Things to do in York this weekend, 6-8 December 2019

Pantomime season is starting, there’s a traditional Swedish celebration, festive shopping natch, and music of Christmases past.

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

York Zine Fest – Festive Edition 2019

York Zine Fest is back – and it’s a Festive Edition. Browse over 40 zine stalls, get involved with zine workshops and peruse the zine library. All with a mulled wine in hand of course!
Sat, December 7
12.00 pm-4.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
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Christmas Craft Fair

Sat, December 7 @ 10.00 am - Sun, December 8 @ 4.00 pm
Langlands Garden Centre
Langlands Nurseries Ltd, York Road, Shiptonthorpe
York, YO43 3PN GB
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Dunnington Christmas Craft Fair & Meet Father Christmas

Sat, December 7 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Dunnington Reading Rooms
Church Street
York, YO19 5PW
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Krampus Bazaar

Sat, December 7 @ 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Artful Dodger Bar
47 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ GB
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Ainsty Christmas Fair

Sun, December 8 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
The Ainsty
59 Boroughbridge Road
York, YO26 5SQ United Kingdom
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Sinbad

Sinbad

Fun for all the family as Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s pantomime ‘Sinbad’ kicks off this weekend, brought to the stage by Rowntree Players. Voyage the five seas with Sinbad, Gilly and Dame Tilly Tinbad in a race against time to stop the Pirate Queen.
Sat, December 7-Sat, December 14
2.00 pm-7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
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A Right Royal Christmas

Tue, December 3 @ 7.45 pm - Fri, December 6 @ 7.45 pm
De Grey Rooms
St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker

Fri, December 6 @ 5.00 pm - Sun, December 8 @ 5.00 pm
Manor Church of England Academy
York, YO26 6PA GB + Google Map

Sinbad

Sat, December 7 @ 2.00 pm - Sat, December 14 @ 7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Sleeping Beauty

Sat, December 7 @ 7.30 pm - Sat, January 25 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Grease Workshop

Sun, December 8 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Millthorpe School
York, YO23 1WF United Kingdom + Google Map


Sankta Lucia – Festival of Light

Sankta Lucia – Festival of Light

Visit York Minster this Friday for a candlelit procession and carol service based on the traditional Swedish Lucia celebration. It is a celebration of light and a significant tradition and integral part of Advent in Sweden.
Fri, December 6
7.30 pm
York Minster
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A Right Royal Christmas

Tue, December 3 @ 7.45 pm - Fri, December 6 @ 7.45 pm
De Grey Rooms
St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker

Fri, December 6 @ 5.00 pm - Sun, December 8 @ 5.00 pm
Manor Church of England Academy
York, YO26 6PA GB + Google Map

Home Alone Double-Bill

Fri, December 6 @ 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Fri, December 6 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
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One event on Sat, December 7 at 2.00 pm

One event on Tue, December 10 at 7.00 pm

All Saints Church Hall
York, YO26 6 GB + Google Map

A Ghostly Christmas at Bedern Hall

Fri, December 6 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Bedern Hall
Bartle Garth
York, YO1 7AL GB
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BGB Christmas Warm up: Faintest Idea, BKS + more

Fri, December 6 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Santa Special

Sat, December 7 - Sun, December 8
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sat, December 14 at 12.00 am

One event on Fri, December 20 at 12.00 am

One event on Sun, December 22 at 12.00 am

Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Murton Park
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park
York, YO19 5UF GB
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Vangarde Christmas Festival

Sat, December 7 @ 9.00 am - Sun, December 8 @ 5.00 pm
Vangarde Shopping Park York
Vangarde Way
York, YO32 9AE GB
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Christmas at York Castle Museum

Sat, December 7 @ 9.30 am - Sun, December 8 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Wreath Making

Sat, December 7 @ 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat, December 7 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
St Nicks – Nature Reserve & Environment Centre
Rawdon Avenue
York, YO10 3ST GB
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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat, December 7 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
St Nicks – Nature Reserve & Environment Centre
Rawdon Avenue
York, YO10 3ST GB
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Christmas Craft Fair

Sat, December 7 @ 10.00 am - Sun, December 8 @ 4.00 pm
Langlands Garden Centre
Langlands Nurseries Ltd, York Road, Shiptonthorpe
York, YO43 3PN GB
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Reindeer Poo Bath Bombs

Sat, December 7 @ 10.30 am - 11.30 am
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Dunnington Christmas Craft Fair & Meet Father Christmas

Sat, December 7 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Dunnington Reading Rooms
Church Street
York, YO19 5PW
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York Yuletide Trail

Sat, December 7 @ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Rawcliffe Country Park
Shipton Rd
York, YO30 5XZ GB
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ChoirFest in aid of The Island York

Sat, December 7 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
York Mansion House
St Helen's Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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York Zine Fest – Festive Edition 2019

Sat, December 7 @ 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Tang Hall Big Local: Festive Make & Take

Sat, December 7 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Tang Hall Community Centre
Fifth Ave
York, YO31 0UG GB
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BGB: Oi Polloi Christmas All Dayer

Sat, December 7 @ 1.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat, December 7 @ 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
St Nicks
St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave
York, YO10 3ST GB
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Santa at the Mill

Sat, December 7 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sun, December 8 at 2.00 pm

One event on Sat, December 14 at 2.00 pm

One event on Sun, December 15 at 10.00 am

Holgate Windmill
Windmill Rise
York, YO26 4TX United Kingdom
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Christmas Carols with Dunnington Choir

Sat, December 7 @ 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Dunnington Reading Rooms
Church Street
York, YO19 5PW
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Solomon’s Knot

Sat, December 7 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Handel’s Messiah

Sat, December 7 @ 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Festive Gin Tasting

Sat, December 7 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate
York, YO1 8AR United Kingdom
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Blackbeard’s Tea Party Christmas Show!

Sat, December 7 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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University of York Choir & Shepherd Group Brass Band

Sat, December 7 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Central Hall, University of York
University of York, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD
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Santa Dash

Sun, December 8 @ 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe
York, YO42 4RL United Kingdom
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Little Diggers: Yulelads!

Sun, December 8 @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
DIG
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NN United Kingdom
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Miracle On 34th Street

Sun, December 8 @ 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Palisander

Sun, December 8 @ 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Family Carol Service at York Minster

Sun, December 8 @ 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Luxury Wreath Workshop

Sun, December 8 @ 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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The Gesualdo Six

Sun, December 8 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Carols by Candlelight

Sun, December 8 @ 7.00 pm
St Thomas With St Maurice C of E Church
Lowther St
York, GB
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York Early Music Christmas Festival 2019

York Early Music Christmas Festival 2019

The York Early Music Christmas Festival is back for another year! Join the National Centre for Early Music as they journey through the music of Christmas past. Featured guests will include Fretwork, Gesualdo Six, Joglaresa and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.
Sat, December 7-Sat, December 14
6.30 pm-10.00 pm
Various venues
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The Sidewinders

Fri, December 6 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
The Old White Swan
80 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF United Kingdom
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Garrow Hill LIVE!

Fri, December 6 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Sankta Lucia – Festival of Light

Fri, December 6 @ 7.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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BGB Christmas Warm up: Faintest Idea, BKS + more

Fri, December 6 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Indigo Charlie 7

Fri, December 6 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Lendal Cellars
26 Lendal
York, YO1 8AA GB
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Anna Tsybuleva

Fri, December 6 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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Jack Sabbath

Fri, December 6 @ 8.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Gibson’s York
129 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LB United Kingdom
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Roni Size

Fri, December 6 @ 9.00 pm - Sat, December 7 @ 3.00 am
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Will Evans and Josh Murray

Fri, December 6 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9.00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, January 3

The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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Ryan Martin

Fri, December 6 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Royal Oak
18 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LG GB
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DROP. | Mansion Shutdown

Fri, December 6 @ 11.00 pm - Sat, December 7 @ 5.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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ChoirFest in aid of The Island York

Sat, December 7 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
York Mansion House
St Helen's Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Ryan Martin Live At Vanguard

Sat, December 7 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Vangarde Shopping Park York
Vangarde Way
York, YO32 9AE GB
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BGB: Oi Polloi Christmas All Dayer

Sat, December 7 @ 1.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Christmas Carols with Dunnington Choir

Sat, December 7 @ 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Dunnington Reading Rooms
Church Street
York, YO19 5PW
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Solomon’s Knot

Sat, December 7 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Handel’s Messiah

Sat, December 7 @ 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Blackbeard’s Tea Party Christmas Show!

Sat, December 7 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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University of York Choir & Shepherd Group Brass Band

Sat, December 7 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Central Hall, University of York
University of York, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD
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Indigo Charlie 7

Sat, December 7 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Bay Horse, Stamford Bridge, York
6 Main St
York, YO41 1AB GB
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The Red Windows

Sat, December 7 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Small Screen

Sat, December 7 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Spread Eagle
98 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Eeze Goin

Sat, December 7 @ 9.00 pm - Sun, December 8 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Jeepster

Sat, December 7 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Finlay Mcdermott

Sat, December 7 @ 10.30 pm - Sun, December 8 @ 4.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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BlackBox Christmas Party

Sat, December 7 @ 11.00 pm - Sun, December 8 @ 4.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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Palisander

Sun, December 8 @ 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Ravin’ Rascals December 8th

Sun, December 8 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Family Carol Service at York Minster

Sun, December 8 @ 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Melody Makers

Sun, December 8 @ 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Chris Berry Solo

Sun, December 8 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Marc Atkinson

Sun, December 8 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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The Gesualdo Six

Sun, December 8 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Bang Bang Bang!

Sun, December 8 @ 7.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Carols by Candlelight

Sun, December 8 @ 7.00 pm
St Thomas With St Maurice C of E Church
Lowther St
York, GB
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Miles., Wormboys, Wounded Bear

Sun, December 8 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Vangarde Christmas Festival

Vangarde Christmas Festival

Vangarde Shopping Park are holding their first Christmas Festival! Be entertained by music from local bands, choirs and theatre groups as you go about your Christmas shopping. Also look out for prize giveaways as well as food demos and tastings, face painting and kids activities too.
Sat, December 7-Sun, December 8
9.00 am-5.00 pm
Vangarde Shopping Park York
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Santa Special

Sat, December 7 - Sun, December 8
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sat, December 14 at 12.00 am

One event on Fri, December 20 at 12.00 am

One event on Sun, December 22 at 12.00 am

Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Murton Park
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park
York, YO19 5UF GB
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Christmas at York Castle Museum

Sat, December 7 @ 9.30 am - Sun, December 8 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Tots in the (Fairy) Woods

Sat, December 7 @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
Northwood Trail
Buttercrambe Moor Road,
York, YO41 1AP
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Tang Hall Big Local: Festive Make & Take

Sat, December 7 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Tang Hall Community Centre
Fifth Ave
York, YO31 0UG GB
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Santa at the Mill

Sat, December 7 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sun, December 8 at 2.00 pm

One event on Sat, December 14 at 2.00 pm

One event on Sun, December 15 at 10.00 am

Holgate Windmill
Windmill Rise
York, YO26 4TX United Kingdom
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Santa Dash

Sun, December 8 @ 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe
York, YO42 4RL United Kingdom
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Little Diggers: Yulelads!

Sun, December 8 @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
DIG
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NN United Kingdom
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Ravin’ Rascals December 8th

Sun, December 8 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Family Carol Service at York Minster

Sun, December 8 @ 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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An “Insight” to Mars

The York Astronomical Society are holding their annual Christmas lecture presented by member Dave Armeson. Learn all about the latest news of NASA’s Insight mission to Mars.
Fri, December 6
8.00 pm-9.30 pm
Priory Street Centre
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The Amber Light + live Q&A and Whisky Tasting

Fri, December 6 @ 6.30 pm - 8.45 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls

Fri, December 6 @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Clifton Library
Rawcliffe Lane
York, YO30 5SJ GB
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