Hull city centre will be filled with Christmas cheer as the festive season kicks off with the annual Christmas lights switch-on

Following its cancellation in 2020, next Thursday (18 November) Queen Victoria Square will come alive with live entertainment from Hull City Hall balcony, full lighting displays and a stunning 50ft Norway Spruce. Kicking off at 5pm, compere Father Christmas (Andy Train) will introduce a number of local artists who will entertain crowds until 6.45pm when there will be the countdown and switch-on from the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini. A short fireworks display…

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Celebrate and remember your loved one this Christmas

with Dove House Hospice Light up a Life is a wonderful opportunity for hospice supporters and the wider community to gather together to share stories and fond memories. Dove House Hospice welcomes everyone, regardless of how long ago your loved one died and whether or not they received hospice care. The generosity of those who honour a loved one through Light up a Life ensures Dove House is there for every family who needs them,…

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# WMT CHRISTMAS WISHES PROJECT 2021

There are fewer than 80 days to Christmas! Does that thought fill you to the brim with excitement, or panic or dread? We all feel differently about it - and what is important about it is different for us all too. For some it’s about traditions – religious - not, making those traditional family recipes, decorating the tree in a particular way or with items made by children who now have children of their own.…

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Operation Galaxy – keeping you safe this Christmas

We all know Christmas is going to be a bit different this year – but what’s not going to change is our continued efforts to rid our communities of those who cause them the most harm. Today (Friday, December 4) we are launching a month of intensive action led by the Op Galaxy team to help make Christmas more enjoyable for the most vulnerable in our communities. Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “Christmas can be…

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Operation Santa’s Sleigh set to deliver a cracking Christmas for care leavers

A voluntary group is driving a campaign to provide a Christmas to remember for care leavers hit by isolation during a year dominated by the impact of lockdown. Organisations including businesses and charities are being urged to support Operation Santa’s Sleigh and some have already started. Volunteers from Hull City Council are on board in their roles as Room 42 champions for care leavers and backing has also come from a trade union. The team…

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Hull city centre lit up ready for Christmas

Hull’s Christmas lights have been switched on overnight, brightening up the city centre as national lockdown lifts. In a change to the usual switch-on event, which attracts thousands each year, a drone has captured the moments the that all 45,600 lights have brightened up city centre streets for 2020. As well as the 45ft Norway Spruce in Queen Victoria Square, a 15ft tree has this year been added to the already picturesque Museums Quarter, alongside…

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