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​.

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.

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...

Elf The Musical

Grand Opera House Clifford St, York

Get ready to start your festive season off with a Buddy-shaped bang as ELF: The Musical arrives at the Grand Opera House York this Winter.

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…

Santa’s Staycation (Part II)

Murton Park - Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Park - Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Lane, York

Step this way for a magical Christmas experience in Santa’s village. Meet the big man himself in his cosy winter cabin where children will receive Santa money to spend in the Magical Toy Shop. Then take a walk through the village and be enchanted by the elves and peek inside their homes and workshops.

The Bar Convent at Christmas

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, 17 Blossom Street, York

Gather your family and friends for a unique Christmas experience against the backdrop of our beautiful historic surroundings. Come in from the cold and join us in our café for a warming traditional Christmas dinner, complete with all the trimmings, and explore our heritage home with festive activities for all to enjoy.

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Clifton Explore Under 5’s Storytime

Clifton Explore Rawcliffe Lane, Clifton, York

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5's with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children […]

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York Explore Under 5’s Storytime

York Explore Library and Archive Library Square, Museum Street, York

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5's with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children […]

The Christmas Express

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A magical virtual journey to see Santa at The North Pole! Meet Aunty Madge as she tries to make hot chocolate, laugh at Frostbite the Penguin’s silly antics and enjoy plenty of magic from The Magic Hatter along the way!

Toddle Into Christmas

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

A Christmas Event especially for babies and toddlers. Visit Father Christmas in his grotto and meet the elves as they prepare for the big day. Children will receive a small gift too!

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Acomb Explore Under 5’s Storytime

Acomb Explore Library Front Street, York

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5's with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children […]

A Very Merry Christmas Parade!

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan, York

We’re parading into Christmas with style here at Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park! Join us every weekend in December leading up to Christmas as Santa and his band of merry elves parade through the Wildlife Park!

Santa’s Grotto

Dobbies Garden Centre York Dobbies Garden Centre York, Northfield Lane, Upper Poppleton, York

Bring your little ones along to walk through the magical outdoor woodland, spotting the Christmas characters along the way. Then be welcomed by Santa himself, plus receive a special gift.

Santa’s Grotto at Beetle Bank Open Farm

Beetle Bank Open Farm Beetle Bank Open Farm, Moor Lane, Murton, York

Come and meet Santa in his spacious Grotto and meet Blitzen one of Santa’s faithful Reindeer.