Bringing people together this Christmas

This Christmas Mahdlo is looking forward to bringing families from across Oldham together.

Last year we filled Mahdlo members’ December with socially distanced magical hampers, and this year we’re bringing families together to give them a Christmas they’ll never forget.

So what are we doing this year?

4 December 2021: Uppermill Santa Dash

We’re at the Santa Dash Christmas Market on King George V Playing Fields in Uppermill with a ‘shop and drop’ stall. When you’re doing your weekly shop, we’d be really grateful if you could pick up a few extra items to provide a family with a magical Christmas hamper.

5 December 2021: Mahdlo Christmas Fair

Come and see Santa in our magically Mahdlo grotto, enjoy carol singing, craft stalls and a jumble sale, or why not get your face painted or enter the Christmas raffle or tombola?

12 December 2021: Mahdlo Family Dinner

We’re bringing together families from across Oldham for a free, three-course Christmas dinner and a Magical Mahdlo Hamper.

The Magical Mahdlo Hampers will include:

  • Christmas crackers
  • Christmas food items such as hot chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate biscuits, mince pies, cakes, etc.
  • Toys and family board games
  • Hats, gloves and scarves for young people

15 December: Senior Zone Christmas Pyjama Party

It’s our annual Christmas party for our Senior Zone members, aged 13-19. Taking place in our normal Wednesday session from 6.30pm entry is just 50p for members (£1 for PAYG members) and the theme is pyjama party!

16 December: Junior Zone Christmas Pyjama Party

It’s our annual Christmas party for our Junior Zone members, aged 8-12. Taking place in our normal Thursday session from 6.30pm entry is just 50p for members (£1 for PAYG members) and the theme is pyjama party!

20 – 23 December: Holiday Zone

We’re running Holiday Zone this Christmas from Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December. We’ll be open for young people aged 8 to 14, with a wide range of Christmas themed arts and sports activities!

Christmas closures

So that we can plan, train and set up for our Christmas events, as well as giving our team some well deserved time off over Christmas, Mahdlo sessions will not be running on the following dates:

Saturday 20 November – no sessions all day
Saturday 27 November – closed from 4.30pm, no Senior Zone session
Sunday 5 December – Christmas Fair replacing normal sessions
Sunday 12 December – Mahdlo Family Dinner replacing normal sessions
Friday 24 December – no sessions all day
Saturday 25 December – no sessions all day
Sunday 26 December – no sessions all day
Friday 31 December – no sessions all day
Saturday 1 January – no sessions all day
Sunday 2 January – no sessions all day

We’re back open as normal from Monday 3 January!