The Hallé – Christmas Family Concert at Bridgewater Hall

Debbie Cowley, Families Editor
A violin player - part of the Halle's Christmas Family Concert
The Hallé

The Hallé - Christmas Family Concert at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 15 December 2019, from £17.50 - Book now

Join the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall this December for their much loved Christmas Family Concert. Ruthy the red-nosed reindeer needs your help! She’s on a Christmas quest to join the Sleigh Team in time for Santa’s biggest day.

Is it possible to feel more Christmassy than when listening to Anderson’s Sleigh Ride performed live by Manchester’s very own ho ho Hallé? Click play below and decide for yourself.


Get your whole family together and take flight on this classical music adventure, where you’ll enjoy some seasonal favourites. The Hallé’s Christmas Family Concert is one of the most anticipated events in our Christmas calendar. You certainly don’t need to be a classical music aficionado to get a lot out of this event. In fact these concerts are a wonderful way to introduce your family to classical music. Fun for every age, the whole family will delight in this year’s fun-packed programme, which is set to include:

Troika – Prokofiev
E.T.: Flying Theme – John Williams
Silent Night – Gruber
The Nutcracker: extracts – Tchaikovsky
Sleigh Ride – Anderson
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Marks
The A-Team: theme tune – Carpenter and Post

Jack Ridley

Ruth Rosales, presenter

The concert starts at 11.00am but from 10.15am there will be activities for families in The Bridgewater Hall foyer, as well as during the interval. There will be circus acts, face painting and music on the prow from the Bramhall High School Band. We’ve also heard a rumour that if the children have been very good, there could be a special visit from ‘you-know-who’ during the concert…

Ruthy the red-nosed reindeer needs your family, so remember to take your best festive singing voices and prancing, dancing feet!

The Hallé - Christmas Family Concert at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre

15 December 2019 11:00 am
From £17.50