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Cinderella, Christmas carols & more – Hull events roundup 13 Dec

Only 2 weeks until Christmas, and it’ll be before our next roundup… So Merry Christmas in advance! If you’re looking for some top-notch events to keep you entertained in the lead-up and aftermath of the big day, worry not! From the enchanting “Princess and The Frog” at Hull Truck Theatre to the nostalgia-filled “Sensational 60s Experience” at Hull City Hall, there’s something to delight everyone.

There are plenty more events going on too, and even more outside of this article. Don’t forget to check out our events listings for all of them!

Princess and The Frog at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and Time: Wed 13 Dec 2023 – Sun 31 Dec 2023 @ 10:30am – 2:00pm

Dive into a unique twist on a classic tale with “Princess and The Frog” at Hull Truck Theatre. Meet Princess Lily, not your ordinary princess – she’s a Dr. Martens-wearing, tree-climbing enthusiast with a love for football. This family adventure promises a festive blend of spirit, slime, and sparkle, offering an engaging experience for all ages.

Hull Music Service: Festival of Carols at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Wed 13 Dec 2023 @ 6:00pm

Celebrate this festive season with the enchanting “Festival of Carols” at Hull City Hall. Featuring performances by Hull Primary schools and the NHS Choir, the event will not only showcase seasonal classics but also the premiere of ‘Song for Hull 2024’. It’s an evening that promises to fill your heart with the joy and spirit of Christmas.

A Motown Merry Christmas at Doubletree by Hilton Hull

Date and Time: Thu 14 Dec 2023 @ 6:30pm – 12:00am

Get ready for “A Motown Merry Christmas” at the Doubletree by Hilton Hull. The night will be filled with the magic of Motown, complete with a live band, DJ, a two-course meal, and a welcome glass of fizz. It’s an ideal event for those looking to dance the night away to classic Motown hits in a festive setting.

Showaddywaddy at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Fri 15 Dec 2023 @ 7:30pm

Celebrate the golden 50th Anniversary of Showaddywaddy at Hull City Hall. Known for their dynamic and uplifting shows, they’ll perform all their greatest hits. It’s a nostalgic journey back in time, offering an evening of entertainment and memories.

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Sat 16 Dec 2023 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Experience the world’s favorite George Michael celebration with “Fastlove” at Hull City Hall. This West End production brings back old classics, allowing fans to relive the magic of one of the greatest musicians ever. A must-attend event for any George Michael enthusiast.

Cinderella at Hull New Theatre

Date and Time: Sat 16 Dec – 7 Jan 2024 @ Various times

This season, Hull New Theatre brings the classic tale of “Cinderella” to life. Known for its laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, and beautiful costumes, this production is filled with traditional pantomime elements that will enchant audiences of all ages.

ICE to Meet You at The Deep

Date and Time: Sat 16 Dec – Sun 7 Jan 2023

Can frogs really freeze and come back to life? How do our local animals adapt to the cold British winter? Join The Deep from the 16th December to the 7th January for ‘ICE’ to Meet You, to find out more! ‘Bob’ down to Endless Ocean for daily presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Explore the amazing ways in which both aquatic and amphibious animals adapt in icy cold environments. Plus, you can learn more about how climate change impacts our planet with fun and interactive activities – quizzes, crafts, and more.


Date and Time: Sat 16 Dec 2023 @ 7:00pm

Join the excitement at Connexin Live with New Generation Wrestling’s 15th-anniversary celebration. Known as Europe’s biggest and best family-friendly wrestling show, it’s an event filled with high-energy performances and action-packed entertainment.

Big Band Christmas Concert at Middleton Hall

Date and Time: Sat 16 Dec 2023 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Middleton Hall presents an evening of jazz and swing with the Hull University Big Band. The concert will feature a mix of big band standards and contemporary pieces, showcasing the hard work and talent of the band.

Kids party bingo with a Santa visit at Stage Door

Date and Time: Sun 17 Dec 2023 @ 12:00pm – 5:00pm

The Stage Door hosts a unique kids’ party with bingo and a special visit from Santa. Every child will have a private meet-and-greet in Santa’s grotto, followed by an exciting disco bingo party with lots of fun prizes.

The Small Business, Big Christmas at BrewDog Hull

Date and Time: Tue 19 Dec 2023 @ 6:00pm – 12:00am

BrewDog Hull celebrates the festive season with “The Small Business, Big Christmas” party. It’s an opportunity for local businesses to network, enjoy live entertainment, and indulge in Christmas fun, all while supporting each other.

The Sensational 60s Experience at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Sat 20 Apr 2024 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Take a trip down memory lane with “The Sensational 60s Experience” at Hull City Hall. An ideal night for those looking to relive their youth or those curious about their parents’ rave reviews of the 60s music era.

Badapple Theatre Company present ‘Farmer Scrooge’s Christmas Carol’ at Burton Fleming Village Hall

Date and Time: Wed 20 Dec 2023 @ 6:30pm – 6:00pm

Badapple Theatre Company brings a festive treat with “Farmer Scrooge’s Christmas Carol” at Burton Fleming Village Hall. This comedic twist on the Dickens classic is part of their 25th-anniversary celebration tour and is sure to be a delightful experience for the whole family.

Middle Child Panto: Red Riding Hood at Social

Date and time: Thu 21 Dec 2023 – Sat 30 Dec 2023 @ 12:00am – 12:00

Catch Middle Child down Humber Street this Christmas to join the gang and kickstart a new family tradition! First performed in 2011, their alternative panto is a homegrown hit, with a different story chosen every year by their audience. This year’s panto is Red Riding Hood as you’ve never seen it before, featuring Red Riding Hood and her granny Pattie Breadcake, news reporter Rupert Scaremonger, famed hunter Colonel Blowhard and a werewolf on the streets of Hull. Awoooo!

90’s Party Night at Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

Date and time: Fri 22 Dec 2023 @ 7:00pm – 1:00am

The ultimate 90’s throwback and a delicious 2-course hot buffet await at Mercure Grange Park Hotel this Christmas! Get ready to sing, dance and reminisce about all the unforgettable hits from one of the most iconic decades in music history.

The Sesh Boxing Day Special at Polar Bear Music Club

Date and time: Tue 26 Dec @ 8:30pm – 2:30am

Another instalment of Hull’s original weekly Live music night occurs on Boxing Day, with their Boxing Day Special! Featuring Lumer, a Post-punk quartet based in Yorkshire, and Autosuggestion, a Hull-born, 4-piece post-punk outfit, it promises to be a banging night of Live music long into the night.

Visit our events directory here for all the info and details about these events and more. Some events may also be sourced from other locations, including Hull Theatres and Visit Hull. Enjoy a fantastic week in Hull and East Yorkshire!

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