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Christmas on the Home Front

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Join us in a home away from home for an exciting adventure as an evacuee at Christmas!

The Travelling Pantomime

Various venues across York

The Travelling Pantomime is a socially-distanced, 70-minute extravaganza, packed to bursting with your favourite panto moments; toe-tapping musical numbers, pun-tastic routines and plenty of audience fun.

A Christmas Spectacular on Kirkgate

York Castle Museum

Snow has fallen on the famous Victorian street, Kirkgate, transforming it into a glistening stage where large-scale projections dance across the walls, bringing to life famous characters from the Nutcracker.

Christmas at the Bar Convent

The Bar Convent

Join the Bar Convent for an uplifting festive experience as we celebrate choirs of Angels and all that they represent this Christmas.

York Santa Search

York city centre

Santa and his friends have taken up residence in York city centre this December. But can you track them all down?

Santa Experience

Lendal Bridge Landing

Our Santa Experience returns later this year with new hygiene measures and social distancing in place.

Winter Wonderland at the Web

The Web Adventure Park

With fairground rides, a winter themed trail, game stalls, the indoor and outdoor play areas PLUS a chance to see Father Christmas

Christmas at Northwood

Northwood Trail

Meet St Nicholas and Lady Winter in their yuletide grottos this Christmas.

The Traditions of Christmas Tour

York Castle Museum

Come and take a stroll through Christmases past as we reveal the fascinating stories behind some of our most famous and much loved festive traditions.

Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

King's Staith Landing

Sailing on selected dates in December, our Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit.

A Very Magical Christmas

York city centre

‘A Very Magical Christmas’ embraces this beautiful season full of magic and excitement and will take you on an adventure through the spirit of Christmas.

Santa Staycation

Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Experience the enchantment of Santa’s village, elves and an audience with Santa in his cosy Winter cabin.

Jack And The Beanstalk: A Socially Distanced Panto

John Cooper Studio @ 41 Monkgate

Cue glitzy sets and costumes, a show filled with singing and dancing, lots of laughs and of course a huge Beanstalk…

Breakfast with Santa

The Black Bull 'Sizzling Pub'

Includes breakfast, juice, 5-minute visit from Santa at your table with a gift and colouring & Crayons during your visit to take home.

A Christmas Carol

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Oddsocks Productions are returning to Joseph Rowntree Theatre with their adaptation of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”.

A little story for Christmas

York Minster

Join York Minster’s clergy, in their best Christmas jumpers, for a little story for Christmas.

Christmas Nativity Sheep Trail

Clifton Moor Church and Community Centre

Join the nativity sheep trail around Clifton Moor and Rawcliffe, help the shepherds find their sheep!

Christmas 2020 at The National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

Say goodbye to 2020 and welcome in the new year with the National Railway Museum this season. Take time out to learn something new, admire engineering triumphs and—most importantly—have some festive fun!

Christmas Day Family Communion

St Luke's Church

Come and join us to celebrate Christmas Day with a family-based service including Holy Communion.

That JORVIK Viking Thing for Schools


Celebrating all things Norse especially for schools and home educators, join us free and online for daily livestreams plus a host of new video content

That JORVIK Viking Thing 2021


A new online gathering for Viking enthusiasts of all ages, created by the team behind JORVIK Viking Festival.

That Live JORVIK Viking Thing


Four hour livestreamed extravaganza as part of the final day of That JORVIK Viking Thing 2021.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic


Grab your Teddy Bear or favourite cuddly toy, make some sandwiches and sit down to enjoy this heart-warming, lively performance that is fun for all the family!