Illumine: Light Up Wakefield
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Illumine: Light Up Wakefield

Price
FREE
Dates
Friday 26th November 2021 - Sunday 28th November 2021
Times
Friday 26 November: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday 27 November: 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday 28 November: 10am - 6:30pm
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Celebrate the start of the festive season here at the National Coal Mining Museum!

Enjoy live music from Hade Edge brass band, warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and, on the Friday, watch as Santa arrives at the mine to switch on the Christmas lights across the Museum, before he heads underground to collect his coal.

While you’re here, keep an eye out for some extra special surprises lighting up the Museum for this weekend only.

Don’t miss some fab discounts in our shop all weekend, as well as 10% off as part of Museum Shop Sunday!

Wondering what to do for tea? Our Cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold dishes including our Christmas Dinner Butty.

What’s On:
Friday 26th November

5pm – 8pm
Christmas Makers’ Shed – design a 3D Christmas lantern
(Learning Space)
5pm – 8pm
Torchlit story trail – self-guided trail available from the
Museum shop
5.15pm – 5.45pm
Performance by Hade Edge Brass Band (Pit Yard)
6.00pm
Santa arrives to light up the Museum (Pit Yard)
6.15pm – 8pm
Have your photograph taken with Santa (Lamproom) (£5
per photo)
6.15pm – 6.45pm
Performance by Huddersfield Choral Youth Choirs (Pit
Yard)
7.15pm – 7.45pm
Performance by Hade Edge Brass Band (Pit Yard)
8.00pm
Event finishes

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 November /
10am – 6:30pm

10am – 6:30pm

Torchlit story trail – self-guided trail available from the Museum shop

10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm

Join our living history performers for a wintery story and songs. £2pp (children under 1yr go free)

11am – 5:30pm

Christmas Makers’ Shed – design a 3D Christmas lantern (Learning Space)

1.30pm – 2.15pm, 2.45pm – 3.30pm, 4.15pm – 5.00pm

Performance by Hade Edge Brass Band (Pit Yard)

2.15-2.45pm & 3.30-4.15pm

Choir performances (Pit Yard)

Saturday: Sing and Breathe

Sunday: Singing Mums

This event is part of Light Up, led by Wakefield Council, from 17 November to 5 December 2021 across the Wakefield district. See more on their website