Sparkly Christmas lights will brighten up the cold, dark nights, with plenty of switch on events in Halifax and Calderdale.
Here are some of the best to see locally, with a Christmas tree festival, illuminations event in Sowerby Bridge and art projections on Halifax buildings too.
There will be plenty for the whole family at Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On, which will this year be held in George Square.
Entertainment will be lead by Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio, and include local acts such as Callum Butterworth (from The Voice), Bulsara and his Queenies.
The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm, and there might be an edible giveaway or two.
November 23, 2019. 11am-8pm. George Square, Halifax.
You can also create a festive lantern in The Piece Hall’s Learning Studio (11-4.30pm). It’s drop in, and costs £3.
Christmas lights switch-on, then a Christmas sing-along at St Bartholomew’s Church.
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 6-7pm
Pop along to Brighouse Christmas Market on Saturday, then watch Father Christmas arrive in his horse drawn sleigh to turn on the lights at around 4pm. There will be street entertainers, a refreshment stall, carols and Santa’s grotto too.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 4pm.
Head to Christ Church at Hipperholme Crossroads for festive music and refreshments inside the church
Friday, December 7, 6.30pm. STILL AWAITING 2019 DETAILS.
Enjoy fireworks, free mince pies and mulled wine while watching the Christmas lights switch-on. Entertainment from local schools, Bazzmatazz and Hebden Bridge Junior Band.
The fun starts at 5pm onwards. Lights switched on at 6pm.
November 21, 2019. St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge.
Elland Silver Band and choir singers will get you in the festive spirit for the Christmas lights switch-on at the bandstand. There will be competitions and refreshments, with activities raising money for Overgate Hospice.
Local shops will be displaying baubles decorated by local schoolchildren.
December 7, 6pm.(STILL AWAITING 2019 DETAILS)
Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Christmas market fun, with lots of stalls, local food and drink, free face painting for kids, crafts, storytelling, live ice carving and a visit from Father Christmas.
There will be live entertainment from Fat Cat Brass and the lights will be switched on before a festive firework finale and Halo-Glow Show.
November 16, 2019. 12.30-6.30pm. St Michael’s Church Hall, Erringden Road and Memorial Gardens.
OTHER FAB FESTIVE EVENTS
There’s far more then Christmas trees lighting up Calderdale! Check out these fun family-friendly goings on, and see our events calendar for more fairs, festivals and events.
Halifax Minster Christmas Tree Festival
Kids will love walking among the beautifully decorated real Christmas trees at The Halifax Minster Christmas Tree Festival.
Decorated and sponsored by local businesses, they will range from 6-18ft. Refreshments will be on sale and the Minster shop will be open.
£2 entry for adults and children FREE.
November 29-December 2, 2019. 10am-5pm (12pm-5pm on the Sunday).
WINTERLIGHT FESTIVAL – SOWERBY BRIDGE
See Hollins Mill be transformed into a free illuminated winter ball with flashing masquerade masks, shadow theatre costumes, LED fancy dress and glittering fairy tales
Come along in your best illuminated costumes and dance, feast and drink.
Live music, food, performances and fireworks!
Sunday, December 16. From 4.30pm. (AWAITING 2019 DETAILS)