Christmas Event

Singalong screenings of the Greatest Showman at Square Chapel December 18

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Experience the Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible with our Sing-A-Long screenings at Square Chapel Arts Centre.

Saturday December 18th

Matinee screening 2:00pm

Evening Screening 7:45pm

Door time 15 mins prior to screenings.

Tickets from £10 available at – https://squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/

Experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible with our Sing-Along screenings. In our relaxed and inclusive screenings aimed at families you’ll be able to sing away to your hearts content and children will be invited up to dance along. Our maestro will get you ready with a vocal warm before the film and ensure the festivities continue all the way through.

Fancy dress is of course encouraged and there’ll be a prize for the best costume and dancing!

Plus! There’ll be glowsticks given to every child to make the screening extra fun!

Unreserved Seating – Seats are unreserved and you will need to choose your seat as you enter the venue. If you wish to sit together with people you have arrived with, we recommend arriving at doors open time to choose consecutive seats although we do not guarantee this is possible. Ushers may also ask you to move or condense your group to free up seating for other audience members to be seated.

Also at the Square Chapel:

Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, West Yorkshire
www.squarechapel.co.uk

Let’s Grow team returns to Halifax Borough Market for Festive Fun!

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Families can share the joy of laughter, learning and festivities in the magnificent Victorian Halifax Borough Market and surrounding streets this December, as the ‘Let’s Grow’ team return with a Christmas theme.

The Let’s Grow Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Little Christmas Party follows the successful debut of the two-day pop-up allotment event at the market during the October half-term.

On Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 December 2021, Halifax’s stunning market hall will welcome back the charming family of baby fruits and vegetables, their friendly ‘Vegetable Nannies’ and a host of performances, games, crafts, festive tunes, prizes and more.

The free event is brought to the market by Ben Faulks – co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’ – and his wife, Mimi, in partnership with Calderdale Council. It is funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to help high streets and tourist attractions recover from the pandemic and welcome back shoppers and visitors.

At the October Let’s Grow event, the Council launched a two-year community art project and gave people the chance to share ideas for the borough’s Year of Culture in 2024, to coincide with Calderdale’s 50th anniversary and support the economic recovery.

Here are just some of the fun-packed activities taking place:

  • Dance along as the Disco Shed plays funky festive tunes with games, bubbles and cheeky elves a-plenty.
  • Snap a selfie with the Living Lamp Posts and Christmas Travellers, Hodman & Sally.
  • Get creative with reindeer costume making and arts and crafts.
  • Complete the Christmas market treasure trail for a chance to win a family annual pass to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum.
  • Make your own reindeer food to take home and sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve.
  • Get active with the reindeer hoopla game or relax and draw elf portraits in the Christmas Chill Out Zone.

For more information about ‘Let’s Grow’ and the full programme of activities and performances, please visit www.letsgrow.org.uk and www.visitcalderdale.com/the-lets-grow-ho-ho-ho-merry-little-christmas-party

COVID-safety measures are in place for the event, including face coverings for all performers and stewards and the monitoring and restriction of visitor numbers in the festival spaces.

To find out what else is happening in Calderdale this festive season, head to www.visitcalderdale.com and look out for updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #visitcalderdale

Live Nativity at St Paul’s Methodist church December 11th

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[Taken from St Paul’s Methodist Church facebook page]

The LIVE NATIVITY is back!

Please come and join us down in the stable to see the animals from The Christmas Story.

It will be a little bit different this year as there are COVID precautions in place but you can be assured of a warm welcome, a warm drink, a Christmas snack and crafts to make at home for children. Come and join us on Saturday 11th December.

Live Nativity, Saturday 11th December 11am – 4pm at

St Paul’s Methodist Church
Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ
Phone: 01422 839158

 

We’re joining the 12 Days of Christmas Shopping Window Trail!

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Happy Advent month everyone as the countdown to Christmas has officially begun!

This year, Calderdale Lower Valley blog (and Halifax North and East blog) will be doing the 12 days of Christmas Shopping Window trail and we hope you join us! It will be fun and actually… we haven’t found them all, so we need your help!

For the third year in a row, several shop windows in the town centre have had a little festive makeover, thanks to the very talented Jenny Tribillon.

This Shopping Window Trail features 12 Christmas full window paintings of colourful wintery themes and Christmas celebrations.

The blog will embark in this festive treasure hunt, starting December 1st with one picture going live every other day leading to December 24th.

Join us and see if you can spot them all!

Today’s Image:

Can you guess where it is? Have you seen it? Let us know!

Come back tomorrow for a clue!

Christmas with the Men United Group December 8th

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Men United would like to invite you to the group’s Christmas get together on

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021

10AM TO 12PM

 

Come along for a bacon sandwich and a coffee!

Have a conversation on topics such as how Covid has affected you and your family or ways you can get actively involved in your community.

 

Download Flyer here

 

The MEN UNITED group meets every Wednesday THROUGHOUT THE YEAR from 10am to 12noon

Come along to our sessions (First one FREE! Then £3 per session) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men, make new friends, and enjoy group Discussions.

 

Men United

Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR

For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)

email daniel.marham@calderdale.gov.uk

Christmas Events galore at Halifax Minster

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Enjoy Christmas in all its splendour at the Halifax Minster. There are Carol Services, Christmas themed events for all the family to enjoy and all the celebrations associated with this wonderful time of the year for you to enjoy.

Some of the events include:

  • Advent Quiet Day : Saturday 27th November
  • Advent Carol Service : Sunday 28th November 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Christmas Tree Festival 3rd – 6th December

For a full list of Christmas Events (and more!) please click below :

Today At The Minster

The Halifax Minister
Unit 3, Causey Hall, Dispensary Walk, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QR
T: 01422 355436

Christmas is coming at the Piece Hall !!!

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Starting on Friday the 19th of November until the 31st of December there is a Christmas Events Galore at the Piece Hall.

 

The festive events open with the Christmas Makers Market from Friday the 19th  of November until the 28th of November.

And on December the 4th, Father Christmas will make a special appearance, until December the 24th, so be good girls and boys!

Workshops for Christmas arts, Family events and (hopefully!) a Christmas funfair are lined up.

For a current, updated and detailed list of events including prices, visit Christmas at the Piece Hall