St Nicholas Fair, York
Tis’ the season for us to get jolly, enjoy Christmas music and make a trip to THOR’S tepee (for buckets of mulled wine – please drink responsibly!) York’s Christmas Market is back once again taking over Parliament Street with its incredible festive atmosphere. Yorkshires crafters have been outperforming Santa’s elves this year to bring you traditional Christmas gifts in time for the big day.
Boring tip alert – Monk Bar evening parking charges are £2.
Castle Howard at Christmas, York
With claims of a Christmas spectacle like no other this year, Castle Howard has set the bar high. The 300 year historical home has been transformed with emphatic displays and live music. The 25 foot traditional Christmas tree with just the 3000 baubles doesn’t quite touch the ceiling, however, as it’s Christmas and I’m feeling generous so I’ll let them off this year. Joking aside this year’s theme ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ has been worked on by the inspiring design team comprised of Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Bretta Gereke, reports back from customers on-site is that this cannot be missed.
Just to let you know – The big man ‘Father Christmas’ is on hand should you need to pay him a visit.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering
Departing from Pickering Station Platform 1 a grotto with a difference! We all know Santa can’t keep still at this time of year, he can be found travelling the North Yorkshire Railway whilst his sleigh receives its MOT ahead of a busy festive period.
Train information – Tickets will sell quickly, book now to avoid disappointment.
The big switch on;
Thirsk Market Place, Friday 23 November 5pm – 6.30pm.
Before the big light reveal entertainment will be provided by Chris and Dougie from YO1 Radio, alongside live performances from Iona, Jake Walsh and more. Yorkshire Vet fans will be delighted to know that Peter Wright, will also be holding a book signing from 4pm – 7.30pm.
Northallerton High Street, Sunday 2 December – 12pm - 5pm.
Santa’s street party will keep you entertained at this event before Northallerton High Street is lit up for the festive period.