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
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.
2. Peter Pan
Hull Truck Theatre
Friday and Saturday
Fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy in this classic tale of magic and adventure.
Let your imagination fly this Christmas! Join Wendy and Peter Pan for a magical family adventure in Neverland. JM Barrie’s classic tale comes to life @HullTruck , Nov 29th – Jan 4th. Book your tickets today!https://t.co/RxzJnGmyqo pic.twitter.com/fGT7YUJgvd
— Visit Hull & East Yorkshire (@VHEY_UK) 21 November 2019
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!
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.
Have you heard about our Get Festive event on 30th November 10am-4pm?
We’ve got live music, crafts, storytelling, a face painter, the elf trail, Roman re-enactors and we’ve worked hard to make it more accessible. Please see the flyer for details! https://t.co/L0Gu1ecpzQ pic.twitter.com/TLRfKiT3vc
— Hull Museums (@Hull_Museums) 24 November 2019
Festive craft activities will include making pomanders, articulated Father Christmases, snow globes and Roman figurines. Learn more here.
4. Trinity After Dark: Vegan Market
The best local vegan traders and street food vendors under the same roof, along with craft beer, entertainment and gifts.
Friday November the 29th Is our next #veganmarket we are so excited to be bringing more vegan Street food to #trinitymarkethull catch #vegan treats daily in the market from @thefalafia, @FlourandFeast looby lou @TapasyaHull @BossBurritos #worldveganday @VisitHull@Hullccnews pic.twitter.com/JKyX6y050E
— Trinity Market Hull (@TrinityMarket1) 1 November 2019
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
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.
Rehearsed Elgar Violin Concerto with the virtuosic @CallumLSmart last night. Concert Nov 30 at Hull City Hall. Tickets: https://t.co/JxiYHZh2Vm #hullculture #Hull #ClassicalMusic Dont' miss it and please RT pic.twitter.com/BvWnZzuuP1
— Hull Philharmonic (@HullPhilO) November 7, 2019
This is an opportunity to revisit the 1919 version of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite one hundred years on. Get tickets here.