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Christmas sparkles at Skipton Town Hall

Christmas theatre, film, dancing, art and music are all part of the seasonal celebrations at Skipton Town Hall during December.

First, theatre company Tutti Frutti bring their beautiful production of The Snow Queen to the Town Hall on Saturday December 1 at 2pm.

Hans Christian Andersen’s winter journey about friendship, loyalty and the dangers of the unknown has been simplified into a tale for the young, with memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically stunning Tutti Frutti design. This one-hour show is suitable for children aged three and over, and their families, and all tickets cost £9.50.

The final art exhibition in the current gallery space will celebrate a diverse mixed media collection of artwork from the local area. Craven Arts Christmas Exhibition opens from December 1 to December 22, and is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, plus Sunday December 2 and Sunday December 9. Artworks will be available for sale – a great chance to pick up last-minute local, hand-made Christmas presents.

Then on Friday December 14, at 6pm and 8pm, audiences can join the Skipton Building Society Camerata’s brass ensemble for a festive celebration of all things Christmas. The group will be joined by local school pupils and international soloists to mark this festive time with an unashamedly Yorkshire bias. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available direct from

The Christmas edition of John Bowdler’s Tea Dance takes place on Tuesday, December 18, from 1.30pm to 4pm. This is another popular event and always a sell-out. Tickets cost £8 with festive treats included and unlimited tea and coffee.

The Christmas events draw to a close on Saturday December 22, with a Christmas Film Day. Join Anna, Elsa and Olaf at 11am for Sing-A-Long Frozen, a full screening with the lyrics on screen to help you sing along. Then at 2pm is a screening of The Polar Express, a Christmas classic featuring the voice of Tom Hanks. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for under-18s per screening, and a hot chocolate is included in the ticket price.

Danielle Daglan, Programming & Venue Development Manager at Craven District Council, said: “We’ve prepared a wonderful Christmas programme for the Town Hall which will see us out in style as we prepare for redevelopment.

“Come along and celebrate Christmas with us – whether you’re singing along to Frozen, dancing the afternoon away with the Blackpool Tower resident organist, or supporting local artists by picking up some last-minute gifts, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the season at Skipton Town Hall.”

The Christmas Film Day will be the last event in the Concert Hall, as development starts on the building. The Concert Hall will be closed from January 2019 until Spring 2020 but stay tuned for the On Tour programme in 2019.

All tickets are available to buy online at or from the Box Office 01756 792809.