Christmas at Deansgate Square, Manchester

Managed Activation, 2022, 2023


Helsby was approached by a leading UK property development company to conceptualise a Christmas installation to promote their new residential space in the centre of Manchester.

The concept we settled on was a micro Christmas market, with cosy tipi lounges, kids’ activity spaces and a series of custom-built food huts.

Returning for 2022, we expanded the installation to include a 300-tree illuminated walkway leading up to a 20ft centrepiece tree. The walkway added extra festivity, and moved residents and visitors to key points around the square.

Full Production Service

Key Info


Winter 2022 | 2023

Venue Type

Full Activation


Over 35000 +

Cosy Christmas Lounge (Big Hat Tipis)

Lighting Installation

Custom Build Service Huts

200x 6ft, 8ft and 20ft Tree Installation

Mini Negroni Tent (6m Tipi)

Dining Furniture

External Lighting

Bar Counters