The Magic of Christmas returns to the Museums Quarter

Published: Friday 24th November 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Hull’s picturesque Museum Quarter serves as the perfect backdrop to this festive family day out.

The fantastic event will transform Hull’s Old Town into a winter wonderland, packed full of delicious tummy-warming food and drink stalls, live street theatre, and even Santa himself will be paying a visit. The Magic of Christmas really is a superb way to kickstart the Crimbo period.

Those who visited last year will be delighted to hear that the life-sized and loveable animatronic beast Bjorn the Polar Bear is one of the highlights of the afternoon.

Meanwhile, children will be pleased to greet real-life reindeer situated just outside of Father Christmas’s grotto. Pop in and see the old man and tell him what you would love to find under your tree on the 25th.

You can also ride the traditional carousel that may bring back fond memories of your own youth. On top of this, a wide range of crafts, face painting and kids workshops will be on offer throughout the day.

Theatrical storytellers will be on hand to lift everyone’s spirits and get you in a magical mood. On top of this, brass bands, choirs and other street performers will set the scene for a heart-warming day for all the family.

If it gets a bit frosty, you can get away from the winter chill inside the Street Life Museum of Transport. But watch out, as you may bump into the coldhearted Ebenezer Scrooge on your travels.

Whilst inside the museum, explore the cobbled streets and help Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig from Charles Dickens’ popular novel A Christmas Carol as they prepare for the big day. And make sure to pop over to the Victorian shop, where you can search for the ideal present with Bob Cratchit for Tiny Tim.

Mums, dads, grandmas and grandads will particularly enjoy the Punch and Judy show, which adds even more to an already cosy Christmas atmosphere.

The special one-day celebration truly embraces the charm of the Yuletide season, with most of the events and activities free to join in and enjoy.

Afterwards, why not fill your bellies with tasty treats from local traders. The High Street will be lined with gorgeous dishes and hot drinks to indulge in.

With the museums already attracting over one million visitors in 2017, this enchanting afternoon is set to be popular among both residents and visitors to the city. It is a wonderful way to draw a close on the amazing Hull UK City of Culture events that have kept us busy and entertained all year.

The Magic of Christmas takes place in the Museums Quarter of Hull this Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Entry is completely free but some events are ticketed and capacity is limited on the day due to high demand.

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Published: Friday 24th November 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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