Santa’s Courtyard Grotto

Castle Howard Castle Howard Estate, York

The Courtyard Grotto is back, with more Christmas magic and fun than ever before for your little ones. The adventure will begin with a festive tale from Story Craft Theatre before meeting the main man himself...Santa.

Experience Christmas Trail

York Minster Deangate, York

Discover more about the Christmas story by exploring six activity stops hidden around the Minster. Families can follow a special trail with items to look at, touch, smell and discuss at each point.

Santa Specials

Various locations York

Santa Claus is coming to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Join him and his special team of elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Experience Christmas Together

York Minster Deangate, York

These special family sessions encourage participants to explore the Christmas story through interactive stops around the cathedral.

Storytime with Father Christmas

Beningbrough Hall Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York

The man in red is visiting once more to rest and recharge ahead of his busy night on Christmas Eve. He loves welcoming visitors and sharing stories of his adventures during his Beningbrough holiday.

A Cracking Celebration

Manor Church of England Academy Manor Church of England Academy, Millfield Ln, Nether Poppleton, York

Join The Magic Hatter, Frostbite the Penguin, Aunty Madge Hatter and even Santa Claus for festive fun for all the family in this special Christmas party show.

Harry Potter Themed Christmas Weekend

York Bird of Prey Centre York Bird of Prey Centre, Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Huby

A magical Harry Potter themed Christmas weekend at the York Bird of Prey Centre. Handle birds of prey, make your own wand, visit Santa's grotto - and much more!

Family Christmas Workshop

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

Join our chocolatier for hands on festive fun and learn how to make chocolate based festive fare including tree decorations, Christmas canes and snowball rolling.

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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 age under 5 years old.

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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 […]

Dick Turpin Rides Again

Grand Opera House Clifford St, York

The Grand Opera House are delighted to announce York legend Berwick Kaler will be dusting off his frocks and making his much-anticipated, triumphant return to panto to star in Dick Turpin Rides Again this Christmas!

Christmas at Northwood

Northwood Trail Northwood Trail, York

Meet St Nicholas and Lady Winter in their Yuletide grottos this Christmas! Also visit the fairy trail and museum, and enjoy a magical story.

A Fairy Merry Christmas

The Foss Fairy Trail will be holding their first Christmas event! Come along and meet Mrs Santa in her grotto, enjoy some hot chocolate and mince pies and follow the trail with a Christmas magical twist.

Free

Mother Goose by TaleGate Theatre

Pocklington Arts Centre Pocklington Arts Centre, 22-24 Market Pl, Pocklington, York

Join TaleGate Theatre Productions for a cracking Christmas panto - Mother Goose! Have a gander at our pantomime full of silliness, slapstick and magic.

£7.50 – £31.00
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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 age under 5 years old.

The Snow Dancer

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Haxby Rd, York

Come join Badapple Theatre Company for a fairy tale with a furry tail, with plenty of laughs and songs along the way, in an original festive theatre show guaranteed to delight the whole family.

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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 age under 5 years old.

Fizzy Finn Finds His Feet

Friargate Theatre Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York

With its magical blend of vivid story-telling, original music and creative puppetry, you’re in for a treat!

Experience Christmas Together

York Minster Deangate, York

These special family sessions encourage participants to explore the Christmas story through interactive stops around the cathedral.

Christmas Celebration at York Bird of Prey Centre

York Bird of Prey Centre York Bird of Prey Centre, Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Huby

Join us for our traditional Christmas at York Bird of Prey Centre! Meet Santa is his grotto as well as a whole host of fun festive activities.

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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 age under 5 years old.

Recurring

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 age under 5 years old.