23 Nov 2017

Nostalgic winter celebration on its way to Hull

The Christmas ghosts of past and present are coming together for a special festive event in Hull.

Why Couldn’t They Be Like We Were?, the year-long project that has been exploring the history of Marfleet, will cap off 2017 with a Christmas event on Sat 9 Dec.

Taking place as part of Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme and organised by Greatfield Residents Improving Their Neighbourhood (GRIN), the festive finale will include an enchanted Christmas fairy trail, glass decorating, carol singers and festive stalls, bringing together nostalgic Christmas themes from the past few decades, with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Children can search the enchanted Christmas fairy trail for tiny elves and fairy doors in a decorated garden, before sprinkling magical fairy dust and creating their very own door to take home.

What’s more, there’ll be opportunities for the whole family to create their own Christmas decorations, sing along to carols and take part in festive games. Christmas gift stalls will also be available, as well as mulled wine and hot chocolate.

At the end of the evening, families can get together to play charades and take part in pranks from the hit Christmas movie Home Alone.

This magical Christmas event takes place at St Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre in Annandale Road on 9 Dec from 4pm to 7pm and entry is free.

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: “The great thing about this project has been that it has brought so many different generations together to celebrate the history and heritage of the Marfleet area.”

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