Yorkshire in 2024 January

Things to do in Yorkshire in 2024. Start the New Year in Yorkshire with new experiences and great days out to create lasting memories.

January Highlights

New Years Day Swim

Take A New Years Dip.

Start the New Year with a refreshing dip. Head to Wharfemeadows Park in Otley or South Bay in Scarborough and start your new year an invigorating dip.

Aladdin's lamp

See A Pantomime

Keep the Christmas magic going with a visit to a pantomime. Many run into January or even February.

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1st to 7th January 2024

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!

Big Machines Weekend at Boston Park Farm

6th and 7th January 2024
There will be loads of machines such as; tractors, trailers, telehandlers, harvesters and other farm machinery, for children to look at, with information about what jobs they do on the farm. Other local farms are bringing their machines along too.

Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Dates Between 17th November and 14th January 2024
Wrap up warm and experience the park after dark as you explore the magic of our illuminated enchanted realms, as we light up the dark nights this festive season!

New Years Day Swim

Take A New Years Dip.

Start the New Year with a refreshing dip. Head to Wharfemeadows Park in Otley or South Bay in Scarborough and start your new year an invigorating dip.

Scarborough Spa Orchestra New Years Day Concert

1st January 2024
Scarborough Spa Orchestra Presents 'A VIENNESE WHIRL'. The legendary Scarborough Spa Orchestra will be returning to the Grand Hall for their Viennese concert on New Year's Day!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mince Pie Specials

1st January 2024
Wind down from the festive activities, and come join Middleton Railway for a cuppa and a mince pie. Passenger services will be running at 12:00 12:45 13:30 14:14 and 15:00

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.

8th to 14th January 2024

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.

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.

24 in 24

13th January 2024
The start of Wakefield Council's yearlong celebration of culture. 24 events in 24 hours across the district.

Beach Clean

13th January 2024
Join Yorkshire Willife Trust Waves of Waste volunteers at Bridlington North Bay and Scarborough North Bay and help with a tidy up to protect marine wildlife.

Medieval Race Day at Wetherby Races

13th January 2024
Beat the January blues with an exciting day at the races with a Medieval twist! Watch on the day as the horses and jockeys compete for victory in the prestigious William Hill Towton Novices’ Chase plus we also have ‘Knights In Battle’ living history re-enactors.

Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Dates Between 17th November and 14th January 2024
Wrap up warm and experience the park after dark as you explore the magic of our illuminated enchanted realms, as we light up the dark nights this festive season!

York Book Fair

13th January 2024
York Book Fair one day fair. With thousands of books from over one hundred dealers, you can find titles to suit all tastes

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

15th to 21st January 2024

Whitby Pavillion panto

Hansel and Gretel - Whitby Apollo

15th to 20th January 2024
Hansel & Gretel has all the traditional ingredients of classic panto; hilarious comedy, audience participation, foot tapping songs, dazzling costumes, bright scenery and a whole host of map-cap characters waiting for you to discover

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.

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.

Calder Valley Brick Show

28th January 2024
The Calder Valley Brick Show returns in January 2024 for the fifth family-friendly showcase of amazing LEGO brick models and awesome traders.

Pontefract Castle Dungeon Tours

19th to 21st January 2024
Soak in the atmosphere of this eerie underground space, discover the history of the dungeon and see where Civil War prisoners were left to languish.

Elements at Hull Minster

17th to 20th January 2024
Experience the power of the Earth’s elements this winter. Natural phenomena and the creation of our world is explored in this new spectacular immersive sound and light show by Luxmuralis.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

Game On at Doncaster Dome

16th January to 14th April 2024
Game On takes an in-depth look at the incredible evolution of video games over the past 50 years. Over 150 playable games.

Sheffield Heritage Festival

20th and 21st January 2024
A celebration of Sheffield’s rich history, as key heritage groups from around the city showcase their work in a weekend-long fair

The Magic of Middle Earth

30th Sept 2023 to 6th April 2024
Discover a magical treasure trove of over 200 rare objects and artworks and some incredible links to Barnsley! Family fun for all ages, from little halflings to wizened wizards at Experience Barnsley.

Penguin Parade Doncaster

23rd November 2023 to 29th January 2024
Twelve stunning penguin sculptures featuring the work of talented artists can be found at locations across the city centre and form part of a new and enchanting family-friendly walkable trail.

22nd to 28th January 2024

Scottish Piper Silhouette

Burns Night in Yorkshire

25th January is Burns Night. Celebrate the life and works Robbie Burns and celebrate the traditions of Scotland in Yorkshire.

Blue Tit on a branch

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

26th to 28th January 2024
Join the RSPB for the Big Garden Birdwatch. Share your fidings and help monitor the birds of Britain. Sign up for free.

York Residents Festival

27th and 28th January 2024
York Residents Festival is a ‘thank you’ for the warm welcome York's residents. This year there is a chance to explore behind the scenes at a number of venues not usually open to the public, as well as some great dining and retail offers.

Pontefract Castle Dungeon Tours

26th to 28th January 2024
Soak in the atmosphere of this eerie underground space, discover the history of the dungeon and see where Civil War prisoners were left to languish.

Game On at Doncaster Dome

16th January to 14th April 2024
Game On takes an in-depth look at the incredible evolution of video games over the past 50 years. Over 150 playable games.

The Magic of Middle Earth

30th Sept 2023 to 6th April 2024
Discover a magical treasure trove of over 200 rare objects and artworks and some incredible links to Barnsley! Family fun for all ages, from little halflings to wizened wizards at Experience Barnsley.

Saltaire Vintage Fair

27th January 2024
45 brilliant stalls, all selling beautiful, genuine vintage. Taking place from 10am - 4pm, at Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK BD18 3JS.

Brass Band at NCMME

27th January 2024
Enjoy the music of Hade Edge Band from 12pm as the march from Hope Pit to Caphouse Pityard and listen in on Wakefield Orchestral Wind from 2pm in the Conference Centre.

Penguin Parade Doncaster

23rd November 2023 to 29th January 2024
Twelve stunning penguin sculptures featuring the work of talented artists can be found at locations across the city centre and form part of a new and enchanting family-friendly walkable trail.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

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Events in February

Fantastic February days out in Yorkshire in 2024, fill your Yorkshire days with snowdrops, love and vikings.