December in Yorkshire 2024 Great Days Out in Yorkshire

Gourmet food hunt in York.

Gourmet Christmas Food Hunt in York

Get a flavour for festive York by indulging in a seasonal treasure hunt! Answer riddles and clues for a whirlwind tour of York's top eateries, where you'll gather ingredients from the city's merriest makers. Expect Yuletide pastries, mince pies, festive spiced drinks and speciality meats and cheeses - all from independent, local businesses!

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Christmas Lights Switch On

Yorkshire Christmas Lights Guide, great family evenings out to start the Christmas celebartions at the lights switch on 2023.

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Christmas in Yorkshire

Christmas in Yorkshire -a wonderful time of year, discover your Christmas Adventure, the best place to see Santa Claus, the best local Christmas markets and where to experience the best christmas Lights.

Christmas Markets in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Christmas Markets 2023

Support local business and artisan traders a t your local Christmas Markets and Fairs. Markets start as early as mid-November and some run through to Christmas Eve for the mast minute shopper.

Panto in Yorkshire

Panto In yorkshire

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Panto, Oh no it wouldn't! Hers's a round up of pantos and family Christmas shows in Yorkshire for 2022.

1st to 3rd December

A Baroque Christmas with York Gin

1st December 2023
Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to the majestic York Mansion House for a festive concert of Baroque music in collaboration with our good friends, York Gin.

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Malton Chritmas Festival

2nd and 3rd December 2023
2 day Christmas Festival and the shopping event of the year with a giant number of festive food, non food stalls & present ideas. Expect a fabulous weekend of festive fun in and around Malton’s picturesque Market Place. Delicious food, festive gift stalls, street food, live music and family entertainment.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
This market has grown from a handful of cabins on the main shopping area of Sheffield to an entire christmas experience of 50 cabins. Santas Grotto is at the heart of the event with the much loved Sleigh Bar and the traditional German Sausage grill.

The Polar Express at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

18th November to 24th December 2023
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with the magic of the 2004 motion picture. Chris Van Allsburg’s story will be theatrically recreated, so families can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend

2nd and 3rd December 2023
Annual Victorian themed weekend in beautiful Robin Hood's Bay. 2023 will be the 30th Victorian Weekend from December 2nd - 3rd. Family fun past and present.

Gauntlett Christmas Fair

Gauntlett Scouts Christmas Fair

Saturday 2nd December 2023
Gauntlett Explorer Scouts present the Christmas Fair at Whixley village Hall in aid of scout unit. Local artisan traders with crafts, gifts, decorations and delicious snacks.

Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas Fair

2nd and 3rd December 2023
ather under the gaslamps and celebrate the start of the festive season as the much-loved Victorian Christmas Market returns! Unique Gifts & Local Makers With over 80 market stalls selling an array of Sheffield made wares, quality gifts and seasonal goods, you'll find the perfect presents and stocking fillers for your loved ones.

Knaresborough Christmas Market

3rd December 2023
a wonderful festive event in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough, with quality stalls, independent shops, live musical entertainment, free park and ride and a spectacular firework finale at 4.30pm on the Sunday.

Scarborough Lights

15th November to 23rd December 2023
Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme and will see the whole town sparkle and shine from 15 November through to 23 December, with many free light displays to enjoy.

Grue 2023

2nd to 23rd December 2023
Grue can be reached through a magical door on the top floor of Scarborough Library. Grue invites you to step into a fantastical world and explore a series of enchanting landscapes. Travel through dense forest and across icy regions on an important mission, discovering forgotten creatures both big and small.

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

2nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024
Experience the popular York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster, with 60 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Nave, Chapter House and Lady Chapel.

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

Otley Snowman Trail

1st to 17th December 2023
An annual Christmas event in Otley’s calendar. Pick up a free booklet and have fun searching for the many snow people appearing in shops around Otley.

Brearley Bear Christmas Collectibles

25th November 2023 to 7th Janury 2024
This year young fans of Brearley Bear can find a series of collectable trading cards at participating venues. In total there are 30 cards to collect featuring Brearley and his friends, including Penistone Pony, Greno Goat, Fulwood Frog, Loxley Fox and many more!

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,

4th to 10th December

York Minster Christmas Carol Concert

7th and 8th December 2023
York Minster’s popular Christmas Carol Concerts return offering the perfect start to the festive season. The Choir of York Minster, one of the UK’s leading cathedral choirs, will perform traditional and much loved Christmas music.

Great Yorkshire Chorus - A Christmas Festival

9th December 2023
Great Yorkshire Chorus returns to St George’s Hall, this time with the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra. Enjoy an evening of sparkling Christmas favourites as over 150 performers take to the stage.

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Made In East Yorkshire Christmas Market

6th to 8th December 2023
The return of their Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market in Beverley! In its 2nd year, this event will have additional themed entertainment each day and a festive feel throughout the event.

Macmillan Ripon Carol Concert

4th December 2023
At Ripon Cathedral Together with professional musicians and the choirs of Aysgarth and Queen Mary’s schools.

Skipton Christmas Market

3rd and 10th December 2023
Come to Skipton for Christmas and buy all your gifts from our famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops.

Beverley Festival of Christmas

10th December 2023
Each year, on the second Sunday in December, the centre of Beverley is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s wonderland, as over 120 stalls brimming with gorgeous Christmas gifts and local treats take over the historic market town.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
This market has grown from a handful of cabins on the main shopping area of Sheffield to an entire christmas experience of 50 cabins. Santas Grotto is at the heart of the event with the much loved Sleigh Bar and the traditional German Sausage grill.

Scarborough Lights

15th November to 23rd December 2023
Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme and will see the whole town sparkle and shine from 15 November through to 23 December, with many free light displays to enjoy.

Unnaturalist street theatre

Twelve Tricks of Christmas

8th and 9th December 2023
Join the Barnsley Un-Naturalists for a festive performance combining street theatre, magic and music in Barnsley town centre. Be wowed by one of the 12 tricks of Christmas, and join in with some festive carol singing.

Twelve Birds of Christmas

9th and 10th December 2023
Join HandMade Theatre company as they explore this magical winter story with beautiful bird puppets, live music, and festive fun for all the family.At Wentworth Castle Gardens

Grue 2023

2nd to 23rd December 2023
Grue can be reached through a magical door on the top floor of Scarborough Library. Grue invites you to step into a fantastical world and explore a series of enchanting landscapes. Travel through dense forest and across icy regions on an important mission, discovering forgotten creatures both big and small.

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

2nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024
Experience the popular York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster, with 60 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Nave, Chapter House and Lady Chapel.

Wartime Christmas at NESM

9th and 10th December 2023
Turn the clock back 80 years and step into a fabulous forties festive wonderland! Join a whole host of costumed characters, living history interpreters and even Father Christmas for a truly traditional Christmas event.

The Polar Express at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

18th November to 24th December 2023
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with the magic of the 2004 motion picture. Chris Van Allsburg’s story will be theatrically recreated, so families can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,

Otley Snowman Trail

1st to 17th December 2023
An annual Christmas event in Otley’s calendar. Pick up a free booklet and have fun searching for the many snow people appearing in shops around Otley.

Brearley Bear Christmas Collectibles

25th November 2023 to 7th Janury 2024
This year young fans of Brearley Bear can find a series of collectable trading cards at participating venues. In total there are 30 cards to collect featuring Brearley and his friends, including Penistone Pony, Greno Goat, Fulwood Frog, Loxley Fox and many more!

11th to 17th December

Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir Annual Christmas Concert

16th December 2023
At Wakefield Cathedral. The Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir performs Christmas carols from around the world.

York Community Carol Concert

17th December 2022
It wouldn’t be Christmas without York’s Annual Community Carol Concert, for 65 years the concert has marked the start of the festive season and we are back at York Barbican with a bang (and maybe some snow too) to celebrate 65 years of festive fun and all your favourite Christmas carols and songs.

Worth Valley Railway Carol Service Train

Carol Service Train with Worth Valley Railway

16th December 2023
Take a journey through the Worth Valley, full of festive cheer and magical carols. The Hall Royd Brass Band will create the soundtrack, accompanying us on the journey throughout the evening. The local Church of England Vicar will lead the evening.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
This market has grown from a handful of cabins on the main shopping area of Sheffield to an entire christmas experience of 50 cabins. Santas Grotto is at the heart of the event with the much loved Sleigh Bar and the traditional German Sausage grill.

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Bradford Choral Society Carols! Brass! Choir!

16th December 2023
Christmas Concert – a feast of Christmas joy to fill your ears, and you’ll be invited to join in with some of your favourite carols. …and we can’t have a Christmas Concert without some brass – Rothwell Temperance Band will be joining us to really make it feel like Christmas!

Scarborough Lights

15th November to 23rd December 2023
Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme and will see the whole town sparkle and shine from 15 November through to 23 December, with many free light displays to enjoy.

Grue 2023

2nd to 23rd December 2023
Grue can be reached through a magical door on the top floor of Scarborough Library. Grue invites you to step into a fantastical world and explore a series of enchanting landscapes. Travel through dense forest and across icy regions on an important mission, discovering forgotten creatures both big and small.

Masham Christmas Tree Festival

15th to 17th December 2023
Held in St Mary's Church, Masham. See the trees decorated by local business and organisations.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

2nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024
Experience the popular York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster, with 60 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Nave, Chapter House and Lady Chapel.

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

Festive Flyer at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

14th and 15th December 2023
The Festive Flyer departs from Ingrow-West or Haworth and steams towards ‘The North Pole’ of the Worth Valley, Oxenhope Station. Stepping off your steam-hauled express and onto the gas-lit platform at Oxenhope Station, there will be plenty that will get you in the Christmas Spirit.

Santa's Singalong

13th to 23rd December 2023
A show filled the the magic of Christmas, as you join Mr and Mrs Claus in their busy home as they prepare for the big day. Expect Christmas stories, interactive wonderment and of course many a Christmas song to join in with!

Polar Express Pyjama Party

15th to 21st December 2023
Join Parkway Cinema for a special Pyjama Party screening of the 2004 classic animated family Christmas adventure; The Polar Express. Each ticket comes with a hot chocolate and a bespoke train biscuit, so grab your teddy, pop on your pyjamas, and join the fun!

Alternative Christmas Movie Marathon

12th December 2023
Head to The Piece Hall for an evening of Christmas horror. If you don’t enjoy the usual Christmas fanfare of Santa, elves and Yuletide joy, then join us for an alternative Christmas experience and a little movie marathon. 3 films, 6 hours and lots of scares.

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

Otley Snowman Trail

1st to 17th December 2023
An annual Christmas event in Otley’s calendar. Pick up a free booklet and have fun searching for the many snow people appearing in shops around Otley.

Brearley Bear Christmas Collectibles

25th November 2023 to 7th Janury 2024
This year young fans of Brearley Bear can find a series of collectable trading cards at participating venues. In total there are 30 cards to collect featuring Brearley and his friends, including Penistone Pony, Greno Goat, Fulwood Frog, Loxley Fox and many more!

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,

ICE to meet you at The Deep

16th December to 7th January
Dive into a wintery wonderland at The Deep, and discover Earth’s incredible aquatic animals that are able to survive and thrive in extreme polar conditions.

Saltburn Ice Trail

16th December 2023
The Saltburn Ice Trail is back on December 16th 2023 and will start at 10:00am and will finish at 16:00pm. In total there will be nine ice sculptures being featured across Saltburn including a live workshop which will also have an ice post box – which you can post your special letters to Santa throughout the day.

18th to 24th December

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Hazelwood Castle Christmas Carol Concert

20th December 2023
In the stunning St Leonard's Chapel, polish up those singing skills and get ready to rejoice with our Hazlewood choir, singing all the favourite and traditional Christmas Carols

Scarborough Lights

15th November to 23rd December 2023
Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme and will see the whole town sparkle and shine from 15 November through to 23 December, with many free light displays to enjoy.

Sheffield Hospital Charity - A Cathedral Christmas

19th December 2023
Save the date for Sheffield Hospital Charity ‘A Cathedral Christmas’ filled with music and celebration.

ICE to meet you at The Deep

16th December to 7th January
Dive into a wintery wonderland at The Deep, and discover Earth’s incredible aquatic animals that are able to survive and thrive in extreme polar conditions.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
This market has grown from a handful of cabins on the main shopping area of Sheffield to an entire christmas experience of 50 cabins. Santas Grotto is at the heart of the event with the much loved Sleigh Bar and the traditional German Sausage grill.

Grue 2023

2nd to 23rd December 2023
Grue can be reached through a magical door on the top floor of Scarborough Library. Grue invites you to step into a fantastical world and explore a series of enchanting landscapes. Travel through dense forest and across icy regions on an important mission, discovering forgotten creatures both big and small.

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

Santa's Singalong

13th to 23rd December 2023
A show filled the the magic of Christmas, as you join Mr and Mrs Claus in their busy home as they prepare for the big day. Expect Christmas stories, interactive wonderment and of course many a Christmas song to join in with!

The Polar Express at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

18th November to 24th December 2023
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with the magic of the 2004 motion picture. Chris Van Allsburg’s story will be theatrically recreated, so families can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

Brearley Bear Christmas Collectibles

25th November 2023 to 7th Janury 2024
This year young fans of Brearley Bear can find a series of collectable trading cards at participating venues. In total there are 30 cards to collect featuring Brearley and his friends, including Penistone Pony, Greno Goat, Fulwood Frog, Loxley Fox and many more!

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

17th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages, with an outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair, Santa's Grotto and The Chalet alpine cafe.

Merry Mouse Trail at North York Moors Visitor Centres

11th November 2023 to 5th January 2024
The creatures of the wood are feeling sleepy as it is time for them to hibernate through the winter. Help Merry Mouse discover the story that will put the woodland to sleep.

A Tale As Old As Time

28th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
A visitor-led experience throughout the State Rooms and West Front Gardens. A magical enchantment has been placed on the House and its inhabitants and they need your help to harness the power of the surviving camellia flowers to bring everything back to life!

Christmas at Harewood

8th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Harewood House’s Christmas event this year offers a completely different but strangely familiar experience. A completely unique collaboration with architects and designers, Studio MUTT who create joyful projects that make everyday life better.

Christmas in Neverland at Castle Howard

11th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Enjoy a Christmas day out like no other at Castle Howard! Tinker Bell has sprinkled fairy dust all over our House, and transformed Castle Howard into a beautiful winter wonderland.

Merry Mouse Trail at North York Moors Visitor Centres

11th November 2023 to 5th January 2024
The creatures of the wood are feeling sleepy as it is time for them to hibernate through the winter. Help Merry Mouse discover the story that will put the woodland to sleep.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

2nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024
Experience the popular York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster, with 60 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Nave, Chapter House and Lady Chapel.

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall

25th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
A magical journey through the enchanting world of Christmas. From visiting Santa in the North Pole to crafting in the Elf Village, there’s something for all the family. Explore the Christmas Traditions Woodland Walk, and Fairy Dell. Marvel at Lotherton’s splendour in the Hall and lit gardens.

Sleepng Beauty - Theatre Royal Wakefield

28th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Wakefield's very own pantomime returns for 2023. You can expect dazzling sets, spectacular costumes and the good old belly laughs that you have come to know and love.

Dick Whittington - Harrogate Theatre

22nd November 2023 to 14th January 2024
Join Dick Whittington on an adventure of a lifetime to seek his fame and fortune in London town where the streets are paved with gold!

Robin Hood - City Varities

24th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
A very different format to the traditional Christmas pantomime, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantos mix traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by an ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians.

Cinderella at Hull New Theatre

16th December 2023 to 7th January 2023
You shall go to the ball this Christmas with singer, TV actor and musical theatre star Lee Mead and Hull panto favourite Neil Hurst, in the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella.

Jack and the Beanstalk at York Theatre Royal

8th December 2023 to 7th January 2024
With stunning sets, hilarious comedy and breath-taking special effects, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be our most spectacular pantomime ever! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family

Cinderella

9th December 2023 to 21st January 2024
You shall go to the ball this Christmas with Bradford panto legend, Billy Pearce, as the loveable Buttons, Emmerdale star Samantha Giles as The Wicked Stepmother and celebrity baker and Strictly Come Dancing finalist John Whaite as Dandini.

Snow White at Carriageworks, Leeds

24th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Featuring breath-taking special effects, spectacular scenery and sparkling costumes along with plenty of traditional pantomime mayhem, laughter and chances for you to join in the fun.

25th to 31st December

Viking Yule at the Royal Armouries

30th to 31st December 2023
The Vikings are coming to spend the Yule festival at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Join us for an action-packed programme of demonstrations, have-a-go activities, battle stories and much more.

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

2nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024
Experience the popular York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster, with 60 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Nave, Chapter House and Lady Chapel.

Santa's Singalong

13th to 23rd December 2023
A show filled the the magic of Christmas, as you join Mr and Mrs Claus in their busy home as they prepare for the big day. Expect Christmas stories, interactive wonderment and of course many a Christmas song to join in with!

Whartons Wonderland

22nd November to 24th December 2023
Santa experience includes: Magical walk where you will fly over the rooftops of New York, Run through a real-life snow storm, Meet Buddy the Elf, Laugh with the Grinch, Visit Santa in his grotto

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

Brearley Bear Christmas Collectibles

25th November 2023 to 7th Janury 2024
This year young fans of Brearley Bear can find a series of collectable trading cards at participating venues. In total there are 30 cards to collect featuring Brearley and his friends, including Penistone Pony, Greno Goat, Fulwood Frog, Loxley Fox and many more!

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,

Viking Yule at Royal Armouries

30th and 31st December 2023
The Vikings are returning to spend the Yule festival at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds again this mid-winter.

ICE to meet you at The Deep

16th December to 7th January
Dive into a wintery wonderland at The Deep, and discover Earth’s incredible aquatic animals that are able to survive and thrive in extreme polar conditions.

Merry Mouse Trail at North York Moors Visitor Centres

11th November 2023 to 5th January 2024
The creatures of the wood are feeling sleepy as it is time for them to hibernate through the winter. Help Merry Mouse discover the story that will put the woodland to sleep.

Christmas at Harewood

8th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Harewood House’s Christmas event this year offers a completely different but strangely familiar experience. A completely unique collaboration with architects and designers, Studio MUTT who create joyful projects that make everyday life better.

Christmas in Neverland at Castle Howard

11th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Enjoy a Christmas day out like no other at Castle Howard! Tinker Bell has sprinkled fairy dust all over our House, and transformed Castle Howard into a beautiful winter wonderland.

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall

25th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
A magical journey through the enchanting world of Christmas. From visiting Santa in the North Pole to crafting in the Elf Village, there’s something for all the family. Explore the Christmas Traditions Woodland Walk, and Fairy Dell. Marvel at Lotherton’s splendour in the Hall and lit gardens.

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

17th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages, with an outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair, Santa's Grotto and The Chalet alpine cafe.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

2nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024
Experience the popular York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster, with 60 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Nave, Chapter House and Lady Chapel.

A Tale As Old As Time

28th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
A visitor-led experience throughout the State Rooms and West Front Gardens. A magical enchantment has been placed on the House and its inhabitants and they need your help to harness the power of the surviving camellia flowers to bring everything back to life!

Sleepng Beauty - Theatre Royal Wakefield

28th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Wakefield's very own pantomime returns for 2023. You can expect dazzling sets, spectacular costumes and the good old belly laughs that you have come to know and love.

Snow White at Carriageworks, Leeds

24th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Featuring breath-taking special effects, spectacular scenery and sparkling costumes along with plenty of traditional pantomime mayhem, laughter and chances for you to join in the fun.

Cinderella

9th December 2023 to 21st January 2024
You shall go to the ball this Christmas with Bradford panto legend, Billy Pearce, as the loveable Buttons, Emmerdale star Samantha Giles as The Wicked Stepmother and celebrity baker and Strictly Come Dancing finalist John Whaite as Dandini.

Jack and the Beanstalk at York Theatre Royal

8th December 2023 to 7th January 2024
With stunning sets, hilarious comedy and breath-taking special effects, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be our most spectacular pantomime ever! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family

Cinderella at Hull New Theatre

16th December 2023 to 7th January 2023
You shall go to the ball this Christmas with singer, TV actor and musical theatre star Lee Mead and Hull panto favourite Neil Hurst, in the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella.

Robin Hood - City Varities

24th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
A very different format to the traditional Christmas pantomime, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantos mix traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by an ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians.

Dick Whittington - Harrogate Theatre

22nd November 2023 to 14th January 2024
Join Dick Whittington on an adventure of a lifetime to seek his fame and fortune in London town where the streets are paved with gold!

Cinderella at Victoria Theatre, Halifax

16th December 2023 to 6th January 2024
The Halifax Panto at the Victoria Theatre is a traditional British Pantomime and offers a magical pantomime theatre trip for all the family. The Xmas panto features hilarious slapstick humour, lots of audience participation and some fabulous festive song and dance routines.