Halifax is on the move! This year’s Christmas event changed from a static display to a more exciting and inclusive Christmas experience – a parade choreographed by of course us :) To help launch Halifax’s busy Christmas programme, we joined the all-new parade of over 200 costumed characters!
The event involved reindeers on stilts, a ‘snow bringer’ on a chariot, and elf puppet characters from A Christmas Wish for Halifax – the town’s own unique Christmas story.
We held puppet and lantern-making workshops at Handmade HQ, Halifax Borough Market and Hebden Bridge Picture House.
The parade was an absolute delight and the huge crowds certainly enjoyed the spectacle! We want to thank everyone who made the first ever Halifax Christmas Parade such a joy! The huge team of volunteers, families, community groups, amazing audience, everyone at Discover Halifax UK, The Piece Hall. Awesome work, you’re all amazing.
We’re over from East Yorkshire for a winter break for my husband’s birthday and stumbled across the lantern making workshop yesterday morning. From that moment when we were approached by your lovely colleagues we felt part of the community. My children are 9&11 now and, let’s face it, we’re probably coming to the latter stages of them thinking things are magical! My word will I savour forever the expressions of awe and wonder they had on their faces as they stood at the side of the road with their lanterns and the characters, dancers, musicians were all making them feel involved! I’ve never seen so many smiles on some many generations in such a small geographical footprint! Memories for everyone to treasure forever! Thank you!!! Katie Howie
I really hope we can do it again next year … I’ll be wearing an elf outfit to really get into the Christmas spirit. Such fun! Lynn Honour