I’m not going to lie, I love the festive season and personally it’s all about the build-up. There’s something rather uplifting about the Christmas season for me (even if it does now start super early but I’m not complaining!) from watching Christmas Movies on Channel 5 in the afternoon whilst I’m working (I’m the Queen of multitasking!) to the traditional selection of my very special Scotch pine Christmas tree with my now teenage son; I love this time of year.
I’ll be honest, it really is about that time from late November (OK, mid-November!) to Christmas Eve and over the years I’ve loved being involved in a huge array of different festive events, both professionally and socially and this year I plan to lap up as much Festive cheer as possible to keep me buzzing through the Winter months; and I don’t just mean I’m going to ‘Gin-gle’ all the way!
Therefore, based on events I’ve experienced in previous years, added with a little something new and always supporting friends, musicians, local creatives, businesses and venues, here’s my list of five things to do in West Yorkshire this Christmas Season.
So, what are you waiting for? Get booking your tickets, planning your days, shop independent and go and have some Christmas cheer.
Annual Christmas Concert
With special guests Red Carpet Theatre Group
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December 2017, 7.30pm
Blackburn Hall, Rothwell
Tickets £7 / £6
Further details at www.rtb.org.uk
3rd – 10th December 2017 (10am to 7pm)
Lots of independent makers and producers from across Yorkshire plus food and the fabulous Hygge Tipi serving food, drink and a whole host of Christmas chill factor.
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere and shop independent this Christmas.
Further details at http://thepiecehall.co.uk/the-piece-hall-christmas-market
SECRET CHRISTMAS MARKETS
14th – 21st December 2017
A fairy tale themed market with added Christmas cheer. Live music, food, indie businesses selling products and a whole lot of creativity and fun.
Further details at www.facebook.com/LeedsHiddenMarket
Leafy Couture, Otley
5th and 12th December 2017
The lovely Sarah ay Leafy Couture is the most amazing florist and hosts these classes at her flower school, giving you something creative, magical and festive to take home.
Thursday 7th and 14th December 2017
The Arches @ Dean Clough
Festive Christmas Party Nights
Includes: 3 Course Meal, Fun Casino Tables, Live Band ‘The Psycho Slinkys,’ and DJ
Further details at: www.thearchesdeanclough.co.uk