Ding Dong Merrily on 'Hire'...

Christmas is coming - are you ready?

Dust down your party gear, polish those baubles and get prepared.

You have presents to buy, turkeys to stuff and relatives to be nice to - so on top of all that Christmas can be even more stressful when you have a last minute party to plan.

Don't go through the pain of tearing your hair out - you have come to the right place. Manchester is a city renowned for its quirky buildings and events and offers a delicious platter of choices for you to savour so let's embrace it!

1. Salford Museum and Art Gallery

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You will feel like you have stepped into the British classic of the Christmas Carol as you walk down the Victorian cobbles of the Salford Museum (But don't worry Mr Scrooge wont be here to burst your Christmas 'bauble')

Walk around these streets to see which ghosts of Christmas past you'll come across before heading upstairs for your Christmas feast.

Like the Christmas classic, it will bring you light, joy, warmth and life.

2. Gorton Monastery

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You can quite literally deck the halls with boughs of holly - fa la la la la la la la la!

What better way for you and your guests to enjoy your 'O holy night' than by immersing yourself in Gorton's biblical beauty.

3. Imperial War Museum

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Santa Claus is definitely coming to town at the Imperial War Museum. Whether you want to create a snowy scene in the north (pole) or your very own Santa's grotto - this 360° Big Picture Show can transform the museum into any festive backdrop.

Get creative and bring this Christmas to life with your own innovative ideas.

4. Chetham's School of Music and Chetham's Library

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God rest ye merry gentlemen - sit back and enjoy one of the last suppers of 2014 at Chetham's Library, one of Manchester's hidden festive gems. Indulge in a the succulent turkey and trimmings, mouth-watering desserts and the finest of wines in the grandeur of this splendid venue.

5. Whitworth Hall

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Manchester has its very own Hogwarts style Great Hall. So ring the Hogwarts bell and cast a Christmas spell over Whitworth Hall - this enchanted building truly is magical!

And, with Christmas being organised earlier and earlier each year, it's never too late to get organised for 2015...

To enquire about one of these venues, or any other, get in touch at Hirespace.com.