The snow is falling, there are carol singers on the streets and all is merry and bright.

Well not quite all. This chap has just moved in to York Castle Museum. And he’s not the biggest fan of Christmas.

We called in on Ebenezer Scrooge at his quarters on Kirkgate and he had this simple message for anyone with half a mind to enjoy themselves this year…

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A Christmas message York Castle Museum

Festive garlands

Scrooge, as played by Chris Cade, is back at the museum to perform his his immersive one man family show of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.

It’s one of a number of festive treats in store for visitors. You can find out how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times, and meet the big man in the red suit.

“Kirkgate has been decorated with festive garlands and a twinkling Christmas tree and the shops have been filled with traditional goods from over one hundred years ago,” said learning manager Lucy Knock.

“Visitors can also take part in our special Christmas trail where they can join in with festive activities that lead to an unforgettable visit to Father Christmas.”

Scrooge performance times and dates.