The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale extend a warm invitation to the public for a festive charity event on Saturday, 9th December, at Halifax Town Hall.

The historic venue will be open for visitors from 10 am to 3 pm, hosting a Christmas event with unique stalls and an abundance of festive joy, all free of charge.

Attendees can enjoy live music with a festive theme and engage in fun games suitable for the entire family. Santa Claus is set to make a grand entrance on his sleigh just after 10 am. Children will have the opportunity to chat with him at the Town Hall entrance, and there’s also a chance to visit him in his grotto.

All proceeds from the event will be directed towards the Mayor’s chosen charities for this year, namely the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ashley Evans, said; “I’m delighted to be able to invite local people to Halifax Town Hall to celebrate the festive season. The beautiful building is the perfect location for what will be a wonderfully festive fayre, with the opportunity to buy gifts and enjoy some festive food and music. There will also be a very special guest, as Santa will be paying us a visit.

“The event will also raise money for two charities which are close to my heart, the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice. Christmas is a special time of year, especially for young people, and I hope we’re able to raise lots of money to support these charities and help children and their families.”

About the charities:

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF):

CHSF relies entirely on donations, supporting over 17,000 babies, children, and adults living with congenital heart disease each year.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice:

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice provides assistance to children with life-shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire.