1) Peter Pan
The actor, singer and TV presenter Darren Day is among the cast for this year’s Hull New Theatre panto. High-flying effects, and an underwater 3D sequence, are among the visual spectaculars promised for this production, which follows Peter and the Darling family setting sail from Hull to Neverland.
Thursday, December 7, to Sunday, December 31. Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull. Tickets from £14.50. Visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk
A huge sound and light projection – which promises to transform the exterior of The Deep – begins next Friday. Floe, created by artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer, will see the side of the iconic building emblazoned with images including ice floes and underwater scenes, as part of Substance – a festival celebrating the culture and creativity of the north.
Friday, December 8, to Sunday, December 10. The Deep, Tower Street, Hull. Free. Visit www.hull2017.co.uk
3) A Colossal Wave
This virtual reality experience – including the chance to see a ball, dropped from a great height, creating a giant “wave” below – will be taking place at Hull Marina and at the C4DI building in the Fruit Market area.
Today until Sunday, December 10. C4DI, Queen Street, and Hull Marina. Free. Visit www.hull2017.co.uk
4) A Christmas Carol
Dickens’ famed festive tale is reset in Hull with this new adaptation. Staged at Hull Truck Theatre, the tale of Scrooge’s meeting with three Christmas Eve ghosts, has been written by former Coronation Street actress turned playwright Deborah McAndrew.
Friday, December 1, to Saturday, January 6. Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull. Tickets £10-£22.50. Visit www.hulltruck.co.uk
5) Dick Whittington
This comic, touring panto from Talegate Theatre follows Dick Whittington on his travels to London, in search of those streets paved with gold.
Saturday, December 9, to Thursday, December 14. The Freedom Centre, Preston Road, Hull. Tickets £4. Visit The Freedom Centre Hull on Facebook
6) Time Troopers
Get in the festive mood by creating a fun cracker card with Ho Ho Ho It’s Christmas! – the latest Time Troopers event. Held at Ferens Art Gallery, this free, family friendly craft event is held on the second Saturday of every month.
Saturday, December 9, 11am-1pm. Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull. Free entry. Visit www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums
7) Where Do We Go From Here?
Light and sound shows are taking place now at locations throughout Hull’s Old Town, marking the last major commission for 2017. Created by Jason Bruges Studio – whose work has been seen at central London locations including The Shard – it promises to be spectacular.
Friday, December 1, to Sunday, January 7, from 5pm. Locations around Hull Old Town. Free. Visit www.hull2017.co.uk
8) Christmas Craft Fayre
Father Christmas will be in his grotto at this Anlaby Park Library event, where there’ll also be children’s activities and festive crafts, alongside carols sung outside the building from 6pm.
Saturday, December 9, 5pm-8pm. Anlaby Park Library, The Greenway, Hull. Free entry. Visit the Anlaby Park Community Library Facebook page.
9) Beverley Minster Christmas Tree Festival
The Minster will once again be filled with Christmas trees inside Beverley Minster to see, all decorated by local organisations and businesses.
Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, from 10am, and Sunday, December 10, from noon. Beverley Minster, Minster Yard, Beverley.
10) Flemingate Children’s Christmas Crafts
Try out some free children’s crafts from Judy’s Attic with this event, which also includes face painting among the family activities.
Saturday, December 9, 10am-4pm. Flemingate Shopping Centre, Beverley. Free. Visit www.flemingate.co.uk