On Thursday 17th November the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland when YorkMix Radio hosts a very special preview evening.
But who should join us to turn the lights on? We’re on the hunt for a local hero to join the YorkMix Radio team as we turn on the lights and start off the skating season.
Nominate your hero below.
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All about Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
Award-winning Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland makes a welcome return to York Designer Outlet between Friday 18th November 2021 and Sunday 8th January 2022.
The Ice Factor – the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink at 975 sq. m – will once again have a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece. Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the rink side cafe and a viewing platform, this magical setting makes for the perfect festive experience for all ages.
Overlooking the ice rink is The Chalet, a cosy alpine-themed, après-skate café and an ideal spot to warm up after a session on the ice or to watch the skaters glide past. Mulled wine, the best hot chocolate in town, hot dogs, toasties and sweet treats will be available to purchase, and private parties can also be arranged.
The vintage funfair features rides from the golden era of fairgrounds. Speed and thrills await on the 1936 Speedway, the 1937 Brooklands Dodgems or the stunning 1930s Chair-o-Plane. Muffin the Mule and Hush Hush the train will delight children, as will the games stalls offering prizes galore.
Christmas would not be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves. Visitors can follow the path through the snowy enchanted woodland to find his cosy log cabin and collect a special gift.