Things to do in York this weekend, 29 November – 1 December 2019

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Lots of fun this weekend as we enter into December. Celebrate the start of Advent, browse a boozy festival, sit down with CBeebies, shop from local businesses and more.

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

Etsy Made Local – York Christmas Fair

The annual Etsy Christmas Fair is back! Browse the best of handmade items made by small local Etsy sellers and support independent businesses this Christmas.
Sat Nov 30-Sun Dec 1
10.00 am-5.00 pm
St. Sampson’s Church
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Giving Is The New Black

Fri Nov 29 @ 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Christmas Fair

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Holgate Methodist Church
Acomb Road
York, YO24 4AE GB
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Sustainable Swap Event

Sat Nov 30 @ 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church
The Village, Haxby
York, YO32 2JJ United Kingdom
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Christmas Fair

Sun Dec 1 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Sandburn Hall and Tykes Restaurant
Sandburn Hall, Flaxton
York, YO60 7RB GB
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Advent Procession

Advent Procession

Celebrate the start of Advent at York Minster this weekend. Experience a breath-taking service of music, readings and prayers lit by candlelight.
Sun Dec 1
5.15 pm-6.15 pm
York Minster
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Scrooge

Tue Nov 26 @ 7.30 pm - Sun Dec 1 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Christmas wreath making

Fri Nov 29 @ 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
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One event on Sat, November 30 at 10.00 am

Treasurer’s House
Minster Yard
York, YO1 7JL United Kingdom
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Christmas Gift Workshops

Fri Nov 29 @ 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10.00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, December 13

Hull road park Café
Alcuin avenue
York, YO10 3TQ GB
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Christmas Craft Class

Fri Nov 29 @ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Bluebird Care – York
8 Devonshire Court, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton Moor
York, YO30 5PQ GB
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Crafty Clay Socials Xmas Decs

Fri Nov 29 @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Space Invaders
9 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Christmas number no 1 hits

Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 3.00 am
Flares
6 Tanner Row
York, YO1 6JB United Kingdom
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Brussel Sprout Party

Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 3.00 am
Popworld
George Hudson St
York, YO1 6JL
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Santa Specials

Sat Nov 30 - Sun Dec 1
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An event every week that begins at 12.00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
12 Park Street
Pickering, YO18 7AJ United Kingdom
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Christmas at York Castle Museum

Sat Nov 30 @ 9.30 am - Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Christmas Crafts

Sat Nov 30 @ 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Friends of Rowntree Park
Rowntree Park
York, yo23 1jq GB
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Etsy Made Local – York Christmas Fair

Sat Nov 30 @ 10.00 am - Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm
St. Sampson’s Church
4 Church Street
York, YO1 8BE GB
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Twilight Evening

Sat Nov 30 @ 10.30 am - 7.00 pm
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One event on Sat, December 7 at 10.30 am

One event on Sat, December 14 at 10.30 am

One event on Sat, December 21 at 10.30 am

Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Storytime with Father Christmas – rewashed!

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.00 am - Sun Dec 1 @ 3.00 pm
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One event on Sat, December 7 at 11.00 am

One event on Sat, December 14 at 11.00 am

One event on Sat, December 21 at 11.00 am

Beningbrough Hall, Gardens and Gallery
Beningbrough
York, North YO30 1DD United Kingdom
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CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
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One event on Sun, December 1 at 11.00 am

City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Christmas Fair

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Holgate Methodist Church
Acomb Road
York, YO24 4AE GB
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Drop in Santa’s Grotto

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.45 am - 4.45 pm
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One event on Sun, December 1 at 11.45 am

One event on Sat, December 7 at 11.45 am

One event on Sun, December 8 at 11.45 am

One event on Sat, December 14 at 11.45 am

One event on Sun, December 15 at 11.45 am

One event on Sat, December 21 at 11.45 am

One event on Sun, December 22 at 11.45 am

Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Santa Fun Run 2019

Sat Nov 30 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
York Knavesmire
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1HD United Kingdom
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Advent Procession

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
St Lawrence Parish Church, York
Lawrence Street
York, YO10 3WP GB
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Afternoon Tea with Carols

Sun Dec 1
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One event on Sun, December 8 at 12.00 am

One event on Sun, December 15 at 12.00 am

One event on Tue, December 24 at 12.00 am

The Grand
Station Rise
York, YO1 6GD United Kingdom
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Tales with Father Christmas

Sun Dec 1 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
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One event on Sat, December 7 at 11.00 am

One event on Sun, December 8 at 11.00 am

One event on Sat, December 14 at 11.00 am

One event on Sun, December 15 at 11.00 am

One event on Sat, December 21 at 11.00 am

Treasurer’s House
Minster Yard
York, YO1 7JL United Kingdom
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Christmas Fair

Sun Dec 1 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Sandburn Hall and Tykes Restaurant
Sandburn Hall, Flaxton
York, YO60 7RB GB
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Joyful carol singing at Nunnington Hall

Sun Dec 1 @ 12.30 pm
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One event on Sun, December 8 at 12.30 pm

One event on Sat, December 14 at 12.30 pm

One event on Sun, December 15 at 12.30 pm

Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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Christmas Wreath Making

Sun Dec 1 @ 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Trafalgar Bay
7 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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The York Chocolate Letters

Sun Dec 1 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
York Army Museum
3 Tower Street
York, YO1 9SB United Kingdom
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Chapel Service: Celebrate the beginning of Advent

Sun Dec 1 @ 4.00 pm
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Explore the history of Christmas in York

Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Exhibition Square
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United Kingdom
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Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
The Nook
3A Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN GB
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Advent Carol Service

Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Holy Trinity Micklegate
Micklegate
York, YO1 6LE GB
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UYBB Winter Concert

Sun Dec 1 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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Classic Christmas Quiz

Sun Dec 1 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Tank & Paddle – York
Merchant Exchange, 1 Bridge Street
York, YO1 6DD GB
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Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019

Snooker is in full swing at the Barbican! The Betway UK Championship hits its first weekend featuring some of the world’s finest players.
Tue Nov 26-Sun Dec 8
York Barbican
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Santa Fun Run 2019

Sat Nov 30 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
York Knavesmire
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1HD United Kingdom
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CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel

Celebrate the festive season with CBeebies! Their Christmas Show is returning to the big screen from the theatre stage. Laugh and sing along with your favourite stars in this family friendly feast of fun. Also showing at Vue York on Sunday.
Sat Nov 30
11.00 am-12.30 pm
City Screen
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Hello And Goodbye

Thu Nov 14 @ 7.45 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Scrooge

Tue Nov 26 @ 7.30 pm - Sun Dec 1 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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The Lords of Misrule Present: The Life of Saint Kea

Wed Nov 27 @ 7.00 pm - Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm
Holy Trinity Micklegate
Micklegate
York, YO1 6LE GB
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Wed Nov 27 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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The Apartment

Sun Dec 1 @ 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Christmas 2019 at the National Railway Museum

Christmas has arrived at the National Railway Museum. Check out their latest exhibition Brass, Steel and Fire and indulge in festive food and treats in the cafes. On the weekends find out the true power of sprouts.
Sun Dec 1-Tue Dec 31
National Railway Museum
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Thanks to You Week at the York Army Museum

Tue Nov 26 @ 10.00 am - Sat Nov 30 @ 2.00 pm
York Army Museum
3 Tower Street
York, YO1 9SB GB
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Santa Specials

Sat Nov 30 - Sun Dec 1
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An event every week that begins at 12.00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
12 Park Street
Pickering, YO18 7AJ United Kingdom
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Christmas at York Castle Museum

Sat Nov 30 @ 9.30 am - Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sun, December 1 at 11.00 am

City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Drop in Santa’s Grotto

Sat Nov 30 @ 11.45 am - 4.45 pm
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One event on Sun, December 1 at 11.45 am

One event on Sat, December 7 at 11.45 am

One event on Sun, December 8 at 11.45 am

One event on Sat, December 14 at 11.45 am

One event on Sun, December 15 at 11.45 am

One event on Sat, December 21 at 11.45 am

One event on Sun, December 22 at 11.45 am

Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Prosecco and Gin Festival

With even more gin and prosecco than ever before the festival is back in York! Enjoy a huge range of gins and sparkling wines on offer. There are loads of samples and bars to explore.
Sat Nov 30
12.00 pm-10.00 pm
York Racecourse
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Afternoon Tea with Carols

Sun Dec 1
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One event on Sun, December 8 at 12.00 am

One event on Sun, December 15 at 12.00 am

One event on Tue, December 24 at 12.00 am

The Grand
Station Rise
York, YO1 6GD United Kingdom
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Bruni with Paul Young

Enjoy an evening of acoustic Scandinavian folk and traditional dance music from across Europe with Bruni. With support from Paul Young.
Sun Dec 1
7.30 pm-11.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
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The Mabgate Swingers

Fri Nov 29 @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Skinny Lister

Fri Nov 29 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Budapest Café Orchestra

Fri Nov 29 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Cowgirl, Soma Crew & Modern Apartments

Fri Nov 29 @ 7.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Larkins + Special Guests

Fri Nov 29 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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York Lefty Gig feat Grace Petrie & Henry Raby + more

Fri Nov 29 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Space Invaders
9 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Bogus Brothers

Fri Nov 29 @ 7.30 pm - 11.45 pm
Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club
Bishopthorpe Social Club 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe
York, YO23 2RB United Kingdom
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Christmas number no 1 hits

Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 3.00 am
Flares
6 Tanner Row
York, YO1 6JB United Kingdom
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The 5:15s

Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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David Ward Maclean

Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 12.00 am
The Habit
40 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF GB
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Brussel Sprout Party

Fri Nov 29 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 3.00 am
Popworld
George Hudson St
York, YO1 6JL
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Sotano presents Upside Your Mind with Synthia

Fri Nov 29 @ 10.00 pm - Sat Nov 30 @ 4.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Malton’s Own- All Acoustically/ Sing for SASH

Sat Nov 30 @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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The SweatBox

Sat Nov 30 @ 6.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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University of York Symphony Orchestra

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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A Night at the Opera

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
York High School
Acomb
York, YO24 3WZ United Kingdom
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Advent Procession

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
St Lawrence Parish Church, York
Lawrence Street
York, YO10 3WP GB
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The Grand Old Uke of York

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sutton upon Derwent village hall
Main Street
Sutton upon Derwent, YO41 4BN United Kingdom
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Millie Manders & the Shut Up

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.30 pm - 10.50 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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The Men They Couldn’t Hang

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Immortal Fire

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Unitarian Chapel, York
St Saviourgate
York, YO18 GB
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Tides

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.30 pm
Dringhouses Sports & Social Club
St Helens Road
York, YO24 1HR United Kingdom
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Immortal Fire: the Micklegate Singers

Sat Nov 30 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Unitarian Chapel, York
St Saviourgate
York, YO18 GB
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The Whodlums

Sat Nov 30 @ 9.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Eeze Goin

Sat Nov 30 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Neil Kaye

Sat Nov 30 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Dec 1 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Joyful carol singing at Nunnington Hall

Sun Dec 1 @ 12.30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sun, December 8 at 12.30 pm

One event on Sat, December 14 at 12.30 pm

One event on Sun, December 15 at 12.30 pm

Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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Thick as Thieves

Sun Dec 1 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Black Toad

Sun Dec 1 @ 4.00 pm
The Black Horse Wigginton
42-44 The Village, Wigginton
York, YO32 2PJ GB
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Advent Carol Service

Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Holy Trinity Micklegate
Micklegate
York, YO1 6LE GB
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The Perfect Shambles

Sun Dec 1 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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UYBB Winter Concert

Sun Dec 1 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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Ryan Martin & Laura Ingram

Sun Dec 1 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
The White Horse
6 Bootham
York, YO30 7BL United Kingdom
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The Christopher James Stewart Band

Sun Dec 1 @ 8.30 pm
1331 Cafe Bar, Grill, Venue & Little Cinema
9-13 Grape Lane
York, YO1 7HU GB
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