Our guide to what you can do over the Christmas holiday

Date published: 23 December 2017

Christmas Day Family Services, Meal for the homeless, Breakfasts, Beers & Band, Motown & Northern Soul, Winter Walk, Indie Christmas Party lots to do in-between Christmas and New Year. 

  • Monday 25 December, Christmas Day  

Christmas Day Family Services and the Christmas meal for the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers

  • Tuesday 26 December, Boxing Day

Breakfasts, Beers & Band - Idol Frets Boxing Day Party - The Flying Horse Hotel

Motown & Northern Soul Boxing Day Special - 8.00pm - 4.00am,Empire Rochdale
Doors Open 8pm and band on stage 10pm. 12 Piece Classic Motown Soul Anthems Band: Mean Business. + Special guest DJ's - Exit 21 Soul Club Aka: Neil Horsman & Steven Henderson playing strictly the original vinyl records of the era.

Boxing Day Walk - Wardle Village
This walk was started 43 years ago by a Cub from Wardle Cub Pack who needed to complete his Gold Arrow by organising an outing for his Six. The leader who accompanied the Six thought it was a great idea to encourage villagers to walk off the Christmas excesses, so the following year it started as a village event and villagers have been meeting up to do the walk ever since.

  • Wednesday 27 December

The Kosmic Jam - A Creative Night of Free Improvisation in Music and Word - 8.30pm, The Albion Inn
A gathering of performance artists of many disciplines, entering the realm of the now to capture the moment through improvisation.

DJ Dave Sweetmoore's Indie Christmas Party - 8.00pm - 2.00am, Empire Rochdale
You are here by invited to the special end of year - Indie Christmas Party Party with DJ / Host Dave Sweetmore

  • Thursday 28 December

Jam Night - 8.00pm, The Flying Horse Hotel
Come down and watch a live band with Nick's Jam Night at the Flyer!

Live Music: Guns 2 Roses (Guns 'n' Roses tribute) - 8.00pm - 2.00am, Empire Rochdale
Doors Open 8pm and band on stage 10pm. Appetite For Destruction 30th Anniversary Tour - the most notorious Guns 'n' Roses tribute in history, established 2002.

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