The Piece Hall Christmas 2023 Top Events

Martin Kemp, Craig Charles, DJ Graeme Park, Landlubbers, Ellie Sax, A Night of James Bond, Dick & Dom, Loafers Christmas Party and an Ice Rink are all part of Piece Hall Christmas for 2023, with winter markets, comedy shows, brass bands, classical music family shows, craft workshops and festive films.

The historic venue in Halifax town centre is just 200 metres from Halifax railway station and has a wonderful festive program for 2023 with a beautiful vintage Carousel and a huge Piece Hall Christmas tree.

Piece Hall Christmas Halifax at night

Piece Hall Christmas 2023

The impressive lineup includes DJ sets from Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and Kimberley Wyatt; Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Night and Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber’s story behind Bach’s Cello Suites

There are also Piece Hall Christmas Markets, comedy shows, brass bands, family shows, craft workshops, festive films and classical music.

Nicky Chance-Thompson CEO of the Piece Hall Trust has planned carefully to share the magic of the Christmas festive season – it is all about family friends and coming together to make memories and her team have worked really hard to make sure the winter programme has something for everyone.

Piece Hall Christmas Tree

The Piece Hall’s already stunning Georgian splendour is enhanced by a huge 45ft Sitka spruce Christmas tree sponsored by Halifax and Ilkley jeweller Lister Horsfall, creating even more festive magic. The statue of Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) can also be admired.

Halifax Piece Hall Christmas Tree

Piece Hall Big Wheel

2023 sees for the first time, sees the Big Wheel (Ferris Wheel) at the Piece Hall, complementing the much-loved Victorian carousel which is now a regular Christmas feature.

Piece Hall Big Wheel

Piece Hall Carousel Horses Merry-go-Round

The Piece Hall’s exciting Victorian Horse Carousel is now a regular Christmas feature and a firm favourite with children and adults of all ages

Halifax Piece Hall Christmas at Night with fairground Piece hall Horses carousel Merry go Round and the Spiegeltent used for Piece Hall Christmas events
Piece Hall Horses Carousel Merry go Round

Piece Hall Box Office Contact

  • Piece Hall Box Office/ Visitor Centre, open Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Tickets are emailed to your chosen email address. At the event, your ticket can be scanned from your mobile device or alternatively, you can show a printed copy. A limited number of complimentary essential carer tickets are available, contact the visitor centre for details.

The Piece Hall Trust charges a £1.50 booking fee to assist with staging events.

  • Piece Hall Box Office/ Visitor Centre, open Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Piece Hall Christmas Events Programme

Piece Hall Winter Makers’ Market

Piece Hall Winter Makers’ Market is on during November 2023 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m (4 p.m Sundays). The Piece Hall Winter Makers Markets showcase some of the region’s best independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop-up food and drink traders for three festive shopping weekends in November. Perhaps enjoy a pre-Christmas tipple or two with live entertainment from local musicians and there’s a carousel for the little ones to enjoy. Piece Hall Winter Makers’ Market features 50 unique stalls with wonderful offerings from homeware, jewellery, gifts and delicious food sectors to take home. In addition, there is live music, the carousel, Christmas tree and the Piece Hall’s wonderful resident bars, restaurants and retailers.

The Piece Hall Christmas Market Dates and Opening Times 2023:

  • Friday 10 November, 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday 11 November, 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday 12 November, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 17 November, 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday 18 November, 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday 19 November, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 24 November, 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday 25 November, 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday 26 November, 10am – 4pm

Entry is free to The Piece Hall Christmas Market!

Piece Hall Christmas 2023 Total Events List with Ticket Prices and Times

  • Glass Decorations Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10.0 am & 1.30 pm Tickets £55
  • Aromatherapy Candle Making Sunday November 12, 2023, 10.0 am & 1.30 pm Tickets £40
  • Indian Woodblock Printing Friday, November 24, 2023, 10.0 am Tickets £40
  • Winter Wreath Making Workshop Saturday, November 25, 2023, 10.0 am & 1.30pm £60
  • Lino Printing Christmas Cards Sunday 26 November 2023, 10.0am & 1.30pm Tickets 60
  • Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber Friday 1 December 2023, 7.30pm Tickets £35
  • Born To Be Wild Child Festive Family Party Saturday 2, 2023, December 2 pm Tickets £8.50
  • Chris Difford Saturday 2 December 2023 8 pm Tickets £25
  • Festive Family Felting Sunday 3, December 2023, 10.0 am & 11.30 am Tickets £8.50
  • Textile Wreath Making Sunday 3, December 2023, 1 pm Tickets £40
  • Loafers Presents: Northern Soul Christmas Party Sunday 3, December 2023 6.30 pm Tickets £15
  • Johnny Nelson in Conversation Monday 4 December 2023 7.30pm Tickets £22.50
  • Sheffield Community Choir Tuesday 5 December 2023 8pm Tickets £20
  • Textile Wreath Making Wednesday 6 December 2023 1pm Tickets £40
  • Lea Roberts & Friends Wednesday 6 December 2023 8pm Tickets £20
  • Bazzey’s Bingo Thursday 7 December 2023 7.30pm Tickets £20
  • Loafers Presents: P.P. Arnold Friday 8 December 2023 8pm Tickets £22.50
  • Nick Cope’s Family Show Saturday 9 December 2023 11am Tickets £15
  • Dick & Dom Saturday 9 December 2023 8pm Tickets £25
  • Festive Brass with Elland Silver Band Sunday 10 December 2023 11.30am & 2pm Tickets £15
  • The Mersey Beatles Sunday 10 December 2023 8pm Tickets £25
  • A Christmas Carol Monday 11 December 2023 7.15pm Tickets £10, Concessions and under 15s £8
  • Alternative Christmas Movie Marathon Tuesday 12 December 2023 6pm Tickets £12, Concessions £10
  • The Comedy Store Wednesday 13 December 2023 8pm Tickets £20
  • A Night of James Bond Thursday 14 December 2023 8pm Tickets £25
  • Loafers Christmas Party Friday 15 December 2023 8pm Tickets £27.50
  • Make Your Own Christmas Card Saturday 16 December 2023 10am Tickets FREE DROP IN
  • Jump, Jive & Wail Saturday 16 December 2023 2pm Tickets £10
  • Ellie Sax & Friends Saturday 16 December 2023 8pm Tickets £27.50
  • Halifax Choral Society with Black Dyke Trombone Ensemble Sunday 17 December 2023 12noon Tickets £14
  • Mambo King: A Tribute to Tito Puente December 17 2023 6pm Tickets £25
  • Craig Charles Monday 18 December 2023 8pm Tickets £25
  • Yuletide with The Landlubbers Tuesday 19 December 2023 8pm Tickets £15
  • The Nutcracker – A Festive Storytelling Adventure Wednesday 20 December 10.30am & 11.45am Tickets £9.50
  • Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra Presents The Four Seasons Wednesday 20 December 7.30pm Tickets £25
  • The Nutcracker – A Festive Storytelling Adventure Thursday 21 December 10.30am & 11.45am Tickets £9.50
  • Martin Kemp – Back To The 80s DJ Set Thursday 21 December 8pm Tickets £27.50
  • Christmas Drawing with Chris Mould Friday 22 December 10am & 11.30am Tickets £7
  • Kimberly Wyatt DJ Set Friday 22 December 8pm Tickets £25
  • Design Your Own Christmas Decoration Saturday 23 December 10am FREE DROP IN
  • Paper Stained Glass Decorations Saturday 23 December 1pm FREE DROP IN
  • The Haggis Horns & DJ Mark Crossley Saturday 23 December 7pm Tickets £22.50
  • Carols Under The Tree Sunday 24 December 12.30pm FREE
  • Kirsty’s Poptastic Piano Singalong Sunday 24 December 4pm – 6pm FREE
  • Live Killers – Thank God It’s Christmas Party Wednesday 27 December 8pm Tickets £22.50
  • John Altman Thursday 28 8pm December Tickets £25
  • The Frou Frou Club with Cabaret Against The Machine Friday 29 December 7pm & 9.30pm Tickets £30
  • Silent Disco Family Edition Saturday 30 December 2pm £10
  • Graeme Park Saturday 30 December 8pm £25
  • Born To Be Wild Child New Year’s Eve Family Party Sunday 31 December 1pm £8.50
  • DJ Terry Farley’s New Year Party 31 December 8pm Tickets £25

The Piece Hall Trust charges a £1.50 booking fee to assist with staging events.

Tickets are emailed to your chosen email address. At the event, your ticket can be scanned from your mobile device or alternatively, you can show a printed copy. A limited number of complimentary essential carer tickets are available, contact the visitor centre for details.

How to get tickets for Piece Hall Gigs and Events

  • In-person: Piece Hall Box Office/ Visitor Centre is open Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Piece Hall Christmas SpiegelTent

The SpiegelTent at the Piece Hall is a magnificent lavishly decorated historic wooden structure they erect – like a circus big top but made of wood. The SpiegelTent houses a central dancefloor and provides an intimate space at the Piece Hall to hold a wide range of seasonal performances and comedy shows.

Spiegeltent history and restoration
SpiegelTent History and Restoration
Piece Hall SpiegelTent temporary venue for selected shows and events

Listen here to Radio Leeds presenter Richard Stead and comedian Justin Moorhouse describing the sensational Piece Hall in Halifax and also the SpiegelTent “The first time you go to the Piece Hall.., you think where am I, Venice?

Piece Hall Christmas Comedy 2023

Comedy with Lea Roberts and Friends on December 6th, 8 p.m. Tickets £20 (18+)

Piece Hall Christmas Comedy Store December 13th, 8 p.m.Tickets £20 (18+)

Piece Hall Christmas Parties at The Caygill Rooms

Christmas meals, festive novelties and a resident DJ are available from 27th November to 22 December at the Piece Hall’s Caygill Rooms

  • 2-Course Piece Hall Christmas Lunch – price £22.95 per person
  • 3-Course Piece Hall Christmas Dinner with DJ – price £39.95 per person

Piece Hall Christmas Party Packages are available for between 10-100 guests from complete private hire to mixed party nights that are ideal for smaller companies or friends and family groups. Tel:01422525200 or

Piece Hall Heritage Tours 2023

Adult Tickets are £6 and Children free and are available for 14 and 21 November.

Piece Hall Christmas Ice Rink 2023

Unlike 2023, the Piece Hall Christmas Ice Rink will not be open when the tickets cost £14 for adults and £9.50 for children. The synthetic “Glice” rink is much kinder to the environment than traditional ice, is just as much fun and was a centrepiece of the Piece Hall Christmas season. By using Glice there was zero water, energy and carbon dioxide; there were no generators and the surface was shock absorbing. As well as skates, there were Push-a-long Whales which were brilliant fun! Fingers crossed that it will be back for Christmas 2024!

Piece Hall Christmas Skating Rink

Piece Hall Christmas Ice Skating Rink, Spiegeltent and fairground horse carousel
Piece Hall Ice Skating Rink, Spiegeltent and Fairground Horse Carousel

Piece Hall SatNav Address

The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. The beautiful Piece Hall is in Halifax town centre, fewer than 5 minute’s walk from Halifax railway station.

Piece Hall Wine Barrel Bar with Heated outdoor Seating
Piece Hall Wine Barrel Bar, is one of the many with heated outdoor seating
The Piece Hall Christmas - The Astronomer Restaurant and Bar
The Astronomer Restaurant and Bar at the Piece Hall Halifax

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