Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
Days after York switched on its lights and St Nicholas Fair began trading, York Designer Outlet gets in on the Christmas act. Back with a winter wonderland including an Ice Factor skating rink, there’s also a heated alpine-themed chalet serving refreshments. Opens Saturday – more here.
St Nicholas Fair
They’ve given traders new chalets, there are more of them and they’ll be here for longer – it’s the biggest St Nicholas Fair ever. No massive rush then, but it is the first weekend so time to scope out the shopping on Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square – more here.
Based on the classic 1950 film, this musical adaptation tells the story of Joe Gillis, a failing Hollywood screenwriter, and his relationship with faded movie star Norma Desmond. Brought to Joseph Rowntree Theatre by New Earswick Musicals it runs till Saturday – more here.
Kids explore York archives
This weekend brings to a close a week-long series of Explore Your Archive events. Children between eight and 12 are invited to look for photos and solve clues at York Explore library. Sat & Sun 9am-5pm – more here.
One of Britain’s best loved comic writers Gervase Phinn introduces his latest book A Lesson In Love, his new tale of life in the Dales. He will also sign copies after the talk, at York Explore on Saturday, from 2pm-4pm – more here.
Songs by candlelight
There’ll be few more atmospheric events this weekend than the two performances by choral group Albion. Not only are their two performances in one of York’s hidden gems – Holy Trinity, Goodramgate – they will be lit by candlelight. On Saturday at 4pm then 6pm – more here.