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York at Christmas

York Theatre Royal Panto 2020 is Cinderella!

York Theatre Royal Panto 2020 is Cinderella!

York Theatre Royal Panto 2020 is Cinderella, the most magical pantomime of all, from 4 December 2020 to January 10, 2021. It’s all change at the York Theatre Royal panto this year after the shock decision to change the long running panto cast of Berwick […]

Breaking News! Berwick is back at The Grand Opera House!

Breaking News! Berwick is back at The Grand Opera House!

Grand Opera House are delighted to announce York legend Berwick Kaler will be bulk buying Wagon Wheels, dusting off his frocks and making his much-anticipated, triumphant return to pantomime to star in Dick Turpin Rides Again this Christmas!   The star of pantomime in York […]

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum 2019

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum 2019

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum 2019 – I have always loved the York Castle Museum and have been an occasional visitor since I was a child. We took the kids when they were younger – you can see that review here. But, this […]

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

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 […]

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2019

21 Magical Christmas Events in Yorkshire 2019

Christmas events Yorkshire 2019 – Are you looking for events and things to do at Christmas in Yorkshire with the kids?  Have a look at our list of Christmas markets, Winter Wonderlands, attractions and Christmas festivals in York and the rest of Yorkshire.  I’ll add […]

York at Christmas – Festive things to do in 2019

York at Christmas – Festive things to do in 2019

York at Christmas – York is a truly enchanting place at Christmas. With our lovely cobbled medieval streets providing a backdrop to the festive lights festooning every tree it really is a magical place to visit at Christmas.  Have a look below for lots of […]

Castle Howard Christmas 2019 – A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard Christmas 2019 – A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard Christmas 2019 -A Christmas Masquerade at Castle Howard runs from 16 November to 5 January 2020.  Tickets are on sale now. Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through […]

York Christmas Market 2019 – What’s on and When?

York Christmas Market 2019 – What’s on and When?

What’s on and when at York Christmas Market 2019? – York Christmas market runs from the 14th of November to the 22nd of December in 2019.  St Nicholas Fair used to be just the last weekend in November but over recent years it has expanded […]

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at the York Chocolate Story – At the weekend we visited the York Chocolate Story to see Santa. We had a really lovely time, and the kids really enjoyed it. I shall tell you all about it so you can decide whether […]

Thor’s Tipi York – Nordic Bar Review

Thor’s Tipi York – Nordic Bar Review

Now, I have to confess, before this week I had never been to Thor’s Tipi Bar on Parliament Street in York. It’s only there during York’s Christmas Festival and really is a fabulous place to relax and look through the shopping haul you have just […]