Halifax Piece Hall announces coronavirus safe Christmas festival

The Piece Hall won’t be letting coronavirus cancel it’s popular annual Christmas festival.

The landmark 18th-century venue, in Halifax, has announced a coronavirus safe programme for this year’s Christmas at the Piece Hall.

And safe doesn’t mean it’ll be a shadow of its usual celebratory self.

The festival, which runs from Saturday 14 November until New Year’s Eve, includes Christmas fairs, comedy nights, dinner and cabaret packages and the Piece Hall’s first-ever Father Christmas Experience.

And the open courtyard will host an extra Christmas fair on November 21 and 22 to coincide with Halifax’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Throughout December there will be a series of Caygill Comedy Club nights with comedians such as Allyson-June Smith, Eddy Brimson and Alex Boardman.

The 32ft Christmas tree at Halifax Piece Hall in 2018
The 32ft Christmas tree at Halifax Piece Hall in 2018
(Image: Simon Dewhurst Photography)

The Trading Rooms restaurant will host nights where you can enjoy a festive tea with live jazz and pop music.

For children, Santa will take them on a magical journey of storytelling and festive imagination where they can meet Father Christmas himself.

And the hall’s many independent shops will be staying open selling food, drinks and gifts.

To reduce the spread of coronavirus tickets will be limited so you are advised to book here in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Piece Hall Trust CEO Nicky Chance-Thompson said: “We are really pleased to announce our much anticipated programme of events for Christmas 2020, which we’ve designed to help bring some cheer in what has been a challenging year for many.

“We’ve spent a lot of time planning and considering how we can deliver safe and fun festive activities for all within COVID-19 guidelines. Once again we hope that The Piece Hall can play a central role in Christmas, especially at a time in which our loved ones will be more important than ever.”

YorkshireLive – Halifax