There’s something to bring everyone to Bury this December, with a Christmas programme at The Met packed with music, laughter, and a little festive magic.

Our family show Lily and the Christmas Snow Bear (20-24 December) is a glittering winter treat for ages 3 and over, with maybe the cutest puppet we’ve ever seen here on stage. The story of a brave little girl and a lost little bear is sure to be a hit, from the people behind last year’s hugely successful show Santa’s Little Helper.

There are plenty more reasons to come out to The Met in the dark nights of December though, with warm welcomes and busy rooms guaranteed during a packed season of gigs. You’ll have to be quick to get tickets for an evening with The Met patron Tony Walsh (12 December), the local wordsmith who is fast becoming the voice of modern Manchester.

You know The Met is famous for folk and roots music (with regular festive favourites and folk legends St Agnes Fountain returning on 4 December), so why not try A Celtic Christmas with Calan (6 December); the high-energy young 5-piece bring a wealth of contemporary influences to the traditional music of their native Wales and will be stomping, reeling and jigging their way through seasonal and traditional tunes.

Thea Gilmore‘s Christmas Party Tour reaches us on 8 December; featuring songs from Thea’s own seasonal album Strange Communion and her own versions of Christmas classics, this will be a fantastic festive evening in the company of one of the country’s finest singer-songwriters.

Check out our festive highlights below, or view What’s On in December for the full line-up.

Making a night of it? Check out the Christmas Menu from our restaurant Automatic; a 3 course Christmas special is just £25 per person, available from 1 December.

Part of Christmas at The Met

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St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word.

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A Celtic Christmas with Calan

Celebrate the yuletide season with bagpipes, fiddles and step dancing.

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First Thursday Comedy Club – Christmas 2018

Featuring Mitch Benn, Danny Posthill and Bobby Murdock.

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Thea Gilmore

Songs from Thea's christmas album Strange Communion plus her own highly individual versions of the christmas classics.

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An evening with Tony Walsh

Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer.

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Starlite Campbell Band

The Starlite Campbell Band is a four piece steeped in British blues.

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Lily and the Christmas Snow Bear

A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl.

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