Manchester really comes to life during the holiday season, so a December visit may be exactly what tourists are looking for. The weather is crisp and cold but not enough so that visitors cannot enjoy spending time outdoors.
The average temperature is 40.2°F (4.55°C) with an average low temperature of 39°F (4°C) at night and an average high temperature of 46°F (8°C) during the day.
There is an average of 3.8" (96 mm) of precipitation. There is an average of 13.4 days of precipitation during December, although it is not likely that any of it will be in the form of snow.
The days are the shortest of the year in December. There is an average of 42.8 hours of sunlight during December.
Tourists can celebrate in a non-traditional way at the Warehouse Project. This underground club is set up from September to New Year's Day. There are dance parties with a different DJ every night of the week.
Also, the Manchester Christmas Market will be open for unlimited shopping right until the end of the month.
The various theatres, opera houses and galleries in the area often have temporary exhibits and shows pertaining to the holiday season.
No matter what time of year, though, tourists can attend a wide variety of performances at venues such as the Royal Exchange Theatre, which was the former location of the city's historic cotton exchange.
The city's museums are open all year as well and provide a multifaceted look at the city's past.