Help us find a switch-on star
On Thursday 16th 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 young person who’s a local hero to join the YorkMix Radio team as we turn on the lights and start off the skating season.
Do you know anyone aged under 18 who deserves to be a switch-on star? If so, please nominate them in the form below.
Nominate your star below
All about Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
The Award-winning Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is making a welcome return to York Designer Outlet (South Entrance) from Friday 17th November 2023 to Sunday 7th January 2024.
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. Sessions start from 9.30am, with the last session at 8.30pm. *Please be sure to check ice skating and funfair opening times on the event website before visiting.
This year the funfair will be bigger and better than ever, with new modern rides including an exciting Twist and Waltzer augmenting the perennial family favourite, the vintage Dodgems dating from 1937. In addition, there will be plenty to enthral younger visitors with 5 children’s rides as well as game stalls offering prizes every time.
Also new to Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland this year is a terrace overlooking the ice rink, exclusively for patrons of The Chalet café, bringing them closer to the thrills and spills of outdoor skating, and providing the perfect spot from which to enjoy a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Inside the cosy alpine-themed, après-skate café, tasty winter-warming food and drinks as well as sweet treats will be available to purchase, and private parties can also be arranged. The Winter Garden with its heated covered picnic tables offers an alternative outdoor eating area, with The Dog Haus cabin selling a range of hot dogs and festive drinks.
Christmas would not be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves, and this year visitors can enjoy an extended snowy woodland walk to his cosy log cabin grotto where a warm welcome and a special gift for children awaits. (additional cost – book separately).