Light, Glass & Stone: Conserving the St Cuthbert Window

York Minster Deangate, York

Explore the medieval St Cuthbert Window through a new exhibition which tells the story of the life and miracles of one of Northern England’s most significant saints. Learn about the cathedral’s project starting in 2021 to conserve the 600-year-old window, which is one of the largest surviving narrative windows in the world and among the […]

Grinling Gibbons: Monuments to Glory

York Minster Deangate, York

Discover the work of Grinling Gibbons, the most celebrated British woodcarver of the 17th century, through a new exhibition at York Minster as part of a national programme to mark the 300th anniversary of his death. The year-long exhibition, which will be complemented by a sculpture trail, will focus on three stone monuments that Gibbons […]

The Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Fairfax House Castlegate, York

2021 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Grinling Gibbons, one of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’ most renowned crafstmen. In this tercentenary year, Fairfax House joins the nation […]

Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

Time for a new exhibition at York Art Gallery! Twenty-five newly attributed Thomas Gainsborough drawings will go on public display for the first time in this major exhibition opening at York Art Gallery this autumn.

Allotments in autumn

Kentmere House Gallery Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York

As Kentmere House Gallery is surrounded by allotments, it seems entirely appropriate to mount an exhibition of them. Stephen Todd is a Sheffield-based artist who is new to the gallery, […]

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Christmas in THOR’S tipi’s Alpine Winter Wonderland!

Principal York Principal York, Station Road, York

About as festive as it gets! Cosy up and relax in THOR'S tipi's Alpine Wonderland - with Schnapps shots on skis, mulled wine, boozy hot choc and cocktails by log fires. There'll also be delicious sharing feasts.

Christmas in Narnia

Castle Howard Castle Howard Estate, York

Step through the wardrobe into a magical adventure this festive season. The grand interiors of Castle Howard will be lavishly decorated, and a series of theatrical installations, lighting, projection and soundscapes will evoke all that we love about this special time of year.

A Kirkgate Christmas Tale

York Castle Museum Eye of York, York

Step foot into a Christmas tale at York Castle Museum this winter and rediscover all the magic of the season! Our famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, will be transformed into a glistening snow-covered ‘stage’ where spectacular large-scale projections present a very special Christmas story full of festive cheer​.

T’was the night before Christmas

York Mansion House York Mansion House, St. Helen's Square, York

York Mansion House has teamed up with York Cocoa Works to deliver a Georgian inspired, chocolatey Christmas affair. This new collaboration includes a confectionery workshop, a chocolate trail and a pop up chocolate café and shop.

York Christmas Market

Parliament Street Parliament Street, York

The hugely popular St Nicholas Fair is returning! Browse the chalets for unique gifts and stocking fillers, and enjoy some tasty treats and mulled wine. Christmas is in the air!

The York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

York Minster Deangate, York

Experience our first Christmas Tree Festival set in the cathedral’s grounds with the medieval Minster as its backdrop.

The Winter Village at York Minster

York Minster Deangate, York

The Winter Village comprises several decorative wooden cabins offering food, drinks, gifts and the perfect place to sit and admire the view.

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

York Designer Outlet Designer Outlet York, St Nicholas Ave, York

York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages. Have a go on the ice rink and then warm up in the cosy cafe - and there's a funfair!

Christmas at Mother Shipton’s

Mother Shipton's Cave Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough

Santa is flying here to see you! Let the twinkling lights draw you into the wonder of Mother Shipton’s magical, memory-making Christmas experience.

Christmas at Piglets Adventure Farm

Piglets Adventure Farm Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York

Jump aboard the magical sleigh ride to Santa's Woodland Village! Meet Santa in his grotto and choose your gift from the toy shop...

A Season for Giving

Fairfax House Castlegate, York

Get festive at Fairfax House as you journey through the magnificent townhouse and collections. Room by room, atmospheric and magical scenes display the generous gifts bequeathed to York Civic Trust for the benefit of the people of York.

Cazoo Snooker UK Championship 2021

York Barbican Paragon S, York

Snooker's UK Championship is returning to York Barbican! Featuring 128 of the world's top players, the UK Championship has been previously won by top stars such as Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York

Visit Nunnington Hall this Christmas for a festive journey back in time. Wander the rooms, decorated with a nod to this beautiful festive season whilst enjoying a house packed with, bright, fun, breathtaking and sometimes thought provoking artwork from Grayson Perry, and Diverse Threads.

Christmas at Goodness Farm

Goodness Farm Goodness Farm, Sheriff Hutton Road, Strensall, York

Looking for some uniquely festive fun? Ho ho how about a trip to the Goodness Grotto? We're excited to offer two cracking Christmas alpaca experiences this year, providing tonnes of fun for the whole family.

Santa Cruise Experience

The Boatyard The Boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York

There is a reason why families return year after year to join us for our City Cruises York Santa Experience, it really is the most magical event on the River Ouse!

Meet Father Christmas

Nunnington Hall Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York

Join a small group for festive crafts including ceramic bauble decorating and making a Christmas card, before a family visit to Father Christmas to whisper your Christmas wish and receive a gift.

Chocolate Making with Santa

York's Chocolate Story York's Chocolate Story, 3-4 Kings Square, York

Guests will be able to meet Santa on our special themed tours, in which they will join him in making festive chocolate lollies! Filled with festive fun, children will discover incredible seasonal secrets.

Christmas Festival at the Web Adventure Park

The Web Adventure Park The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York

Make lasting memories with your family at our magical and unique Christmas Experience. Meet Father Christmas, see magic performances, and visit the funfair!

Pick Your Own Christmas!

Spilmans Spilmans, Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk

Come on down to Spilman’s Farm this winter for some magical festive fun…and instead of picking your own fruit and veg….you get to PICK YOUR OWN Christmas!!! Includes storytelling with Santa, a trip to Mrs Claus’s Gingerbread and Toy Workshop and lots more…