone via an email confirmation or on the Eventbrite app.


- We are prepared for all weather and you should be too! We will be protected but partially outside, so wrap up warm and join the fun!

- We will have security present and reserve the right to refuse admission and to also kindly remove any individuals displaying inappropriate behaviour, from the premises.

- We will be taking photographs at this event and using these for social media / promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be included, please speak to the photographer or one of our team members.

- The event is suitable for wheelchairs users

- We get extremely busy in the week leading up to the event, so be patient if it takes us a few days to get back to you. For anything urgent, email

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