It’s a wee bit chilly outside and there’s always the temptation to turn up the heating and spend your free time experiencing Christmas vicariously via your TV screen.
Forget that! Wrap up warm, even throw your glad rags on from time to time and enjoy the live Christmas entertainment Haverhill has to offer.
Festive musical nostalgia awaits in the shape of A Touch of Holly at Christmas. Join Marc Robinson on Saturday 28th November with his Rock N Roll Christmas Show full of Buddy Holly classics, where he will be joined by Billy Fury and Elvis tribute acts. The show, at Haverhill Arts Centre, will see favourite Christmas songs given a rock and roll makeover!
Further details can be found by clicking here.
Even if Shakespeare isn’t your thing, you’d be mad to miss this rare opportunity to see acting legends Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh live on stage. The Winter’s Tale is a festive classic, a tragicomedy re-imagined in this new production which sees a perfect life plunged into tragedy as a consequence of jealousy and obsession. Also starring Tom Bateman (currently wowing and terrifying TV audiences in equal measure with his portrayal of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), Jessie Buckley, Miranda Raison and Hadley Fraser.
Tickets on sale at Haverhill Arts Centre, the performance takes place on 26th November. Click here for more information.
Christmas hasn’t really started until the lights go on, so gather the whole family for Sudbury Street Fair and Lighting up ceremony on Friday 27th November. There will be a French market all day on the Friday and on Saturday 28th and attractions for the event include an artificial ice rink, fairground rides and the Phoenix Majorettes. Be there for the big switch on at 6.30pm - click here to find out more.
Did you hear about the Duck that won Christmas? No? Well it could be yours if you take the family along to Green Duck’s Christmas Quackers Duck Race on Sunday 29th November.
Get yourself a Green Duck for just £5 and first past the post wins a fabulous hamper including everything you need for the perfect Christmas lunch plus a Christmas tree with lights and decorations. 2nd and 3rd placed ducks will win £50 and £25 Christmas vouchers. Take part or just go along to enjoy the spectacle and the delights of the Christmas Fayre, all the festive fun is in aid of St Nicholas Hospice.
Further details can be found here.
Christmas lights and fireworks combine on Friday 4th December at Haverhill's Market Square. Wrap up warm Friday night to enjoy late night shopping, rides, charity stalls and the FREE firework display and a night of fun for the whole family starting at 5.30pm with the firework display at 8.00pm (at Haverhill Recreation Ground).
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Revisit the 70’s and 80’s on Friday 5th December at Haverhill Arts Centre’s Soul Funk and Disco night. Saturday 6th December offers a choice between traditional brass bands at the Family Christmas Concert or Abba party night at the Apex, which brings back all the Swedish band’s memorable hits.
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The season of goodwill is the perfect time to support those less fortunate and to round off a year of spectacular fundraising for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Joni Andre is hosting a grand Charity Gala Night at Haverhill Arts Centre. Promising lots of fun including live music, games, a raffle, disco and more get the whole family involved in this worthwhile cause.
The Charity Gala Night takes place on December 12th 2015. Find out more by clicking here.
And of course, Christmas is not complete without its pantomime! On Friday 18th December Cinderella’s coach will arrive at Haverhill Arts Centre with a professional cast guaranteed to tell this much loved tale in spectacular style.
Breathtaking scenery, stunning costumes, live music and much hilarity are promised as Cinders, Buttons, the Fairy Godmother and of course the Ugly Sisters take to the stage. Create magical Christmas memories for the whole family with this enduring tradition.
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Full details of all these events and many more can be found on our Events pages. Don’t just slump in front of the TV this year, get out and about and live Christmas to the full!
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