Six things to do in York this weekend, November 23 and 24, 2013

22 Nov 2013 @ 3.00 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightGet your skates on – the Winter Wonderland’s arrived. There’s also an early chance to meet Father Christmas, a stand up star at the Barbican and you can downsize with the dolls houses. Remember there’s many more events in our What’s On guide.

Doll’s House Fair


Small, they say, is beautiful. And if you want to fill your little world right up this weekend, head to York’s Doll House and Miniatures Fair where most of the scaled down supplies are handmade. York Racecourse, Sunday

NRM photo exhibition


The National Railway Museum is celebrating Britain’s beautiful locations and locomotives with its Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Lines In The Landscape, founded by one of the most respected landscape photographers Charlie Waite. The best pix from the last four years are on show from now till May.

Winter Wonderland opens


The Ice Factor is back! And unlike the X Factor, it’s well worth a look. This year’s Winter Wonderland at the York Designer Outlet incorporates ice skating at North England’s largest outdoor ice rink with a traditional funfair, Santa’s grotto, Scandinavian style refreshments and, of course, Christmas shopping.

Baubles workshop

Photograph: Vicky Brock on Flickr
Photograph: Vicky Brock on Flickr

Does anything say Christmas like that twinkling sphere of bling, the bauble? Take your kids along to the Castle Museum to design and decorate willow circles as baubles and bunting to take home, with artist Griselda Goldsbrough. Saturday, from 10am

Comedy with Chris Ramsey


Is the genial South Shields stand up and Hebburn star really The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television? Find out at York Barbican this Sunday, when Ramsey will explain the consequences when you say the wrong thing at the wrong time…

Christmas at Nunnington


You can travel back in time 90 years from this weekend as Nunnington Hall near Helmsley stages a 1920s Christmas experience. Sip a sherry and nibble on sugared almonds in the drawing room, before heading up to the nursery to meet Father Christmas. Highly civilised, what?