What’s on Christmas 2017 – Coming up in Hebden Bridge
So there are a few events and other activities happening all around Hebden Bridge in the run-up to to Christmas. We have endeavoured to list as many in and around Hebden Bridge as we can, though if we have missed you out then please get in touch with Silly Billy’s either through our Facebook Page or on this contact form.
Please give us your event details and we will add them to this post.
Friday 17th November Christmas Lights switch On in Hebden Bridge
Friday 17th November Christmas Late Night Opening
To coincide with the Christmas lights switch on this Friday 17th (tomorrow) November both Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and Homely at Hebden will be staying open later so pop along and see us in Old Gate House, across the river, we may even do some Mince Pies !!
Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Lights
At St Michael’s Square in Mytholmroyd from 12 noon on Saturday 18th November for the Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
Full day of festive treats includes a local traders and craft market with over 40 stalls, why not pick up a few stocking fillers. There will be entertainment from Hebden Bridge Brass Band, the Peace Artistes, Bazzmatazz and local schools. With free mulled wine and mince pies (courtesy of your Local Coop) activities for children and of course a visit from that very special gent, Father Christmas.
- Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Fire Station Open Day
Between 12:00 and 18:00
- Saturday 18th November Christmas Art Fair at The Waterfront Hall,
The Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge
11am – 4pm
- Saturday 25 November 2017 Todmorden’s Lamplighter Festival
Further Details here
- Saturday 2 December 2017 Christmas Fayre Hope Baptist Chapel. 10 until 4pm.
Festive stalls, cake, mince pies, tea & coffee.
Come and join us in the popular Chatty Cafe, and maybe get a Christmas present from our selection of handmade gifts.
- Monday 11 December 2017 Carol Singing at the Railway Station
5:15 pm (for about an hour or so).
This is to raise money for The Railway Children Charity
Come along and sing or bring an instrument.
- Friday 15 December 2017 Christmas Carol Service 6-30pm
St. James’ Church, Church lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS
A family friendly service with Hebden Royd Primary School choir; carols and readings.
Refreshments afterwards including Mulled wine, coffee, mince pies.
- Sunday 24th December 2017
Annual showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Hebden Bridge Picture House
- Sunday 24th December 2017 – Carols in the Square, Hebden Bridge
From 6 30pm
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Stocking Fillers Christmas 2017
We have written about Stocking Fillers before on this blog, at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we have a variety of gifts for Stocking Fillers, though the great question would be what is the average cost of a stocking filler present in the UK. So I did some research on this and GoCompare did a survey in 2014 reckoning the average cost of filling a stocking was £37. The author no longer makes stockings for his now teenage children, rightly or wrongly, having a cut-off point when they reached their auspicious youthfulness.
For the benefit of this post I am going to have a stocking filler cut off point of £6 per item, so here are some exciting gifts that you could potentially use as stocking fillers:
These are just some examples of possible stocking fillers that you could purchase from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge. To get a complete idea of what we stock it would be best for you to come and visit us, if you struggle at all with that then there is a very easy to use map of Silly Billy’s on our website.
Why not follow Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Facebook and Silly Billy’s on Pinterest ?
Have you seen our amazing Competition for Christmas 2017
Did you know Silly Billy’s are featured on the recommended Visit Hebden Bridge Website
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In 1982, a present went missing from under Reddit user OMG party’s Christmas tree.
His mom had accidentally misplaced the X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker action figure the budding Star Wars fan wanted.
Fast forward 33 years later. This year, the redditor’s mom found the gift lurking in the back of a drawer in her house, still in the box she bought it in with the original K-Mart price tag.
Only now, instead of being a cheap kids’ stocking stuffer, it’s a highly sought-after Star Wars collectible that could be worth hundreds if you could ever part with it. Surprise! Merry Christmas!
“My mom bought this back in the 80’s and forgot about it in the back of a drawer,” The redditor wrote on Imgur. “Today she gave it to me as a Christmas gift! I’m amazed! Going to be holding on to this forever!”
In an email to the Daily Dot, he said:
Back in probably 81 or 82 my Mom bought this for me, knowing that I was crazy about Star Wars toys. Most of my childhood memories are of playing with Star Wars figures. For whatever reason my Mom ended up putting it in a drawer and just held on to it all these years waiting for the right time!
Knowing how excited I was for the new Star Wars film, she decided that this was the year!
So that’s the story! I’m pretty surprised, that’s a long time to hold on waiting for the right moment!
In terms of value, someone on my Facebook feed said $500 but I think that’s most likely WAY WAY over inflated. It’s got some weathering that would keep it from being considered “New in the box” to collectors. Not that it matters, there is absolutely NO way that I would ever sell this. No amount of money is worth it’s value to me as a gift from my Mom!
The X-Wing fighter pilot Luke is one of a series of Star Wars action figures produced by the Kenner toy company between 1978 and 1985. Fans refer to this as “the vintage line.” The X-Wing version of Luke originally debuted with Kenner’s X-Wing model before getting his own box and costume in 1979. As action figures go, this one is pretty iconic.
Since OMG party’s gift is still in its original packaging, known as a 20/21 back card, it’s considerably more valuable as a collector’s item than any of the millions of similar X-wing pilot Luke’s that have been taken out and played with. (In collectors’ jargon, these toys are “loose.”) And since it features a special promotion for Return of the Jedi, it could easily be worth several hundred dollars.
Not bad for a mom who left her son’s present in a drawer for three decades. It’s not every day you get to surprise your kid with an amazing vintage action figure; but then that’s what the magic of Christmas and Star Wars at Christmas is all about.
Photo via Imgur
Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/geek/star-wars-fan-vintage-line-action-figure-found-in-drawer/
Did you know at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we have LEGO Star Wars Advent calendars and more types of Christmas Toy Advent Calendars in store than ever before!
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Here are some new Products that we have recently brought in to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
After the recent sad demise of the Tree House on Market Street, Silly Billy’s are happy to announce that we now have a greater selection of Wooden Toys and we plan on stocking even more Wooden Toys in 2018.
Recently we have brought into our Toy Shop, after some customer requests, Modelling Ballons at only £1.50 for 15
We also now have painting aprons for the younger children and also a wide selection of paints, including Poster Paints in Primary Colours at £2.50, also Finger Paints at £5.99, we also have Crayola Colours in various forms, including an 18 Colour palette of Kids Paint at £4.99 plus various Chunky Crayons and Finger paints for our younger creative audience.
Painting / Play Apron
So these craft toys and other toys may not necessarily just be for Christmas 2017, unlike the amazing LEGO Ninjago range which is proving to be immensely popular; although we do tend to sell a lot of toys and crafty gifts like this over the Christmas period, as well as many Pocket Money Toys, did you know we have Toys from 50 pence here at Silly Billy’s. Where else can you buy a gift, fun thing, for 50 Pence (GBP) ?
Countdown to Christmas 2017
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This post like all the others in this blog is created by Robert A Williams who is posting one post a day up to Christmas Eve 2017 for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in an attempt to increase our blog following and Social Media presence. If you haven’t done it already it is definitely worth following Silly Billy’s on Facebook
Other New Products Include a very lovely marble based Solitaire set from The House of Marbles
And an updated version of Bananagrams, the fantastic anagram game which would make a great gift for Christmas.
Go WILD with the Word race game that drives you Bananas
- The addictive word game just got WILDER. Introducing BANANAGRAMS WildTiles
- As players race to build crossword grids, now there are 6 special tiles they can pick up and play as many times as needed, standing in for any letter
- Suitable for 1 to 8 players.
- A must for holidays.
- Bananagrams Wild Tiles is suitable for ages 5 years and over
Other Exciting Games for Christmas 2017 and All Year round:
- Pass The Pigs
- Scrabble, Senior, Junior and Travel Scrabble
- Chess, Draughts
- Travel Games, Ludo, Sea Battle, Travel Chess, Travel Snakes and Ladders
- Large Board Snakes and Ladders
- and many more, so pop in and see us at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge
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LEGO Christmas 2017 at Silly Billy’s
I am not going to list all the LEGO that we have at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop as it would take too long and be quite a long read. Instead I am going to list the LEGO themes that we have at Silly Billy’s
- LEGO Ninjago
- LEGO Creator
- LEGO City
- LEGO Star Wars
- LEGO Friends
- LEGO Advent Calendars
- LEGO Architecture
- LEGO Technic
- LEGO Speed Champions
- LEGO Minecraft
- LEGO Baseplates and Duplo Baseplates
- LEGO Duplo
LEGO is one of the most popular toys that we have and our LEGO Stocks for Christmas 2017 are far greater than they were for Christmas 2016 so if you want to know what we have got then please come and visit us at the best independent toy shop in England, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
If you did not realise, the LEGO Ninjago movie is on general release today and we have a mammoth amount of Ninjago ready for Christmas plus Ninjago Minifigures, which are fast running out. We are also one of the few shops that actually use the LEGO Loyalty Card system for Minifigures, once you buy 5 the Sixth Minifigure comes free, Loyalty Cards are non-transferable between Minifigure series.
LEGO is one of the top selling toys in the World and we have stocked LEGO since we first opened 20 years ago in 1997. Recently the LEGO house has opened in Billund in Denmark, you can see that we have published this information already on our wonderful Facebook Page. We are aiming to get 3,000 page likes before the end of 2017 so if you could like and share Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook Page that would really be appreciated.
So if you are shopping for Christmas 2017 then please come and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge and buy your LEGO Christmas 2017 toys here.
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