Your guide to Christmas in North East Lincolnshire
TEMPERATURES are dropping, the woolly scarves are coming out and mince pies are lining supermarket shelves: Christmas is just around the corner.
In the coming weeks Grimsby will get well and truly into the festive spirit, with a calendar jam-packed with events – from Christmas fairs to Santa trains.
So whether you’re looking for family fun, ways to celebrate the Christmas countdown with friends or just somewhere to do your shopping in style, Grimsby has it covered.
Remember When at Christmas
Rekindle the magic of Christmas traditions past at this nostalgic Christmas show.
Held at Grimsby Auditorium, this show will take you back to a time when Christmas was even more special than today – when the snow fell and chestnuts were roasted on an open fire.
Brought to you by Neil Sands and his cast of West End performers, this show will have you singing along to the Christmas tunes you both know and love.
The show takes place on November 12, and tickets are £12. Find out more here
Christmas craft and gift fair
Christmas is the perfect time to show your loved ones you care, and what better way than with a unique gift they can treasure?
At the Christmas craft and gift fair, there’ll be no shortage of inspiration. Browse a wide range of stalls selling Yankee Candles, jewellery, handbags, scarves, artwork, sweet treats, decorations, kitchen wares, dolls clothes, cards and glassware, all the while enjoying festive refreshments.
There’ll also be a raffle and tombola.
Free to enter, the fair takes place on November 10. Find out more here
Meeting Santa is the highlight of Christmas for the little ones, but why not make it extra special by making the journey by train?
This December, travel by steam train towards North Pole Junction, where you’ll visit Santa in his grotto. The little ones will receive a bag of goodies, and mum and dad can enjoy festive refreshments.
You’ll then make your return journey back to Kingsway Station.
Tickets are £10 per person and prior booking is essential.
Santa trains run on December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. Click here for more information
A Fawlty Christmas
If you’re looking for a night out with your other half or with friends in the run-up to Christmas, this event is not to be missed.
A murder mystery with a festive twist, at The Beachcomber you’ll enjoy a three-course meal and entertainment to die for.
You’ll then round off the night with a disco and a fully licensed bar, open until 2am.
A Fawlty Christmas takes place on December 14, and tickets are £29.95. To find out more, click here
If one of your nearest and dearest is an art lover, the perfect present might be found at this Christmas Exhibition.
Boasting a wide range of works by familiar Gate Gallery artists, this exhibition is sure to give you some inspiration.
Open until January 15, 2013, you’ve got plenty of time to browse. Or why not make a trip to the exhibition part of your gift, and take your loved one to dinner afterwards?
Find out more about the exhibition here
Silhouettes Musical Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol the musical, this is a performance like no other. A lively, music-led adaptation of the Dickens’ classic, this promises to be fun-filled night for all ages.
From the creator of Peter Pan the Musical, this new show by Piers Chater Robinson is brought to you by the Silhouettes Musical Theatre.
An ideal way to get into the festive spirit, this show runs from November 22 to 24.
Tickets range from £8 to £12. Click here to find out more
Grace’s Christmas Fair
‘Tis the season of goodwill, so why not give to charity while having some festive fun this year?
At Grace’s Christmas Fair you can peruse a huge range of cakes, enter a raffle, snap up the perfect gift at auction and keep the kids entertained with face painting.
And at the same time you’ll be lending a helping hand to St Andrew's Hospice, to which all proceeds will go.
To find out more about the fair, which takes place on December 9, click here