Things to do in December 2016: Hull City of Culture & Lightwaves

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The Creative Tourist Cultural Calendar. This month: Hull City of Culture, Lightwaves and Christmas markets.

Lightwaves. Outdoor, light and projection-based art at Manchester’s waterfront destination. The Quays, Salford

Christmas markets. From the mega to the micro, we publish the best art and alt shopping experiences in the north. Various venues

Hull City of Culture. In 2017, Hull becomes the UK City of Culture. It’s an honour that’s only bestowed every four years, on a city that demonstrates a belief in the transformational power of culture. Get ready for 365 days of mindblowing art and culture. Various venues, Hull, launch events will take place throughout December

Small Business Saturday. Show your love for the small, the independent and the boutique. Nationwide, date TBC

Winter Arts Market. Merseyside’s largest arts and crafts market is in its eighth year, and features work from more than 200 of the region’s best artists, designers and makers, in one of the UK’s most stunning venues.  St George’s Hall, Liverpool, 3 & 4 Dec

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Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Take a look at our top recommendations for restaurants and bars to check out this spring.

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Culture Guides

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.

Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.