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Christmas shopping and events

Celebrate Christmas in our town centres with lots of festive fun, shopping and events.

Christmas shopping in the borough of Rochdale

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All Christmas events

Things to do during the school holidays
01 May 2018
There's lots to do during the school holidays, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Link4Life Christmas events
02 December 2019

02 December 2019 - 01 January 2020

Join us for lots of events held at different venues across the borough.

Christmas dinner at Clock Tower Dining Room
02 December 2019
02 December 2019 - 20 December 2019
View our Christmas set menus and private dining experiences at Rochdale Town Hall.
Christmas Card Crafts for kids at Alkrington Library
13 December 2019
Come along to our FREE Christmas Card craft session for children at Alkrington Library.
Christmas craft afternoon at Langley Library
16 December 2019
Get stuck in with some Christmas craft activities, including Christmas cards, decorations and snowflakes.
Jonathan Scott - a Christmas organ concert
18 December 2019
Jonathan Scott presents a special Christmas organ concert in the Victorian splendour of Rochdale Town Hall.
A Royal Christmas Ball
20 December 2019

20 December 2019 - 21 December 2019

You are cordially invited to a royal ball to celebrate the greatest of Christmas traditions in the splendid surroundings of Rochdale Town Hall.

Bands on The Rock
21 December 2019
Come along, grab a coffee and listen to some of our bands whilst you break from the chaos of your Christmas shopping.