The Big Christmas Ukulele Party – Blackpool, 10 December

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A fantastic way to get in the festive mood, our Big Christmas Ukulele Party promises fun, learning, music and bright lights! Based at the four star Hilton Hotel, on Saturday 10 December, the event begins with a workshop for all with the fabulous Mersey Belles at 2pm.

After a restorative (and complimentary) drink of mulled wine and a mince pie, we’ll all play together in a Christmas themed Big Sing & Strumalong. Next, something a bit special as outside the hotel, we’ll find HMS Blackpool and the Western Train, two beautiful, illuminated trams that we’ve specially chartered to take our party up and down the prom for a ukulele experience to remember.

When we’ve played and promenaded in our private trams, it is back to the hotel, where there’s time to spruce ourselves up before an evening glass of bubbly (on us), followed by an excellent four course gala dinner, provided to us by the Hilton chefs.

Every ticket holder will get a Christmas present from us, we’ll have completed a present wrapping marathon in the preceding weeks, and while we’ll not say exactly what the present is, you may be able to guess what gift you’d received at a ukulele event (a tip, it isn’t socks!).

Once our lovely Christmas meal is polished off, we’ll have an evening of music, with sets from Feckless, Fuddle and the Fossil, the ever-entertaining Dead Mans Uke and the wonderful Mersey Belles. Maybe in Santa outfits (not with beards!)

This will be a lovely festive break with our usual crowd of super-friendly folk, mingling, making new friends, having laughs and playing some tunes together. Add in that exciting feeling of being in Blackpool you used to get as a kid – while all the time remaining comfortable in four star surroundings and private chartered trams. Lovely!

We have day tickets on sale at £75, including tutorial, mulled wine, mince pie, Big Strum & Singalong, private tram tour, welcome bubbly, wine on tables, ‘themed present worth £30, four course meal and an evening’s entertainment. Or, for £250 based on two sharing on a bed and breakfast basis at the four star Hilton, including a ticket each too. A perfect festive mini-break packed with ukulele fun!

** Single Rooms… The Hilton doesn’t have any. If you book early and direct with them, you can get a reasonable rate on a double or twin which makes the price not too bad – when you buy a day ticket too. There are also many hotels nearby for less money (and less stars!). The day ticket doesn’t give you bed and breakfast at the Hilton, but does give you access to EVERYTHING else ***