York’s Winter Wonderland won’t open this Christmas – but it could return early next year

21 Oct 2020 @ 6.59 am
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The organisers of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland have announced that the annual event’s return would be delayed until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

This year people will have to wait a little longer before they can visit the annual ice rink and vintage funfair at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet. The organisers are aiming for a February 2021 opening.

Event manager Georgina Wood said, “With the elevation of restrictions to tier 2 in York, and the general uncertainty across our region regarding the progression of Covid-19, we have regrettably decided that postponing the event until early next year seems the most sensible course of action.”

The four-time award winning event has been a fixture at York Designer Outlet each Christmas since 2010.

Georgina said: “While we’re disappointed that Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland won’t be part of Christmas in York this year, we are excited to be planning a new experience for our visitors and intend to open on 12 February 2021 – in time for Valentine’s weekend!

“As our name implies, we are a winter event, and the weather will be perfect for skating on the north of England’s largest and best-loved outdoor ice rink – The Ice Factor – at that time of year.”