What’s on at Leeds Christmas Market – German Christkindelmarkt 2020

Leeds Christmas Market - German Christkindelmarkt

Leeds Christmas Market is known as Christkindelmarkt – a traditional German Christmas market. Set out as a festive village, the markets loops around Millennium Square. It’s very pretty, most especially when dusk begins to fall and the twinkling fairy lights cast a magical glow over all the wooden chalet style stalls.  We visited on a … Read more

Flamborough Fire Festival on New Year’s Eve – 2000 Viking Torches!

Flamborough Fire Festival New Years Eve

This year’s Flamborough Fire Festival promises to be the most spectacular ever! The Festival organisers plan to burn their Viking Longship by setting fire to it with a ring of two thousand flaming Viking torches!  The Festival, now in its fifth year, will take place at 10.30pm at the Festival Arena in Flamborough on New … Read more

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The Northern Lights Express - Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

There is a new Christmas experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – The Northern Lights!  NYMR have long run Santa Specials (and still do) but this is a service aimed at adults and older children.  The steam train is magnificently lit on both sides and even the top with multicoloured lights.  It’s a real … Read more

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Ice skating rink at Lotherton

Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come! Here is my list of ice skating venues in Yorkshire at Christmas.  I shall update the list as venues … Read more

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

Visiting Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is one of our favourite family traditions before Christmas, and this year was no exception.  As soon as November hits, the kids are asking when we are going ice skating. Last year, I made a video of our day out: We love Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet … Read more