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Christmas Returns To The Piece Hall In Halifax After Tree Collapse

The Piece Hall has finally replaced its Christmas Tree after Storm Elin caused it to collapse on Saturday.

The storm led to major disruption for the Piece Hall as they also had to cancel a planned show with ‘Dick and Dom’ which was due to take place in the Christmas Spiegeltent.

Piece Hall workers decorate the new Christmas Tree with lights

Dick and Dom announced on their social media that the event was cancelled due to “high winds” and that they would be in touch about refunds.

The fallen tree was taken away in the early hours of Thursday morning, before Piece Hall staff were seen decorating a new tree with Christmas lights a few hours later.

The collapsed tree was cordoned off until it could be removed on Thursday

Jemima Mitchell, an employee at the Piece Hall Deli, said: “With outdoor venues like the Piece Hall, the weather has a big impact on events and visitor numbers”. She continued: “Luckily the people of Halifax are understanding, and a lot were just happy to see the new tree go up”.

The Piece Hall has had a record-breaking number of visitors to its Christmas Markets this year with 332,551 visitors across the three week event. Visitors enjoyed stalls, rides and live music, as well as the Piece Hall’s permanent shops and restaurants.

One visitor, Amy Dickinson, said: “It brings a lot more people in, it gets a lot busier which means businesses are getting a lot more money and a lot more popularity. And of course people get to see Halifax”.

The venue has gained in popularity since its £19 million regeneration in 2017 with many exciting artists performing at the venue annually.

The Piece Hall recently announced its huge headliners for 2024, which include Bryan Adams, Blondie, Noel Gallagher and McFly.

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