Six things to do in York this weekend, December 14 and 15, 2013

13 Dec 2013 @ 1.44 pm
| Entertainment

mix-six-logo-rightIt’s time to brave the streets of York and pick up some crafty gifts, while admiring wonderful ice sculptures before taking in a show and heading to a club.

Find out what other Christmas treats are in store via our unbeatable What’s On Guide

From Yorkshire with Love

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From Yorkshire With Love is a vibrant contemporary craft and artisan food fair, winner of Visit York’s Outstanding Customer Service Award 2013. With over 30 Yorkshire based independent businesses selling contemporary crafts, artisan foods, vintage home ware and affordable art, The Merchant Adventurers Hall will be absolutely bursting at the seams with quality handmade products!

Festival of Angels

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The Festival Of Angels, launched in 1999, brings a touch of icy magic to the heart of York every Christmas with a beautiful array of ice sculptures leading through the Minster Quarter, Low Petergate, Stonegate, St Helen’s Square, King’s Square, Back Swinegate and Davygate. For the first time the festival will feature an ice bust of local star Berwick Kaler who will be appearing in his 35th pantomime at York Theatre Royal.

Handel’s Messiah

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The York Minster Choir are performing a special concert this Christmas in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave. Featuring soloists including Iestyn Davies, Andrew Kennedy and Sarah Fox, the performance of Handel’s world-famous Messiah by one of the UK’s leading choirs promises to be a highlight in the Minster’s musical calendar and an evening not to be missed.

A Reet Yorkshire Mixture

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Open Art Surgery’s second exhibition at The Golden Ball, with a variety of York’s finest artists displaying their work. Following a selection of Yorkshire arts and crafts stalls earlier in the day, you might get a chance to purchase some unique original work ready for Christmas!

A Christmas Carol at the Guildhall

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Nightshade Productions presents their new revamped adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Located in the atmospheric Guildhall Council Chamber, this production will take its audience on a journey from the historical streets of York to Scrooge’s bedroom where the spirits of Christmas show one man the error of his ways. An immersive Christmas Carol as you’ve never seen it before.

The Escape Club Christmas Party

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A new night for York: escape the kids for the night, meet friends, have drinks and dance to the best music of the last 50 years. Do you have the feeling that York is missing something? The Escape Club feel that there is a huge space just waiting to be filled by a laid-back night with no dress code playing blinding music from the last 50 years. They’ve taken some inspiration from the Manchester nights Bop Local and Home on the Range and want to do something similar for York.