Say Bye, Bye Clickmas, Hello Christmas this Year

Hello Christmas

We have launched our 2021 Christmas campaign. Bye bye Clickmas, hello Christmas encourages residents and visitors to rediscover the magic of Christmas in the towns and villages across the district.

The campaign, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, features local businesses from across Kirklees, showcases some of the unique retail, dining and leisure on offer during the festive season, and all year round.

A series of films, featuring local residents and businesses, will be released in the run up to Christmas in the hopes of inspiring some festive cheer and encouraging everyone to shop local.

Councillor Eric Firth, Cabinet Member for Town Centres said:

“There were lots of things missing from the Christmas festivities last year that perhaps took the shine off the usual fun people have at this time of year. This year, all of those things are back.

As our Christmas messaging says, it is difficult to get that magic feeling whilst online shopping so, for those that can, we want to encourage residents and visitors to visit our shops, restaurants, bars, parks and everything else we have to offer in Kirklees.

I would remind people to be kind to each other so that everyone can safely enjoy some festive fun.”

Find out more

There is a full line up of festive events including carol singing, Santa trails, light switch ons, pantos, grottos and so much more. Details of all the events, plus the first film, can be found at

The project is receiving up to £70,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit