December Events Listings for Shire Hall, Dorchester

What: Wreath making workshop.
 
When: December 1 from 2pm-4pm
 
Tickets and info: Tickets are £20, which includes foliage, tea or coffee and a mince pie. Booking is essential so please call 01305 261849 or visit shirehalldorset.org.uk.
 
 
What: Christmas Film: Arthur Christmas.
 
When: Wednesday, December 5, at 4pm.
 
Tickets and info: £4 per child (parents watch free.) There will be hot chocolate and popcorn also provided. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Judge Santa will be in Shire Hall’s courtroom deciding who has been naughty and nice.
 
When: Christmas Cracker Night, December 6th from 4pm-8pm and then every Saturday and Sunday until December 23.
 
Tickets and info: £4 per child to include Santa visit and toy. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Carols in the courtroom.
 
When: December 8 at 1pm.
 
Tickets and info: Cellist Sally Flann and violinist Russell Dawson performing a lunchtime concert of well-known Christmas favourites. Free to museum visitors. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Jewellery making with Caroline Parrott.
 
When: December 8, 10am-4pm in the learning Room.
 
Tickets and info: £65 – includes all materials and lunch. Students typically create 5 different pieces in a day including, earrings, bangles and pendants. Suitable for beginners and those with experience of jewellery making. For more information call Abbie King on 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Christmas Film: The Polar Express.
 
When: Wednesday, December 12, at 4pm.
 
Tickets and info: £4 per child (parents watch free.) There will be hot chocolate and popcorn also provided. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: New Hardy Players will be hosting a special fundraiser for charity Mind in the courtroom.
 
When: Thursday, December 13, at 7.30pm.
 
Tickets and info: £15. This will include a selection of Christmas carols, midwinter poetry from Thomas Hardy and William Barnes, dramatic scenes from the Mayor of Casterbridge and Under the Greenwood Tree and a Christmas Mummers play. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Christmas Craft – Making Christmas slime and other Christmassy crafts.
 
When: Saturday, December 15, 10am – 4pm.
 
Tickets and info: Cost £3 per child with all materials included. This workshop is suitable for ages 3yrs+. No need to book, just drop in!
 
 
What: Crossway Handbell Ringers.
 
When: Saturday, December 15, at 3pm in the café
 
Tickets and info: Free to museum visitors. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Purbeck Village Quire will be performing in the acoustics of the Georgian courtroom.
 
When: Sunday, December 16, at 1pm.
 
Tickets and info: £5 or free with an annual pass. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.
 
 
What: Christmas Film: Your choice!
 
When: Wednesday, December 19, at 4pm.
 
Tickets and info: You choose our final Christmas film. £4 per child (parents watch free.) There will be hot chocolate and popcorn also provided. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.