Big tent events at the Piece Hall this Christmas

The striking piazza of The Piece Hall in Halifax will make its return to the heart of Halifax’s New Year celebrations as it welcomes all ages to a courtyard party for the first time since it’s award winning restoration earlier this year.

The magnificent 66,000 sq ft square surrounded by the grandeur of the Grade I listed Georgian former cloth hall will showcase live music, street entertainment and a variety of food and drink pop ups to complement regular tenants ‘Elder’, a modern British restaurant and ‘Gin Lane’ an independent bar specialising in gin, prosecco and coffee.

Piece Hall tent

Piece Hall tent

Leeds-based funk and soul outfit The Haggis Horns will be performing live at 10.30pm, bringing their distinctive northern funk sound to the courtyard and getting everyone dancing.

The seven piece band, referred to by DJ and record producer Mark Ronson as ‘the best horn section in the world’, have performed and recorded with John Legend & The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai, Martha Reeves, Elbow and Adele and are regulars on BBC Radio 6 Music.

A DJ will take revellers up to midnight, playing a mix of party classics, and leading the countdown into the New Year and there are several options to enjoy the outside inside:

The Danish inspired Hygge Tipi, complete with open fire pit, will be serving hot and cold drinks all evening

The lavishly decorated Speigeltent will be open from 10.30pm with an indoor bar and seating.

Additional food and drink pops and temporary bars will be serving warming treats and sparkling drinks

The programme includes:

Family:

A Selection of Stories from Around the World, 16 to 30 December

Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday, 16 to 31 December

Martin 'Bigpig' Mor: Funny Stuff for Happy People, 16 to 30 December

Kids Comedy Club, 16, 23 & 30 December

Silent Disco - Families, 28 December

New Year's Eve Mini Rave, 31 December

Music:

Sunday Swing, 17 December

Moulettes, 18 December

Kissmet, 21 December

The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows

Silent Disco - Teens, 27 December

Silent Disco: The Big One, 27 December

Bulsara and his Queenies, 30 December

Comedy:

Upfront Comedy Club, 17 December

Card Ninja - Javier Jarquin, 19 December

Adam Kay's Smutty Christmas Songs, 19 December

Tom Stade - I Swear, 20 December

Alun Cochrane, 20 December

Gary Delaney's Greatest Hits, 23 December

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings, 23 December

Cabaret:

House of Burlesque, 14 to 16 December

Cabaret Heaven, 29 December