Unmissable weekends in Hull this December

It’s all going on in Hull. As City of Culture 2017, it’s hosting an epic year of music, art, dance and dazzling light shows, and recently pulled in a crowd of thousands for its intriguinglu named “The Land of Green Ginger Unleashed” giant puppet parade.

But the end of the year is fast approaching and there are only a few weeks left to enjoy the celebrations. Er ner! (That’s ‘oh no’ in Hull speak). Catch the magic while you still can…

 

Humber Bridge at dusk

Which weekend to visit:

December 2-3

Where:

Hull Truck Theatre

What’s on:

A Christmas Carol

Set in Victorian Hull, this all-new adaptation of Dickens’ classic ghost story will put you and your brood in the mood for Chrimbo.

It captures the magical atmosphere of the original as four spirits conspire to show Ebenezer Scrooge the error of his ways on a cold Christmas Eve. If you’re still saying Bah Humbug after this heart-warming tale, you’re definitely in need of a big hug from a cuddly Rudolph.

While you’re there:

Soak up the atmosphere of Hull's Old Town on a walking tour, learning about Robinson Crusoe, the Land of Green Ginger and William Wilberforce along the way. Also on this weekend is marine-themed panto Finderella at The Deep. It promises to be oceans of fun.

Hull City Hall at Christmas


Which weekend to visit:

December 30-31

Where:

Hull City Hall

What’s on:

The Snowman with a Live Orchestra

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a choirboy singing Walking in the Air. This special screening of everyone’s favourite festive animation will be accompanied by a full orchestral performance, making it extra magical.

A bunch of clever musicians will perform Howard Blake’s enchanting soundtrack in perfect synchronicity with the film, shown on a giant screen. You’ll be hard-pressed to stop your bottom lip quivering like a jelly by the end.
There’ll also be an exclusive showing of the animated film of the award-winning book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield.

While you’re there:

If you’re looking for free cultural things to do, try the Turner and the Whale exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum. It features rare works by landscape painter extraordinaire JMW Turner. To round off your weekend, see in the new year with the celebrations down on the marina.


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