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Magical Christmas Time

Manchester's ultimate Christmas party venue for exclusive private or shared Christmas party nights in 2017

Something magical is about to happen – are you ready?

Christmas is a time for festivity and merry making so get ready to sparkle, as you celebrate in style at Emirates Old Trafford.

Make Christmas 2017 a season to remember as you dance the night away in the sumptuous surroundings of our award winning venues; The Point and The Pavilion, where you, your colleagues and friends will be transported to an enchanted place, enjoying the delights of our Christmas Extravaganza.

Emirates Old Trafford will wave its magic wand and transform into a winter wonderland for the party season, creating festive parties that shine with a range of food and drinks packages to suit all tastes and requirements.

New for 2017

Why not create the perfect magical end to your evening and treat yourself to an overnight stay in our brand new four star Hilton Garden Inn hotel?

Guests enjoying one of Emirates Old Trafford’s sparkling Christmas parties will now be able to spend the night in style and comfort in one of our stunning 150 bedrooms and enjoy the wonderful facilities on offer.

To download our 2017 Christmas brochure please complete the details below.

Magical Christmas Time Brochure

Alternatively to secure your preferred date, please use the contact form below and we will be in touch shortly.

  • Exclusive Private Parties

    Don’t get your tinsel in a twist. Let us put the sparkle into your event, as our special team of ‘Little Helpers’ take the reins to organise your perfect Christmas party.

    Whether you are seeking a party with an intimate feel for 20 or something on a grander more spectacular scale for up to 1,000 guests, our experienced and dedicated Events Team is on hand to guide you through every stage of the process to banish any organisational headaches, leaving you free to focus on more important matters… and if you’re making your list, we’re checking it twice!


    • A glass of fizz on arrival
    • Wild mushroom soup, chestnut crème fraîche, mulled spiced croutes (V)
    • Oven roasted turkey breast wrapped in pancetta, herb stuffing, thyme infused fondant potato and honey glazed winter roots
      Ravioli of grilled vegetables, rich Italian tomato sauce, parmesan, fresh basil and rocket salad (V)
    • Butterscotch toffee pudding, Bailey’s custard
    • Coffee and shortbread

    From £35pp (inc VAT)

    To book an exclusive private party please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 or email



  • A Christmas Extravaganza - Shared Party Nights

    Christmas is a magical time and here at Emirates Old Trafford,magical experiences are our speciality!

    A stunning and versatile space, The Point is the perfect venue for a scintillating and vibrant Christmas party, which you will share alongside other party-goers in a sparkling pre-Christmas spectacular.

    During the evening our magical wonderland will be filled with Christmas cheer as you enjoy the festive fairground game: Roller Ball Reindeer, the fun and laughter of our enchanted selfie mirror, all the while enjoying the ambiance of a live acoustic performance in the mezzanine bar. Under The Covers will perform an exciting 90 minute set with hits from the 60s through to today’s charts, and resident DJ, Paul Atkinson will also be on hand to get you on the dance floor, playing music into the early hours.

    The package includes:

    • A glass of ice cold fizz
    • Live acoustic set in the mezzanine bar during the drinks reception
    • Three-course meal (to view our Extravagant Menu download our brochure above)
    • Coffee and late night cheese and biscuits served in the mezzanine bar
    • Entertainment – six piece band; Under The Covers, and resident DJ, Paul Atkinson
    • Christmas party novelties

    Available dates

    • Saturday 2 / Friday 8 December - £56pp inc VAT
    • Friday 15 / Saturday 16 December - £58pp inc VAT

    To book this Christmas Extravaganza please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 or email


  • Entertainment with Under The Covers

    International function band; Under The Covers, are set to return to Emirates Old Trafford, adding to this season’s Christmas Extravaganza.

    Managed by UTC Events and suitable for any function where dancing is on the agenda, the band promises to deliver a performance that is professional, fresh, energetic and youthful, and most importantly, totally unique.

    With six incredible musicians, performing songs from the 60s to the present day, this sensational show will mean your cutting edge Christmas party is truly one to remember.

    Whether it be the latest chart-topping hit in their set list, or the most up-to-date bit of equipment that makes the show even more spectacular for their audience, Under The Covers will always go the extra mile to make sure your party is the talk of the season.

    Their set lists are innovative, unique and designed to impress. They pride themselves on delivering music that is fun, fresh and full of energy which is designed and delivered exclusively for your Christmas party at The Point.

    Also on the 15th and 16th of December UTC Events will be incorporating a seventh musician in the form of a sensational Saxophonist to add to the already unique line-up.

  • Work's Finished for Christmas Party Night

    Still believe in the magic of Christmas? Let yourself be enchanted at Emirates Old Trafford.

    After its successful first year in 2016, we welcome back our Work's Finished for Christmas Party Night with one of Manchester’s most loved radio DJs Darren Proctor set to return. Darren will be entertaining guests on the evening with his renowned ‘Proctors Pop Quiz’ from his superb Key103 show.

    Our biggest party of the season is sure to get your festivities off to a memorable start. It’s the last working day before Christmas, so let your hair down, put your party shoes on and get ready for a fabulously festive interactive night guaranteed to be filled with fun, laughter, spectacular food and dazzling entertainment!

    The package includes:

    • A sensational three-course dinner
    • Key103 DJ Darren Proctor
    • Christmas party novelties
    • Selfie mirror and props


    • Wild mushroom soup, chestnut crème fraiche, mulled spiced croutes (V)
    • Oven roasted turkey breast wrapped in pancetta, herb stuffing, thyme infused fondant potato, and honeyglazed winter roots and redcurrant gravy or
    • Ravioli of grilled vegetables, rich Italian tomato sauce, parmesan, fresh basil and rocket salad (V)
    • White chocolate and raspberry brûlée cheesecake, cranachen cream, winter berries
    • Coffee and shortbread

    Available dates

    Friday 22nd December - £32pp inc VAT

    To book this Christmas Extravaganza please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 or email


  • Drinks Packages

    Treat yourself and avoid the queue at the bar by pre-ordering one of our tempting drinks packages.

    Night Starter drinks package
    This package includes two bottles of house red wine, two bottles of house white wine, two bottles of still mineral water and one bottle of sparkling mineral water.
    £77 per table

    Unlimited drinks wristband - package one*
    This entitles you to unlimited beer, house wine by the glass (175ml) and soft drinks for the entire evening.
    £41 per person

    Unlimited drinks wristband - package two*
    This entitles you to unlimited beer, house wine by the glass (175ml), single house spirits and mixer and soft drinks for the entire evening.
    £45 per person

    Spirits drinks package
    This package includes a 70cl bottle of either Smirnoff vodka, Bacardi, Jack Daniels or Captain Morgan rum, accompanied by two jugs of Coke, Diet Coke or lemonade
    Lemons/limes and ice delivered to the table with 10 glasses.
    £82 per table
    Upgrade to Grey Goose Vodka - £112.50

    Bucket of bottled beer
    A selection of 10 cold beers, choose from Heineken, Birra Moretti, Kronenburg or a mixed bucket.
    £42.50 per bucket

    Bucket of fruit cider
    A selection of 10 popular fruit ciders.
    £44.50 per bucket

    Mixed beer and cider bucket
    A selection of five cold beers and five fruit ciders.
    £42.50 per bucket

    Drinks voucher
    Treat your guests to a drink on you! Simply exchange each voucher at the bar for either a pint of lager / bitter, bottle of beer, glass of 175ml house wine or single house spirit and mixer.
    £5.00 per voucher

    An enviable selection of fantastic quality fine wines to suit all budgets and palates will be available to order as part of your package. To request our wine list please contact your Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020.

    *Please note that wristbands must be purchased for every member of your group and only one type of wristband can be purchased for your entire group.

  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel


    The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford is a brand new four star hotel at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club and offers ideal accommodation for business and leisure in Manchester and the surrounding areas.

    A fabulous stay in the new hotel provides the perfect magical end to your Christmas party, as you enjoy the style and comfort of one of the 150 modern and spacious bedrooms.

    Some key features:

    • 150 bedrooms, 80 of which are pitch-facing rooms with balconies
    • Residents gym
    • Restaurant on-site
    • On-site coffee shop
    • Hospitality boxes on match days
    • On-site car parking
    • Business centre
    • Guest laundry

    Guests enjoying one of Emirates Old Trafford’s sparkling Christmas parties will now be able to spend the night in the fantastic hotel and enjoy the wonderful facilities on offer.

    How to book

    To book hotel accommodation for your Christmas party night please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020.

  • FAQs

    Organising your office Christmas party can be stressful, but not with Emirates Old Trafford.

    We’ve compiled a list below of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you plan a night to remember.

    Should you have further queries please don’t hesitate to contact your Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020.

    What is the minimum booking?
    There is no minimum booking and no restrictions to the number of people that you bring. Groups of seven or less are not guaranteed a private table and you may have to share.

    How many do the tables seat?
    Our round tables seat ten guests per table. Groups of eight or more are guaranteed a private table and if you are part of a larger group, your tables will be directly next to each other. We have a limited number of tables for 12 that are available on a request basis. Groups less than eight may have to share but we do endeavour to
    give everyone a private table where possible.

    Can we add people onto our booking?
    You can add people on to your party up to three clear working days prior, providing that we have availability. We ask that you call to speak to the Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 first to check availability.

    Do you have car parking on-site?
    Yes, we have over 500 car parking spaces available on-site for anyone attending one of our Christmas party nights. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cars left overnight are at the owners risk. Emirates Old Trafford takes no responsibility for any loss, damage, theft or vandalism to or from any vehicle parked on our car park.

    Is there a dress code?
    It’s Christmas and a great excuse to get all glammed up and feel extra special. Ladies and gents, dress to impress. Gowns and black tie will be welcomed but not compulsory. We do not allow trainers, sportswear or baseball caps. Anyone arriving to the Christmas party wearing any of the non-permitted items may be refused entry by our security team.

    What time does the party start?
    The drinks reception and cash bar will be open from 7pm, we will call all guests for dinner at 7:45pm and the party will conclude at 12:30pm or 1am.

    Do you send out tickets?
    No, on arrival you will be welcomed by our Emirates Old Trafford hostesses who check you in and direct you to the arrival bar area.

    Is there a cloakroom?
    Yes, we provide a cloakroom service free of charge which is open until 1am.

    Can I pre-order my drinks?
    We would encourage you to pre-order the drinks for your group prior to your arrival and our waiters will ensure that your order is on the table(s) when you arrive. Speak to our waiters on the night should you need a top-up. Any drinks that are pre-ordered must be pre-paid for.

    Can I set up a bar account on the night?
    Yes. The bar staff will need to take a swipe of a credit or debit card as well as your contact details to set the account up, you will then be issued with a bar account card that you will have to show at the bar each time you order drinks. You can request as many account cards as you wish under one bar account and the account will need to be settled on the night. If you accidentally leave without settling up, we will automatically take payment from the card provided at the start of the evening.

    How can I pay for my party?
    We accept payment by cash, credit/debit card, BACS or one single cheque. Unfortunately we cannot accept multiple cheques for one group. Please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 to arrange your payment.

    I have a special diet/food allergy, do I need to tell you?
    Yes, please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 and they will be happy to help.

    I need an invoice to make payment
    Not a problem, simply let our Christmas Co-ordinator know at the time of booking and this will be processed by our accounts department. Unfortunately invoices cannot be raised after payment has been made or once the party has taken place. For any payments received we will issue you with a VAT receipt to the address given at the time of booking.

    A member of my party can no longer come, can I get a refund?
    Unfortunately all deposits and payments made are non-refundable and non-transferable. It’s advisable to try and refill the place if possible. We cannot transfer any money across to wine/drinks.

    Can you recommend a local taxi company?
    We recommend that you pre-order your taxi home to avoid disappointment during the busy Christmas period. Please ask your taxi to arrive no later than 1:30am. Local taxi companies include:

    • Goodwins & Olympic - 0161 881 1011

    Do you have any accommodation on-site?
    Yes! Our brand new on-site four star Hilton Garden Inn Hotel opens in summer 2017, and has 150 stunning bedrooms. The hotel offers the ultimate end to your Christmas party, with 85 rooms overlooking the world famous cricket pitch.

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