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

6 Dec 2019 @ 2.13 pm
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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 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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