The Piece Hall Christmas Top Events

Martin Kemp, Craig Charles, Abba Revival and an Ice Rink are all part of Piece Hall Christmas for 2022., 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 2022 with a beautiful vintage Carousel and a huge Piece Hall Christmas tree.

Piece Hall Christmas 2022

The impressive lineup includes a DJ set from Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, Radio 2 presenter Garage don DJ Spooney, Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles and West End star, Britain’s Got Talent finalist magician Ben Hart and the brilliant Abba Revival.

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

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.

Halifax Piece Hall at Night with fairground carousel and the Spiegeltent used for Piece Hall Christmas events

Piece Hall Christmas Events Programme

Piece Hall Winter Makers Market

Piece Hall Winter Makers Market is on November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20th November 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 two 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 Ice Rink 2022

The Piece Hall Christmas Ice Rink is open from November 26th to 31st December. 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 is the centrepiece of the Piece Hall Christmas season. By using Glice there is zero water, energy and carbon dioxide; there are no generators and the surface is shock absorbing. As well as skates, there are Push-a-long Whales which are brilliant fun!

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

Piece Hall Christmas Comedy 2022

 Comedy with Lea Roberts and Friends on December 7th, 8 p.m. Tickets £14 (18+)

Piece Hall Christmas Comedy Store December 8th, 7:30 p.m.Tickets £15 (18+)

 Justin Moorhouse Stretch and Think Comedy Show December 14th 7:30 p.m. Tickets £15 (18+)

Piece Hall Christmas Shows and Films 2022

  • SpiegelTent – is a magnificent lavishly decorated wooden structure from the Netherlands that houses a central dancefloor and provides an intimate space at the Piece Hall in which to enjoy a wide range of performances and comedy shows…
  • Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show on December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets Adult £15/Child £13
  • Barbara Nice December 12th 7:30 pm (Described as a hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton!) Tickets £13 (18+)
  • Ben Hart Magician at the Christmas Piece Hall December 13th Tickets £14
  •  White Christmas December 17th 10 a.m. Tickets Adult £6/Child £4
  • The Polar Express December 18th 10 a.m. Tickets Adult £6/Child £4
  •  The Muppets Christmas Carol December 20th 10:30 a.m. Tickets Adult £6/Child £4
  •  Elf December 21st 10:30 a.m. Tickets Adult £6/Child £4
  •  Arthur Christmas December 22nd 10:30 a.m. Tickets Adult £6/Child £4
  •  How the Grinch Stole Christmas December 23rd 10:30 a.m. Tickets Adult £6/Child £4
  •  It’s a Wonderful Life on December 24th 10 a.m. Adult £6/Child £4

Piece Hall Christmas Music Events 2022

  •  Martin Kemp Back to the 80s December 1st 8 p.m. Tickets £25 (18+)
  •  EEVAH  December 2nd 8 p.m. Tickets £12.50 (18+)
  •  Black Cat Cabaret Festive Soiree December 3rd 8 p.m. Tickets £22 (18+)
  •  Graeme Park Long Live House December 4th 8 p.m. Tickets £22 (18+)
  •  Loafers Piece Hall: Piece Hall Christmas show with Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band on December 9th at 8 p.m. Tickets £22 (18+)
  • Jump Jive and Wail December 10th 2:30 p.m. Tickets £9
  • Massaoke – the ex-Glastonbury live band plays hits with giant video lyrics for you to sing along with on December 10th at 8 p.m. Tickets £20 (18+)
  •  Hammonds Band Piece Hall Christmas December 11th 4 p.m.
  •  David Robertshaw YouTube pianist with 14 million hits, December 11th 7:30 p.m. Tickets £15
  •  The Landlubbers December 15th 8 p.m. Tickets £10 (18+)
  •  Loafers Piece Hall Christmas presents Apollo Junction on December 16th 8 p.m. Tickets £15 (18+)
  •  Piece Hall Christmas Silent Disco family edition December 17th 2:30 p.m. (18+)
  •  Guilty Pleasures – UK’s Biggest Pop Party December 17th 8 p.m. Tickets £20 (18+)
  •  Elland Silver Band December 18th 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets £13
  •  The King Cush Band December 18th 8 p.m. Tickets £22 (18+)
  • Frozen Sing-along December 19th 10:30 a.m.
  •  DJ Spooney December 19th 8 p.m. Tickets £22 (18+)
  •  Craig Charles at the Piece Hall Christmas – December 20th 8 p.m. Tickets £22 (18+)
  •  Halifax Choral Society with the Black Dyke Band December 21st 7 p.m. Tickets £13
  • Musical Bingo December 22nd 8 p.m. Tickets £16 (18+)
  •  The Piece Hall Christmas To Die for Winter Disco December 23rd 8 p.m. Tickets £10 (18+)
  •  Halifax Minster Choir at the Piece Hall Christmas December 24th 12:30 p.m. FREE
  • Mark Walker Collective singers December 24th 3:30 p.m. Tickets £7
  • ABBA revival December 28th 5:30 p.m. Tickets £15, and 8 p.m plus DJ until late (14+) Tickets £17.50
  •  Loafers Piece Hall and Soul Brew presents the Northern Soul Piece Hall Christmas Party on December 29th from 8 p.m in the SpiegelTent. Tickets £10 (18+)
  •  Ellie Sax December 30th 8 p.m. Tickets £24 (18+)
  •  Mini Family Rave with BoomChikkaBoom 31st of December 12:00 and 2:30 p.m. Adults £12 / Child £9.50
  •  DJ Dale Castell’s Our House New Year’s Eve Piece Hall December 31st 8 p.m. in the SpiegelTent Tickets £32 (18+)
  •  DJ Dale Castell’s Our House Piece Hall New Year’s Day January 1st 6 p.m. in the SpiegelTent Tickets £28 (18+)

Piece Hall SpiegelTent

The SpiegelTent at the Piece Hall s 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

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 Adult Workshops 2022

Materials are provided and complimentary refreshments are available for all participants. Booking is essential for all four activities listed below:

Textile Wreaths

Join artist Annie Lancaster on December 4th at 10 am or 1:30 pm to make a beautiful wreath using textiles and baubles. Tickets £35

Jesmonite Casting

Create your designer moulded plant pot with craft pot maker Kim Searle on 13th November 11am or 2pm. Tickets £45

Glass Decorations

Join Tiffany-style glass maker Samantha Yates on November 27th at 10 am or 1:30 pm to create your own stained glass decoration. Tickets £45

Piece Hall Christmas Festive Family Workshops 2022

All Festive Family Workshops below are held in the Piece Hall SpiegelTent

Piece Hall Wrap up for Christmas – Free Drop In

Print your own festive wrapping paper on December 10th 10 am to noon

Piece Hall Make your own Christmas Card- Free Drop In

Make your own mixed media Christmas card to give to someone special on December 11th from 10 am to noon

Piece Hall Design Your Own Bauble – Free Drop In

Make your own wooden Christmas bauble on December 19th at 1 pm to 4 pm

Piece Hall Christmas Drawing

A family activity with drawing and storytelling with Chris Mould, the illustrator behind ‘A Boy called Christmas’ on December 20th at 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Tickets £6 booking essential

Piece Hall Creative Christmas Crafts – Free Drop In

Make your own Christmas decoration on 21st December 1 pm to 4 pm

Piece Hall Christmas Collage- Free Drop In

Make a beautiful Christmas craft collage on 22 December 1 pm to 4 pm

Piece Hall Christmas Parties at The Caygill Rooms

Food, festive novelties and a resident DJ available from 18th November to 22 December Tel:01422525200 or

  • 2 Course Piece Hall Christmas Lunch £19.95 per person
  • 3 Course Piece Hall Christmas Lunch £24.95 per person
  • 3 Course Piece Hall Christmas Dinner £34.95 per person

Piece Hall Heritage Tours 2022

Adult Tickets are £6/ Children free and are available for 5,6,8, 15, 26 and 27 November. Contact the Piece Hall Visitor Centre/ Box office.

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 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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