Santa's on the sesh - and he's giving away £10,000 in prizes

It might be the eggnog talking, but these prizes are crazy

By Manchester's Finest | 12 December 2023

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‘Tis the season of giving, so in that very spirit, Manchester’s Finest’s very own Santa (OK, it’s Matt White) has crammed a sack full of spectacular gifts and is heading out on the sesh to dish them out.

Yes, Father Christmas is going on a Christmas all-dayer around Manchester, where he’ll be giving away more than £10,000 worth of prizes for this Thursday (14 December, from 10am).

We’re talking:

Huge tabs at bars across town, free meals for you and your mates at some of the city’s best restaurants, free theatre tickets, free Sunday roasts, free art prints, pizza workshops, bottomless brunches… even a year’s free membership to one of town’s top co-workspaces.

Sandwich legends Fat Pat’s are even giving a £100 worth of sandwiches and then donating a grand to a charity of your choice.

And that’s just a fraction of the prizes on offer.

All you’ve got to do is find him.

Santa will be appearing at various locations across Manchester and then going live on Finest’s Instagram, Facebook and TikTok platforms – if you can work out where he is, drop everything and head straight down there for a rummage through his sack (he won’t mind).

Make sure you’ve got your notifications turned on to find out where we are – better still, if you’re a Manchester’s Finest subscriber (a cost of just 99p a month for a host of incredible offers and perks around the city), you’ll get clues about where to find him before anyone else.

So – get ready. This is not a drill. Watch out for Santa On The Sesh this Thursday, and win something amazing for Christmas.

Here’s a full list of all the prizes we’ll be giving away on the day…

  • 256 – £100 Voucher
  • 19 Cafe Bar – Brunch for two
  • 1UP – £100 bar tab, free pinball and free use of the consoles
  • 63 Degrees – Three prizes of a £50 voucher
  • A Tavola – £100 voucher and panettone
  • BAB – Dinner for four
  • Bundobust – Four tickets to the NYE Bottomless Brunch at Bundobust Piccadilly
  • Buzzrocks – £50 voucher
  • Cafe San Juan – £50 voucher
  • Cap Coffee – £15 voucher
  • Ciaooo – Meal for four with starters, mains and a bottle of prosecco
  • Cibus – £100 voucher
  • Coal & Cotton – a bottle of Boothstown Orange Blossom Gin or a £100 voucher
  • Codi’s Kitchen – £100 voucher
  • Companio – Companio X Chilli’s reusable mug
  • Contact Theatre – Four tickets to Cinderella
  • Corbieres – £50 bar voucher
  • Desert Island Dumplings – Desert Island Dumplings Come Together Combo Box plus four drinks
  • Diecast – £200 bar tab
  • DNA VR – One hour VR Arcade Voucher at DNA VR (Monday-Thursday)
  • Edinburgh Castle  – Meal for two from the pub menu
  • El Rincon De Rafa – Meal for four
  • Elnecot – £100 voucher
  • Fat Pat’s – £100 voucher and £1000 donated to a charity of your choice
  • Firefly – OPA bottomless brunch for four
  • Frank’s Burgers – £30 voucher
  • Gasworks  – Free darts for up to 10 people and a £60 bar tab
  • Great Kathmandu – Meal for to up to £50
  • Grubfellas – Six meals
  • Hampton & Vouis – Brunch and a drink for four people
  • Honest Crust – Pizza, salad and dips for two people
  • Honest Crust – Pizza Workshop for two at @thedepotmacc
  • I Knead Pizza – £100 voucher
  • Jardim Rodizio – Meal for four at Jardim Altrincham’s bottomless brunch
  • Loaf – Birthday Loaf Cake + Box of 12 Birthday Mini’s
  • Lock 91 – Various prizes including a £50 bar tab, salsa lessons for two and gig tickets
  • Manchester Pasta Co – Table for two at Manchester Pasta Co.
  • Mekong Cat – £100 voucher
  • Moose Coffee  – £50 voucher
  • My Greek Street Food – £100 voucher
  • Noodle Alley –  Two prizes of a meal for two at Noodle Alley
  • Northern Soul Grilled Cheese – Any grilled cheese, four pairs of limited edition Northern Soul socks and beers for you and four mates
  • NQ64 – £100 voucher
  • Ohayo Tea – Two prizes of a goodie bag containing a reusable shiba tumbler, reusable metal straw and four free drinks vouchers
  • On The Hush – Two prizes of two membership cards
  • Pen and Pencil – £100 voucher
  • Platzki – £30 voucher
  • Playfoots – Free Korean fried chicken bagels for a year
  • Rack – A meal for four people
  • Rustik – £100 voucher
  • Smoak Coffee – Four meals and coffees
  • Smolensky Gallery – Various limited edition print prizes, from artists including David Shrigley, Luke Saxon and Peter Davis
  • Sureshot – Five prizes of a £20 bar tab at the Sureshot Taproom
  • T&T Craft Studio – A voucher for a standard-sized tufting course experience
  • The Allotment  – £100 voucher
  • The Burbs – £100 voucher
  • The Dockyard Media City  – £100 voucher
  • The Drop – £50 voucher
  • The Drop – £100 voucher
  • Tortuga – Two course meal for two
  • Tre Ciccio  – £50 voucher
  • Una Mas – Margarita masterclass for two, with bar snacks
  • Use.Space – Year’s co-work space membership for 2024
  • Zouk – A Sunday roast platter for four, with drinks and dessert