Get your skates on and head over to the York Designer Outlet this weekend, where Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland opens for the first time this festive season. As well as the ice rink there’s Santa in his grotto and an Alpine-themed café. From Saturday at 11am, more here.
Bishy Road Festive Trail
Shops on Bishopthorpe Road are kicking off their own seasonal festivities with a three day Festival Trail from Friday. A £5 Festival Trail guide entitles shoppers to big discounts, free samples, tasting opportunities and more. There’s a festival trail for children to complete too: more here.
BBC History weekend
There’s a bonanza for history buffs in York this weekend as BBC History Magazine hosts a weekend devoted to all things past. Star name historians are taking part in the Yorkshire Museum event, including Michael Wood talking Shakespeare and Tracy Borman on the Tudors. Until Sunday – more here.
[email protected] the De Grey Rooms
The 1988 movie classic Cinema Paradiso will be screened at this Italian-themed gala evening, the first in a series of cinema soirees by [email protected] De Grey Rooms. Experience film in this grandly elegant venue and enjoy themed food and drink. Saturday, more here.
Dolls House fair
Life writ small at York Racecourse, as the Dolls House and Miniatures Fair takes residence on Sunday. Talks, demonstrations and lots of scaled down shopping – more here.
The Fall at Fibbers
Feisty frontman Mark E Smith brings indie legends The Fall to Fibbers on Saturday. The Manchester band has had more members than the National Trust, and is as much an English treasure as any stately home. Support comes from Soma Crew – more here.