A couple at Christmas.
The Christmas festivities are well under way in Hull. Picture: Andi Graf

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hull as festive fun, markets and pantomimes are already dominating diaries for families in the city.

This weekend, we have circled a Christmas market, a chance to see a classic fairytale and a musical masterpiece in our calendars.

Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend.

1. A Festive Fruit Market Christmas
Humber Street
Friday 5pm
Free

An evening of yuletide festivities in the Fruit Market, Humber Street with lights, carols, festive trees and fairy trails, plus storytelling and a saxophone rave by comedy duo Jeddy Bear and Gary, as well as a capella carols from the Human Jukebox Choir.

The Christmas tree lights will be officially switched on at 6pm, with the launch of the Enchanted Wonderland show. Read more here.

2. Peter Pan
Hull Truck Theatre
Friday and Saturday
From £10

Fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy in this classic tale of magic and adventure.

Following the huge success of last year’s Oliver Twist, writer Deborah McAndrew returns with an adaptation of JM Barrie’s story with original music, singing, dancing, flying and a generous sprinkle of fairy dust. Get tickets here.

3. Get Festive!
Museums Quarter
Saturday
Free

The city’s Streetlife, Wilberforce House, Hull and East Riding and Hands on History Museums in the Old Town are starting the Christmas celebrations with this free event.

Festive craft activities will include making pomanders, articulated Father Christmases, snow globes and Roman figurines. Learn more here.

4. Trinity After Dark: Vegan Market
Trinity Market
Friday 5.30pm
Free

The best local vegan traders and street food vendors under the same roof, along with craft beer, entertainment and gifts.

Hundreds are expected to turn out for a bite or a browse among the vegan-friendly pop-up stalls. Read more here.

5. Hull Philharmonic Orchestra
Hull City Hall
Saturday
From £10

A performance of two contrasting major 20th century masterpieces in Elgar’s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky’s Ballet Suite as the orchestra welcomes back the virtuosic violinist Callum Smart as soloist.

This is an opportunity to revisit the 1919 version of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite one hundred years on. Get tickets here.

Trinity Market hosts regular popular events.
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