Festive Fun in Greater Manchester with System One Travel

Ding Dong Merrily on High! Christmas is nearly here!

While some of us are Decking the Halls and Walking in a Winter Wonderland, others are panicking about all of the preparations that need to be done. If Santa thinks he has a tough job racing around to get all the gifts ready, he should try shopping in Greater Manchester for his nearest and dearest, THEN organising a feast fit for a king AND trying to find some time to catch up with family and friends. Right??

Santa doesn’t know how easy he has it with all of the elves and Mrs Claus to lend a hand! Luckily, in Greater Manchester we have System One Travel to provide a bit of assistance. And while we can’t cook your turkey or wrap your gifts, we can get you wherever you need to be to ensure that you have the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! Who needs reindeers when you’ve got the easy, speedy System One Travel network at your service?

Full of Festive Fun

Everywhere is more enjoyable at Christmas when we’re in a merry mood. So at System One Travel we’ve made it our mission to ensure that everyone in Greater Manchester gets a bit of festive fun - whether that’s online with our exclusive Christmas page where you can play our Take a Seat Santa game for a chance to win festive prizes and download our things to do in Manchester map, or face to face with the System One Street Team who will be out and about spreading Christmas cheer and handing out goodies.


See if you can spot the Street Team, and come and say hello at the following locations:

  •  Saturday 9th December: Manchester City Centre – St Peter’s Square and Ice Rink at First Street

  •  Saturday 9th December: Eccles Makers Market

  •  Saturday 16th December: Manchester City Centre – Piccadilly Gardens and St Ann’s Square

  •  Saturday 16th December: Bolton Winter Wonderland

  •  Sunday 17th December: West Didsbury Makers Market

  •  Saturday 23rd December: Stockport Town Centre

Be More Santa!


Of course, Santa is just the frontman when it comes to Christmas gift delivery. He has a whole team of reindeer and elves to help him get from A to B! So why not be like Santa and let someone else take the strain this Christmas? Plan ahead with the Transport for Greater Manchester Journey Planner to help you find the easiest way around Greater Manchester’s bus, tram and train network.


You can buy System One paper or smart tickets in lots of places like on the bus, at PayPoint and TfGM Travelshops – check out the full range and where you can buy and use here! And make sure you have the right travelcard before you ride.

So, if you’re buying socks for your sister in Stockport and chocs for your chum in Chorlton, Amaretto for Aunty Agatha in Atherton and a Noddy DVD for your nephew in New Hey, you won’t have to worry about traffic jams or parking fees. Sit back and enjoy the ride - just like Santa!

Make sure that you check your local Christmas travel information to make sure that, like Santa, you can deliver your gifts on time. With a little help from System One Travel, we can make all those Christmas jobs seem like a joy!

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