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 (extra shows added: 19-24 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 SOLD OUT – RETURNS ONLY), 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. Or embrace the midwinter traditions of Shetland, Sweden and Norway with the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (13 December).

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.

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