Santa’s Grotto at Westgate Arcade

Santa will be greeting youngsters in his magical grotto at Westgate Arcade where they can hand over their wish lists and receive a gift.

Every day from Monday 17 December to Monday 24 December, 11:00am-5:00pm.

Tickets only £5 per child – includes meeting Santa and his elves, a gift and a wonderful certificate.

Storytelling with Father Christmas

Father Christmas is taking a break from his busy schedule to read his favourite seasonal stories to all the good boys and girls. Join him for a magical morning of storytelling in the big top tent at the Piece Hall on Saturday 22 December, 10:15am & 12:00pm and on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December, 10:15am.

Recommended for audiences 1-8yrs find out more and book your tickets at £5 each at

Christmas Magical Menagerie at Halifax Borough Market

The Handmade Parade are holding a FREE Magical Christmas Encounter on  Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December, 10:00am-4:00pm  at the Albany Arcade in Halifax Borough Market.


North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 14 December – OUT NOW!

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  • Elves Christmas Workshops at the Piece Hall
  • Waste and Recycling Collection Dates over the Christmas Period
  • The Story of Jesus Described in The Quran
  • Latest Staying Well Newsletter!
  • FREE Cycle Maintenance Training

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think.

Have a great weekend!

Waste Collection Dates Over the Christmas Period

Some collection days will be different over the Christmas period. Most are a day later but if your collection date is usually Tuesday, this has been brought forward to Saturday 22 December. Please see the following to see when your collections are due.

Carols at St. Columba’s Church, Pellon

Carols at St. Columba’s Church, Pellon will this year be on Sunday 16 December, 2:30pm in the Community Hall and featuring the High Five Singers.

There has also been great attendance at both the Staying Well Brew and a Chat Christmas Party with and the Angels Cafe.

It’s fantastic that these events are becoming so well known and popular.


The Story of Jesus Described in The Quran

Jimah Dawah Mosque is presenting a family event for people of all faiths or none to describe how Jesus and the key events in his life are described in the Quran.

The event will be hosted by local Imams at the JMAH at 97 Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 4ET on Sunday 16 December, 1:30pm-2:00pm. 

Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. For further information call 07926 675989.