Things to do in York this weekend, 15-17 November 2019

15 Nov 2019 @ 6.35 pm
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York has officially settled in for Christmas. Amidst the festivities this weekend catch some cracking comedy and an 80s extravaganza.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

The Victorian street Kirkgate at the Castle Museum is once again transformed for the festive season. Step into the world of Charles Dickens and meet the famous characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Fagin, the Artful Dodger and more. Father Christmas will be making an appearance too.

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Start your Christmas shopping this weekend at Living North’s Christmas Fair. Get inspired by the food producers, designer-makers and retailers to find that perfect seasonal gift.

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Perhaps the ‘most famous ballet in the world’. The Nutcracker takes to the Barbican stage this Sunday. Experience the familiar melodies of Waltz of the Flowers and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Russian State Ballet and Opera House whisk you away on an adventure full of sweets, princes, magic and love.

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Experience a Georgian Christmas! Fun for all the family as you step back in time and see Fairfax House transformed by extravagant dining table displays, elegant decorations and Twelth Night Cake.

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It’s a weekend for comedy! While James Acaster is at the Grand Opera House this Friday, Rhys James is at the more cosier venue of The Basement. Find out how the Mock the Week regular has figured out the circle of life.

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Poppleton Social are turning back time to the 1980’s this weekend. Enjoy live music, an 80’s quiz and 80’s themed snacks. (Maybe even dress up – there’s a prize for the best 80s outfit.)

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