St George’s Square will become a hive of musical activities on Saturday November 20 from 1pm ahead of the Huddersfield Christmas Lights Switch on.

The family friendly day will showcase a range of community music groups performing throughout the day from up until the Christmas lights switch on at 6pm and after until 6.30pm.

What’s happening?

There will be children’s activities including a live ice carving to create an ice ‘post box’ as well as a free workshop where children can write a letter to Santa then post their letters in the magical ice post box.

There will also be a huge inflatable Christmas Pudding in the square for fun selfies.

The live ice carve will take place between 11am and 1pm and the Letter to Santa workshop will take place between 1pm and 5pm.

Who will be performing?

The musical programme for the day is as follows:

13:00 – 13:45  Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Band

14:00 – 14:45  One Voice Huddersfield

15:00 – 15:45  Huddersfield University Brass Band

16:00 – 16:45  Honley Ladies Choir

17:00 – 17:45  Ben Robinson

17:50 – 18:00  Flat Cap Brass

18:00 – 18:01  Lights switch on

18:01 – 18:30  Flat Cap Brass

St George’s Square and the tipi

Steven Roberts, of the Music Partnership Board of Kirklees Year of Music 2023, said “This year’s Christmas Lights Switch On, which is in partnership with Year of Music 2023, is about celebrating the local music excellence we have in Kirklees.

“Through the work leading up to and beyond 2023, we aim to ensure we shine a light on the creativity we have in our area and invest in our local talent.”

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Clr Will Simpson, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “I’m delighted that we are able to offer yet another a free family event in the heart of Huddersfield.

“After the restrictions we had in place last winter, it’s great to be able to gather together again to celebrate the magic of Christmas.”

Meanwhile, the Huddersfield Winter Festival, organised by Huddersfield Live, gets underway in the tipi in St George’s Square on Friday November 19 with JimDam performing from 7pm.

On Saturday November 20 Ellie Ferguson will sing at 5pm ahead of the Christmas lights switch-on at 6pm. Teen sensations Electric Harmony are performing at 7pm.