New Century kicks off Christmas with 24 carat gold bao dogs, sprout pizzas and festive cocktails

Christmas has finally landed at pioneering Manchester music venue, New Century transforming it into a winter wonderland.

By Emma Davidson | December 13th '22

New Century has officially declared its first Christmas and the beautiful kitchen space has been transformed with new food specials, Christmas cocktails and a stellar line up of acts for guests to enjoy this festive season.

An exclusive new Alpine-themed Christmas cabin has been unveiled, bedecked throughout with beautiful festive fabrics, decorations and candles. The cabin is available for parties to book exclusively for up to 18 guests. 

Hungry festive revellers can get their hands on BaoBros’ incredible Christmas Brisket Bao Dog, dressed in 24 carat gold as well as gochujang braised beef brisket, mulled wine mayo and wild rocket gel. 

Other independent street food specials include Tallow’s Turkey Butty. The ultimate Christmas sarnie is made with turkey, sausage stuffing, cranberry and red cabbage relish, sage and onion mayo and sprout crisps on a focaccia roll. 

Pizza experts Wild by Ply are bringing two festive specials to their Neapolitan pizzas, Ply Hard with pancetta, spicy sausage, brussel sprouts, sage, parmesan, tomato and fior di latte mozzarella and It’s a Wonderful Slice with Brussel Sprouts, Sage, Parmesan, Chilli Oil, Tomato, Fior di Latte Mozzarella. 

Banh Vi have created their own spin on a festive sandwich. The Chrimbo Katsu Banh Mi is a baguette packed with Pork Katsu, spiced apple sauce, proper stuffing, and herb mayo with pho gravy for dunking.

All of this can be paired with New Century’s special Christmas drinks menu. The team have exclusively designed a Christmas cocktail menu which includes seasonal concoctions like the Bad Santa with Martell, Disaranno, bitters, demerara sugar and cherry syrup, the sparkly Love Actually with cranberry, lemon, Apérol, Chambord and Prosecco and The Snowman with mince meat brandy, Licor 43, Cointreau, cream and milk. 

Plus there’s all the Christmas classics like mulled wine, hot buttered rum and Irish coffee. Throughout the day, there’ll be gingerbread lattes, as well as mint and orange hot chocolates on offer. Guests can add a boozy twist to these to create rum hot chocolates or even a Baileys latte. 

Alongside the downstairs action, the upstairs hall is jam packed with acts to get you in the festive groove. Legendary Australian tribute masters  Björn Again will be performing ABBA’s Greatest Hits for the perfect Christmas party on Thursday 15th December. Tickets are available here.

Miles Kane is kicking off Mad Friday weekend with his Rock N Roll Crimbo on Friday 16th December. Tickets are available here.

And Shantay you Sleigh are bringing their Drag Christmas Extravaganza to the New Century stage on Saturday 17th December with tickets available on here

Many more acts are also yet to be announced throughout December.