Free Christmas Party and Singing Workshop with Time Out December 22

There are still spaces available for the Time Out Christmas event of festive fun for children and young people at the Orangebox in central Halifax on Thursday 22nd December, from 10am – 3pm. Come and learn some alternative Christmas songs with singing teacher, Georgia, followed by card making and party games with Nikki. A free hot lunch is available on the day.
Most of the TimeOut Christmas activities are now fully booked. You can still make enquiries to see what is available!
Booking is essential. Visit: Events Timetable – TimeOut Calderdale

From the Brew & Chat Group Pellon – Christmas Party

The brew and Chat group recently received a £500 Warley Ward Forum Grant to pay for their annual Christmas party.

The icy conditions and -5 degree weather didn’t deter these hardy souls from attending and having a great time!

The grant paid for a nice spread and an excellent entertainer banging out some classic Lonnie Donegan tunes and getting everyone to sing-a-long

Special thanks to those volunteers running the raffle, collecting subs and working in the kitchen.

Few comments from those attending included;

Thank you for the grant very much appreciated

Didn’t think many would turn up but this is great

Really enjoy coming to the group its great to see every one

A Ward Forum Grant may help your organisation with planning an event, getting new resources or doing essential repairs.

For more information on Ward Forum Grants, contact or keep checking to find out when the next round of Ward Forum Grants is active.

Christmas Light Trail from Kevin Pearce December 16th

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre and North Halifax Partnership invite you to join us in our Christmas Light Trail!

This short walk is ideal for little feet! It will be a bright Christmas experience for children and young families!

Meeting at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre, Ovenden Road (Ovenden, HX3 5RQ) for a 4pm start.

There will be hot chocolate and mince pies for adults and a chocolate selection box for the first 50 families that arrive!

We hope you will join us!

No need to book, you can turn up. Please dress appropriately for the weather.



Time Out free Christmas holiday workshops open for bookings!

Time Out’s free programme of Christmas holiday workshops for children and young people is now open for bookings. Join us for a week of chaotic Christmas creativity and fun, with workshops in creative writing and drawing, boxing, making explosive Christmas gifts, an acting masterclass and ending with a singalong Christmas party. A free hot lunch is available for activities at the Orangebox. 
Booking is essential so check out our flyer for all the information

Our opening times over Christmas 2022

The Halifax North and East Blog and Friday Flyer will be having a well earned break over the Christmas period.

The last Friday Flyer will come out on Friday 16th of December. Please send all your submissions by Thursday 15th December.

We won’t be receiving article submissions between 20th December to 2nd of January.


We shall commence with the blogs and flyers over the New Year, hopefully with new exciting features!

Until we speak again, we wish you a brilliant festive season!



Halifax Young Singers carol concert at Christ Church Pellon Sunday December 11

Once again the amazing Halifax Young Singers are giving our annual Christmas Concert at Christ Church, Mount Pellon on Sunday 11th December at 2:30pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults, children under 16 go free. You can purchase tickets on the door.

Refreshments will be available after the concert.

The event is suitable from grandparents to grandchildren so start Christmas off with a smile!

This concert is part of the Halifax Young Singers 30 years anniversary Christmas Concerts. Please find the information in the flyer below.

Halifax Young Singers host their annual carol concert at Christ Church Pellon


Venue: Christ Church Mount Pellon, 5 Church Ln, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0EF

Let Focus4Hope collect and recycle your tree! – book by January 8th, 2023

There is nothing quite like the look and scent of a real tree at Christmas, but when Christmas is over, they can be a hassle to dispose of.

Why not let Focus4Hope collect and recycle your tree this January!

For a small donation, we will pick up your tree from outside your home and recycle it for you, it takes the stress and hassle away from you and is good for the environment too!

Our amazing volunteers will be collecting Christmas Trees from Thursday 12th January to Saturday 14th January 2023.

Collection postcodes: HD6, HX1, HX2, HX3, HX4 and HX5.

Registration closes 10pm on Sunday 8th January 2023

Book Your Collection HERE

For a one off donation Focus4Hope will collect the Christmas tree and recycle it in a sustainable manner at Ogden Water Nature Reserve. The service is run by volunteers with individuals and companies giving up their time and vans.

Could you become a Tree recycling volunteer? Please get in touch with us!