Nothing like a good singalong to get us all into the festive spirit. All weekend school and community choirs will be popping up all around York’s streets and squares in a choral celebration of Christmas. There’s also a free concert by York Junior Youth Choir at the Minster on Saturday morning – more here.
The York Barbican will echo to the sound of balls on baize until December 4, and this is the first weekend to see the Betway UK Snooker Championship stars in action. More here.
Victorian Christmas at the Castle
From Saturday you can experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at the York Castle Museum. Take part in A Christmas Mystery and meet the shopkeepers of a beautifully decorated Kirkgate as they prepare for the big day. More here.
Yorkshire Beer and Cheese
Eight great Yorkshire cheeses. Eight great Yorkshire beers. That’s what we call sweet sixteen – try them at a rather tasty evening at Love Cheese on Gillygate this Saturday – more here.
Prince – Purple Rain
There’ll never be another Prince, but by all accounts Jimi Love comes close. He brings his Ultimate Prince Tribute to Fibbers on Saturday – more here.
Charity Art Auction
Here’s a win-win: get yourself a wonderful piece of original York art, and help out some brilliant local causes at the same time. The Lord Mayor’s Charity Art Auction takes place at City Screen on Sunday: more here.