Overview & description
A festive market showcasing some of the region’s favourite independent food, drink and craft traders will take over our central courtyard for two weekends, while the surrounding resident shopping and dining offer provides the perfect place for you to find that special gift and stop for a bite to eat along the way.
While later in the season, the magnificent circus-style Spiegeltent will return with another fantastic 24-day programme of family shows, live music, stand-up comedy and late-night cabaret, alongside seasonal street entertainment and creative Christmas workshops that offer the chance for you to get crafty with this year’s decorations.
Featuring music from multi award-winning jazz vocalist Jacqui Dankworth and acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood on 9 December, Mark Radcliffe's seafaring band Galleon Blast on 14 December and award-winning ABBA tribute band Revival on 28 December.
Drag supergroup Denim make their Halifax debut on 21 December with a dazzling cabaret show and return on 22 December with a drag pop concert especially for kids.
Britain's leading one-liner comic, Gary Delaney returns to Halifax on 12 December and is followed by George Egg who takes to the stage with his funny, inspiring and absurd show DIY Chef.
Family entertainment includes Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show on 15 December, where he will explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and explosive chemical reactions while imaginative storytelling will bring the Spiegeltent to life with The Boggle on 27, 28 & 29 December.