27 things to do in York this weekend, December 5-6 2015

Travel back to the Twenties with Gatsby and co. Photograph: Chris Mackins
4 Dec 2015 @ 5.38 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightIf you like shopping, welcome to your heaven-sent weekend… And there’s plenty of interesting theatre around for you culture vultures. See our What’s On Guide for more.

Small Business Saturday Market

Don't mind if I do… Small Business Saturday 2014. Photograph: Ben Bentley
Don’t mind if I do… Small Business Saturday 2014. Photograph: Ben Bentley
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Forget Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is far more important. It gives us all a chance to shop local, support city businesses, and buy unique, sustainable Christmas pressies at the same time. This year the market will include stalls from Snowhome, Paper Doll York, Natalia Wilmott, Mr Fox Clothing and Cleggs. Saturday at Duncombe Placemore here.

More shopping

Event Venue Time
Craft Fair at Clifton Library Clifton Explore Sat 10am-1pm
York Makers Christmas Fair Clements Hall Sat 11am-3pm
Scarcroft Christmas Fair Scarcroft School Sat 2.30pm-5pm
Wheldrake’s Winter Wonderland Wenlock Arms Sat 11am-5pm
Foxwood Community Centre Christmas Market Foxwood Community Centre 10am-4pm
Made In Yorkshire Fair Guildhall Till Dec 29 @ 10am-5pm
York CD And Record Fair Basement Bar Sat @ 10.30am-4.30pm
Toy Fair Racecourse Sun @ 10am-2.30pm
St Nicholas Fair Parliament Street Till Dec 23 @ 10am-6pm
York RSPCA Christmas Fair RSPCA Animal Home Sun @ 11am-3.30pm
York MUMbler Baby & Toddler Nearly New Sale Clements Hall Sun @ 2.30pm-4pm

The Great Gatsby

Travel back to the Twenties with Gatsby and co. Photograph: Chris Mackins
Travel back to the Twenties with Gatsby and co. Photograph: Chris Mackins
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One of the great books of the 20th century is turned into a groundbreaking production in a unique venue. Theatre company the Guild Of Misrule is staging this adaptation across three floors of the Fleeting Arms on Gillygate. Step into a world of jazz, liquor and excess, till Dec 31more here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Priscilla Queen of the Desert Grand Opera House Till Sat @ 7.30pm
The Revenger’s Tragedy Black Box Theatre Till Sat @ 7.30pm
Saturday Night Lounge Duchess Sat @ 8pm

A Christmas Carol

Jack Weatherall as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Lee Gemmell as Scrooge
Jack Weatherall as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Lee Gemmell as Scrooge
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Where better to watch one of the greatest ghost stories than in one of York’s most haunted pubs? Procter Goblins’ production of A Christmas Carol takes place in the atmospheric Black Swan and follows Scrooge through his longest night… Starts on Sunday at 7.30pmmore here.

More Christmas

Event Venue Time
Father Christmas’ Toy Museum Castle Museum Sun @ 11am-4pm
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Jo Ro Theatre Till Dec 12
Cinderella at Explore Acomb Library Acomb Library Sat @ 4pm
Nearly The Goat York Cemetery chapel Sat @ 2pm

Matt Berry And The Maypoles

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You may know him from such shows as Toast Of London and The IT Crowd, but Matt Berry is also a very talented musician. He brings his band The Maypoles to Fibbers this Saturdaymore here.

The gigs to see in York right now – December 2015

More music

Event Venue Time
Mr H Presents John Bramwell Basement Sun @ 8pm
Folk Night Golden Ball Sun @ 8.30pm

UK Snooker final weekend

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It’s been another eventful UK Snooker Championships at the Barbican, with big names going out after stroppy press conferences and amazing moments like Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missing an easy black when he was on for a maximum 147 break and £44K in prize money (above). The weekend will see the semi-finals and final, and some tickets are still left: more here.

Yorkshire Bach Choir

The Yorkshire Back Choir
The Yorkshire Back Choir
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Yorkshire Bach Choir present Haydn’s choral masterpiece The Creation at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall. First heard in 1798 it has never lost its power to move, and is one of the many highlights of this year’s York Early Music Christmas Festival 2015. Saturday at 7.30pmmore here.

More early music festival

Event Venue Time
L’Arcadia NCEM Sun @ 7.30pm