Weekend

What’s On in York this weekend

Christmas at Treasurer’s House

Christmas at Treasurer’s House
Sat Nov 9 @ 11.00 am - Sat Dec 21 @ 4.00 pm
Treasurer’s House
Minster Yard
York, YO1 7JL United Kingdom
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Enjoy Treasurer's House beautifully decorated for a traditional Christmas

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The Keeping of Christmas

The Keeping of Christmas
Thu Nov 14 - Tue Dec 31
Fairfax House
Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN United Kingdom
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Experience Fairfax House in all its splendour as it celebrates The Keeping of Christmas with a magnificent festive installation inspired by the traditions of the eighteenth century

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York’s Official Christmas Festival and Markets 2019

Thu Nov 14 @ 10.00 am - Sun Dec 22 @ 6.00 pm
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB
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Soak up the medieval charm of York at Christmas.

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Christmas at Goddards

Christmas at Goddards
Thu Nov 14 @ 10.30 am - Sun Dec 15 @ 4.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Discover the Terry family Christmas in their former home and how it changed in different years of family life

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The Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House
Thu Nov 14 @ 10.30 am - Sun Dec 22 @ 5.00 pm
York Mansion House
Saint Helen’s Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Enjoy a magical visit to York Mansion House, brimming with Christmas wonder as it is transformed into a spectacular Gingerbread House

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Christmas through the ages

Fri Nov 15 @ 10.00 am - Sun Dec 15 @ 4.00 pm
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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See how Christmas celebrations and decorations have evolved over the centuries

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Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition

Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition
Fri Nov 15 @ 10.30 am - Sun Dec 15 @ 4.00 pm
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work, and celebrates the best arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond

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Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto
Fri Nov 15 @ 12.00 pm - Tue Dec 24 @ 3.30 pm
York McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
St Nicholas Avenue
York, YO19 4TA United Kingdom
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Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart)

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Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
Sat, November 16 - Sun, January 5
York McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
St Nicholas Avenue
York, YO19 4TA United Kingdom
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Enjoy skating on the North of England's largest ice-rink and riding the impressive vintage fairground, then warm up with mulled wine and delicious treats

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The Three Kings at Magic & Mystery

The Three Kings at Magic & Mystery
Sat, November 16 @ 8.00 am - Mon, January 6 @ 5.00 pm
Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate
York, YO1 8AR United Kingdom
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At Barley Hall this Christmas, explore how magic infiltrated this religious time in the middle ages

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Christmas at York Castle Museum

Sat Nov 16 @ 9.30 am - Sun Dec 22 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Every weekend the museum’s decorated Victorian street Kirkgate will come to life – will you spot Ebenezer Scrooge as he walks the cobbles?

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A Christmas Masquerade

Christmas at Castle Howard
Sat, November 16 @ 10.00 am - Sun, January 5 @ 6.00 pm
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season

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Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea
Sat Nov 16 @ 12.30 pm - Fri Dec 13 @ 4.30 pm
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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A Christmas Afternoon Tea at Castle Howard is an experience like no other

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Christmas at Piglets Adventure Farm

Christmas at Piglets Adventure Farm
Sat Nov 23 - Tue Dec 24
Piglets Adventure Farm
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane
York, YO32 9ST United Kingdom
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Jump aboard the Magical Sleigh Ride to Santa's Woodland Village for a truly unforgettable Christmas experience

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Christmas at Flamingo Land

Christmas at Flamingo Land
Sat Nov 23 @ 8.00 am - Tue Dec 24 @ 5.00 pm
Flamingo Land
Kirby Misperton
Malton, YO17 6UX United Kingdom
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This year at Flamingo Land we are bringing the ultimate Christmas experience for everyone to enjoy!

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Santa’s Sweet Adventure

Santa’s Sweet Adventure
Sat Nov 23 @ 10.00 am - Tue Dec 24 @ 4.00 pm
York’s Chocolate Story
King's Square
York, YO1 7LD United Kingdom
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Guests will be able to meet Santa on special themed tours, in which they will complete a mission to help him save Christmas!

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Audience with Father Christmas

Audience with Father Christmas
Sat Nov 23 @ 10.30 am - Mon Dec 23 @ 4.15 pm
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Make Christmas memories that will last a life time with a visit to see Father Christmas at our popular Fireside Audiences

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City Cruises York Santa Experience

City Cruises York Santa Experience
Sun Nov 24 @ 11.00 am - Mon Dec 23 @ 5.00 pm
York Boat
Lendal Bridge
York, YO1 7DP United Kingdom
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It really is the most magical event on the River Ouse!

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Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019
Tue Nov 26 - Sun Dec 8
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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One of snooker's Triple Crown events returns to York 2019, featuring the world’s finest players

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Christmas lunch

Christmas lunch
Thu Nov 28 @ 12.00 pm - Sun Dec 15 @ 3.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Take a seat in the Terry family dining room and enjoy a two or three course lunch with family and friends

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Sparkflix

Thu Nov 28 @ 5.30 pm - Sun Dec 22 @ 5.30 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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This festive season Spark will be hosting showings of Christmas film classics for free! Includes Elf, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Love Actually

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Christmas Crazy Golf

Fri Nov 29 @ 12.00 pm - Sun Dec 22 @ 8.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Come and play a round of small, but perfectly formed festive crazy golf

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A Victorian Visit to Father Christmas

A victorian visit to Father Christmas
Sat Nov 30 @ 11.00 am - Sun Dec 15 @ 4.00 pm
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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Step back in time and meet Father Christmas during the Victorian times

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Santas Grotto

Sat Nov 30 @ 5.00 pm - Tue Dec 24 @ 4.00 pm
Langlands Garden Centre
Langlands Nurseries Ltd, York Road, Shiptonthorpe
York, YO43 3PN GB
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Take a magical trip to Santa’s Winter Wonderland in our fantastic Christmas Department. Create some beautiful memories for the whole family!

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Northern Lights Express

Northern Lights Express
Sat Nov 30 @ 7.00 pm - Mon Dec 23 @ 7.00 pm
Pickering Station
28 Park Street
Pickering, YO18 7AJ United Kingdom
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Join us this winter for a trip on our new, Northern Lights Express!

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Christmas 2019 at the National Railway Museum

Sun Dec 1 - Tue Dec 31
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, YO26 4XJ United Kingdom
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This festive season our museum will be a trove of fabulous food, fun activities and treasured objects—including world-changing locomotive Rocket

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Christmas At The Yorkshire Air Museum

Christmas At The Yorkshire Air Museum
Sun Dec 1 - Tue Dec 31
Yorkshire Air Museum
Elvington
York, YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Take some time from your busy Christmas preparations and enjoy wartime decorations on the base as well as in some of our main exhibitions

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Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise
Sun Dec 1 @ 10.30 am - Mon Dec 23 @ 3.00 pm
King’s Staith Landing
King's Staith
York, YO1 9SN United Kingdom
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Our Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit

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Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas

Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas
Sun Dec 1 @ 6.00 pm - Mon Dec 23 @ 8.00 pm
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with our exclusive evening with Father Christmas

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A Right Royal Christmas

A Right Royal Christmas
Tue Dec 3 @ 7.45 pm - Fri Dec 6 @ 7.45 pm
De Grey Rooms
St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Join Musical Director Madeleine Hudson and York Theatre Royal Choir for a celebration of all things Christmas past and present, evoking the past 275 years of the theatre’s history.

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Forest School for little ones!

Fri Dec 6 @ 10.00 am - 11.30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10.00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, December 13

Friends of Rowntree Park
Rowntree Park
York, yo23 1jq GB
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There will be lots of seasonal activities as we as fire starting, foraging, den building campfire cooking, mini-beast hunts, fire lighting, woodland crafts, storytelling and natural paint making and more

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Christmas Gift Workshops

Fri Dec 6 @ 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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Come along to one of our free sessions for adults and learn how to make simple but effective Christmas presents

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The Sidewinders

Fri Dec 6 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
The Old White Swan
80 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF United Kingdom
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Live music at The Old White Swan

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The Yorkshire Explorer Taster Day

Fri Dec 6 @ 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Evil Eye Gin Shop
42 Stonegate
York, YO1 8AS GB
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The Yorkshire Explorer gin are popping in so customers can try free samples of their lovely gin

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Tea Dance

Fri Dec 6 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2.00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, July 31

New Earswick Folk Hall
Haxby Road
York, YO32 4AQ United Kingdom
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Come along for two hours of dance to some of your favourite tunes. Enjoy the music, learn some dances and meet new people. £3 entry and 50p for a raffle ticket.

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The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker

The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker
Fri Dec 6 @ 5.00 pm - Sun Dec 8 @ 5.00 pm
Manor Church of England Academy
York, YO26 6PA GB + Google Map

Now in the 9th year, York's Christmas magic show is back – bigger and better than ever!

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Snow in York’s Shambles

Fri Dec 6 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5.00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, December 20

Shambles
York, YO1 7LX United Kingdom + Google Map

It's back for a third year! There will be snow every Friday in Shambles in the run up to Christmas

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Crafty Clay Socials Pots Pots Pots

Fri Dec 6 @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Space Invaders
9 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Pickle Pots, Trinket Pots, Sugar Pots, any kinda Pots!

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“H is for Harry” (12a) at the Folk Hall

Fri Dec 6 @ 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
New Earswick Folk Hall
Hawthorne Terrace
York, YO32 4AQ GB
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Following the success of 'I Daniel Blake' and 'A Northern Soul' we bring you the incredibly moving 'H is for Harry' with guest speakers

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The Amber Light + live Q&A and Whisky Tasting

Fri Dec 6 @ 6.30 pm - 8.45 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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In this journey through lesser-appreciated parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink

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Christmas Masterclass

Fri Dec 6 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
York’s Chocolate Story
King's Square
York, YO1 7LD United Kingdom
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What do you get when you mix Christmas time, truffles and heaps of chocolate... York’s Chocolate Story’s Christmas Masterclass!

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Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls

Fri Dec 6 @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Clifton Library
Rawcliffe Lane
York, YO30 5SJ GB
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Join us for a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe whose novel The Quality Street Girls is just out in paperback

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CatchAFire playing Vinyl Reggae -Free event

Fri Dec 6 @ 7.00 pm - Sat Dec 7 @ 1.00 am
The Spread Eagle, York
98 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL GB
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CatchAFire Full crew playing Vinyl Reggae -Free event

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Garrow Hill LIVE!

Fri Dec 6 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Garrow Hill take to the stage following the release of their successful live E.P. Having started life on the live scene playing alongside some of York’s local talent and from much further afield, this foursome Alt-Rock outfit are putting together an exciting future. For those who like their a...

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Comedy Night

Fri Dec 6 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Yates York
1 Church Lane
York, YO1 9QT GB
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Yates York brings you an Epic evening of top class stand up!

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Home Alone Double-Bill

Fri Dec 6 @ 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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A Christmas Double-Bill of Home Alone

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Fri Dec 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

For another year, come and join Lucy and create your own fabulous, unique Christmas Wreath to take home and wow your family and friends this December

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Sankta Lucia – Festival of Light

Sankta Lucia – Festival of Light
Fri Dec 6 @ 7.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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An atmospheric, candlelit procession and carol service for all the family based on the traditional Swedish Lucia celebration

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A Ghostly Christmas at Bedern Hall

Fri Dec 6 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Bedern Hall
Bartle Garth
York, YO1 7AL GB
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Ars Ludendi invite you to join them at Bedern Hall for a Spine-Chilling evening of classic Christmas ghost stories

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BGB Christmas Warm up: Faintest Idea, BKS + more

Fri Dec 6 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Warm up gig for our Oi Polloi Christmas All-Dayer

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The Velma Celli Show

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.00 pm
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One event on Fri, September 6 at 8.00 pm

One event on Fri, October 4 at 8.00 pm

One event on Fri, November 1 at 8.00 pm

One event on Fri, December 6 at 8.00 pm

The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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The musical theatre comedy revue show includes classic show tunes, stand up comedy, jazz standards and even sing alongs

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Darts Knockout In Memory of D.C & Jethro

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Yet again its that time of year where we do a knockout event in memory of 2 greatly missed people who worked for World Snooker

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An “Insight” to Mars

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street
York, YO16 GB
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Join us for our popular and famous annual Christmas lecture presented by YorkAstro member Dave Armeson

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Indigo Charlie 7

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Lendal Cellars
26 Lendal
York, YO1 8AA GB
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Live music at Lendal Cellars

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Anna Tsybuleva

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Recital in York

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The Nook Open Mic

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.30 pm - 11.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8.30 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, January 3

The Nook
3a Castlegate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 9RN United Kingdom
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Roll on up folks for another year of open mics!

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Jack Sabbath

Fri Dec 6 @ 8.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Gibson’s York
129 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LB United Kingdom
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Live music at Gibson's

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Roni Size

Fri Dec 6 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Dec 7 @ 3.00 am
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Legendary junglist hero and drum and bass pioneer comes through for a set that promises to merge old and new

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Will Evans and Josh Murray

Fri Dec 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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These two will have you up dancing and singing along to some classic hits

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Ryan Martin

Fri Dec 6 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Royal Oak
18 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LG GB
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Live music at The Royal Oak

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DROP. | Mansion Shutdown

Fri Dec 6 @ 11.00 pm - Sat Dec 7 @ 5.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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The time has come. DROP's first club venue, home to our early events featuring the likes of Section Boyz and D Double E, is closing down

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Santa Special

Santa Special
Sat Dec 7 - Sun Dec 8
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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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As one of the longest running Christmas experience in the area we are delighted to say that Santa and his elves will once again be coming to Murton Park this December

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Santa Specials

Santa Specials
Sat Dec 7 - Sun Dec 8
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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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Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

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Vangarde Christmas Festival

Vangarde Christmas Festival
Sat Dec 7 @ 9.00 am - Sun Dec 8 @ 5.00 pm
Vangarde Shopping Park York
Vangarde Way
York, YO32 9AE GB
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Get in the festive spirit with first Vangarde Christmas Festival

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Christmas at York Castle Museum

Sat Dec 7 @ 9.30 am - Sun Dec 8 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Every weekend the museum’s decorated Victorian street Kirkgate will come to life – will you spot Ebenezer Scrooge as he walks the cobbles?

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Wreath Making

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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Get festive with the Friends! Join us for our annual Christmas Wreath Making session

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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
St Nicks – Nature Reserve & Environment Centre
Rawdon Avenue
York, YO10 3ST GB
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Bring some colour, sparkle and light into your winter. Learn from local glass artist Helen Whitehead how to work with glass in a warm, friendly setting. Helen often looks to nature for inspiration and uses glass scraps where possible. As part of the event you can also enjoy a short nature observat...

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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
St Nicks – Nature Reserve & Environment Centre
Rawdon Avenue
York, YO10 3ST GB
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Bring some colour, sparkle and light into your winter. Learn from local glass artist Helen Whitehead how to work with glass in a warm, friendly setting. Helen often looks to nature for inspiration and uses glass scraps where possible. As part of the event you can also enjoy a short nature observat...

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Saturday Souk Market

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10.00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 28

Space Invaders
9 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Come down to our Saturday Souk Market where you can discover talented, local makers, sellers and upcyclers and shop local at The Malthouse

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Christmas Craft Fair

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 pm
Langlands Garden Centre
Langlands Nurseries Ltd, York Road, Shiptonthorpe
York, YO43 3PN GB
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Langlands Shiptonthorpe is excited to announce that we will once again be holding our annual Christmas Craft Fair!

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Poppleton Community Railway Nursery Christmas Open Day

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Poppleton Community Railway Nursery
Station Road
York, YO26 6QA United Kingdom
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The Nursery is holding its Christmas Open Day  on Saturday 7th December from 10am to 3 pm. We are situated behind the railway station car park on Station Road in Poppleton (postcode YO26 6QA). Visit us and you will find a variety of Christmas decorations and artificial wreaths, as well as pots of b...

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Tots in the (Fairy) Woods

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
Northwood Trail
Buttercrambe Moor Road,
York, YO41 1AP
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Bring your little adventurer along for a morning of magical sensory woodland experiences

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York CD and Record Fair

York CD and Record Fair
Sat Dec 7 @ 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
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One event on Sat, October 12 at 10.30 am

One event on Sat, December 7 at 10.30 am

The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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Lots of collectable records, CDS and DVDS Bring your unwanted records & CDS for cash or exchange

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Reindeer Poo Bath Bombs

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.30 am - 11.30 am
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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We dare you to come along and make reindeer poo bath bombs

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Twilight Evening

Twilight Evening
Sat Dec 7 @ 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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Visit on one of our Twilight Evenings and discover Castle Howard in a new light as night falls as we stay open in to the Evening

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British Sign Language classes

Sat Dec 7 @ 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11.00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 7

Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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If you have ever wanted to learn to sign, now is your chance!

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Storytime with Father Christmas – rewashed!

Storytime with Father Christmas – rewashed!
Sat Dec 7 @ 11.00 am - Sun Dec 8 @ 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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You're invited to join Father Christmas for a new and unforgettable experience in the historic Victorian laundry

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Tales with Father Christmas

Tales with Father Christmas
Sat Dec 7 @ 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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Father Christmas has crashed into the roof again – his GPS is terrible! Don’t worry, we’re here to save the day and set him up a special grotto in the attic

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Dunnington Christmas Craft Fair & Meet Father Christmas

Sat Dec 7 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Dunnington Reading Rooms
Church Street
York, YO19 5PW
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There will be 20+ stalls

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York Yuletide Trail

Sat Dec 7 @ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Rawcliffe Country Park
Shipton Rd
York, YO30 5XZ GB
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Come and join York's festive trail run, back for its third year

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ChoirFest in aid of The Island York

Sat Dec 7 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
York Mansion House
St Helen's Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Bringing together some of York's finest choirs, the event will showcase a wide range of Christmas and popular music tunes which will get you, your family and friends into the festive spirit

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Drop in Santa’s Grotto

Drop in Santa’s Grotto
Sat Dec 7 @ 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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We've persuaded the big man himself and one of his cheeky elves to take up residence in the cosy Courtyard Grotto!

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York Zine Fest – Festive Edition 2019

Sat Dec 7 @ 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Join us for 40+ zine stalls, craft workshops, browse through the zine library, take some piccies in the Grotto and fill up on mince pies and mulled wine!

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Tang Hall Big Local: Festive Make & Take

Sat Dec 7 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Tang Hall Community Centre
Fifth Ave
York, YO31 0UG GB
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Create quality decorations and gifts with our excellent crafters. Join in with our storyteller, or have fun in the photobooth

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Ryan Martin Live At Vanguard

Sat Dec 7 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Vangarde Shopping Park York
Vangarde Way
York, YO32 9AE GB
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I have the great honour of performing at the Vanguard to raise charity for IDAS

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BGB: Oi Polloi Christmas All Dayer

Sat Dec 7 @ 1.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Live music all day at The Fulford Arms this Christmas

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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat Dec 7 @ 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
St Nicks
St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave
York, YO10 3ST GB
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Bring some colour, sparkle and light into your winter

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Krampus Bazaar

Sat Dec 7 @ 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Artful Dodger Bar
47 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ GB
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Come join us at the Krampus Bazaar! Weird and wonderful things to be had

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Sinbad

Sinbad
Sat Dec 7 @ 2.00 pm - Sat Dec 14 @ 7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Join Sinbad, his brother Gilly and his mother, Dame Tilly Tinbad as they voyage the five seas in a race against time to prevent Abadun, Pirate Queen becoming ruler of the whole world

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Santa at the Mill

Sat Dec 7 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
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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 will be arriving in the windmill again this year!

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Sat Dec 7 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
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One event on Sat, December 7 at 2.00 pm

One event on Tue, December 10 at 2.00 pm

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

For another year, come and join Lucy and create your own fabulous, unique Christmas Wreath to take home and wow your family and friends this December

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Christmas Carols with Dunnington Choir

Sat Dec 7 @ 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Dunnington Reading Rooms
Church Street
York, YO19 5PW
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Christmas Carols with hot drink and cake

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Solomon’s Knot

Sat Dec 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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Festive music from 17th-century France Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 –1704) In nativitatem Domini canticum H.416  Pastorale sur la naissance de notre seigneur Jésus-Christ H.483 Making their much-anticipated debut at the York Christmas festival, Solomon’s Knot embraces the evocative sounds

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Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah
Sat Dec 7 @ 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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The York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists this Christmas for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave

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Festive Gin Tasting

Festive Gin Tasting
Sat Dec 7 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate
York, YO1 8AR United Kingdom
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Enjoy an evening sampling York Gin’s award-winning collection of gins, infused with delicious herbs, spices and fruits.

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Open Mic Night

Sat Dec 7 @ 7.30 pm
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One event on Sat, August 10 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, September 7 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, October 5 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, November 2 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, December 7 at 7.30 pm

The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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A monthly Open Mic Night to showcase those with the creative buzz. For any kind of performer- poetry, comedy, musings, music, monologue and miscellaneous! Guest headliners, up-n-comers and first-timers meet in the chilled surroundings of The Basement to take the stage! We recommend that performers a...

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Blackbeard’s Tea Party Christmas Show!

Blackbeard’s Tea Party Christmas Show!
Sat Dec 7 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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The year 2019 marks ten whole years since Blackbeard’s Tea Party first appeared. We know it’s amazing to think we’ve been doing this since we were 12 years old… We’re delighted to still be here, rabble rousing and getting people dancing. To celebrate we’re embarking on a tour this Autumn...

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Sleeping Beauty

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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Our legendary award-winning Christmas pantomime is back!

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University of York Choir & Shepherd Group Brass Band

Sat Dec 7 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Central Hall, University of York
University of York, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD
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The University Choir is delighted to join forces for a programme of seasonal music with the Shepherd Group Brass Band, one of the North East’s top championship bands

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Indigo Charlie 7

Sat Dec 7 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Bay Horse, Stamford Bridge, York
6 Main St
York, YO41 1AB GB
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Live music at The Bay Horse

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The Red Windows

Sat Dec 7 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Live music at Victoria Vaults

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Small Screen

Sat Dec 7 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Spread Eagle
98 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Live music at The Spread Eagle

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Eeze Goin

Sat Dec 7 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Dec 8 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Live music at Acorn Rugby Club

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Jeepster

Sat Dec 7 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Live music at The Edinburgh Arms

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Finlay Mcdermott

Sat Dec 7 @ 10.30 pm - Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Our final night of 2019 and we just had to bring you a bit of Fin to end the year with a proper bang

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BlackBox Christmas Party

Sat Dec 7 @ 11.00 pm - Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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BlackBox returns to Mansion for the last time

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Afternoon Tea with Carols

Afternoon Tea with Carols
Sun Dec 8
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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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Enjoy a festive inspired Afternoon Tea in The Grand Boardroom this Christmas

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Santa Dash

Sun Dec 8 @ 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe
York, YO42 4RL United Kingdom
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Put on your Santa suits and snowy white beards and dash, skip, hop or simply stroll around the beautiful surroundings of the park

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Little Diggers: Yulelads!

Sun Dec 8 @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
DIG
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NN United Kingdom
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Join us at DIG for a special festive edition of Little Diggers, where you’ll hear the story of the Yulelads, follow a trail to track them down, and create your own Yulelad to take home!

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Tales with Father Christmas

Tales with Father Christmas
Sun Dec 8 @ 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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Father Christmas has crashed into the roof again – his GPS is terrible! Don’t worry, we’re here to save the day and set him up a special grotto in the attic

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Piccadilly Art Market

Sun Dec 8 @ 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 8 at 11.00 am

One event on Sun, December 15 at 11.00 am

Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Charlotte Dawson founder/organiser of York RiverArt Market has teamed up with us to bring you a series of winter art markets at Spark

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Ainsty Christmas Fair

Sun Dec 8 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
The Ainsty
59 Boroughbridge Road
York, YO26 5SQ United Kingdom
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Have a look around our Christmas stalls

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Drop in Santa’s Grotto

Drop in Santa’s Grotto
Sun Dec 8 @ 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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We've persuaded the big man himself and one of his cheeky elves to take up residence in the cosy Courtyard Grotto!

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Miracle On 34th Street

Sun Dec 8 @ 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Mystery and magic abound in this delightful family film, surely one of the greatest of all Christmas movies

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Palisander

Sun Dec 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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A Yuletyde Eve The way we celebrate Christmas has changed immeasurably over the last 500 years, but seasonal music remains a constant. Join this award-winning ensemble as they return to the NCEM after their acclaimed presentation in March, bringing to life festive music of the Renaissance, on record...

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Joyful carol singing at Nunnington Hall

Joyful carol singing at Nunnington Hall
Sun Dec 8 @ 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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Celebrate the lead up to Christmas with good old fashioned carol singing with plenty of opportunities to get involved

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Ravin’ Rascals December 8th

Sun Dec 8 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Ravin’ Rascals is hosting another awesome family dance party, providing the ultimate rave experience for children and parents alike! York’s favourite rave-themed family disco is returning to The Crescent this December for an afternoon of energetic, glow stick-waving fun.  As always, we’ll...

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Family Carol Service at York Minster

Sun Dec 8 @ 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Join The Lullaby Trust for a family carol service at York Minster to remember the lives of babies and young children who have died suddenly and unexpectedly

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Santa at the Mill

Sun Dec 8 @ 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
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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 will be arriving in the windmill again this year!

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Grease Workshop

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

A 2 hour Workshop with West End performer Lauren Hood

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Luxury Wreath Workshop

Sun Dec 8 @ 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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You'll learn how to make your very own luxury wreath from scratch

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Melody Makers

Sun Dec 8 @ 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Join us for an afternoon of 60's classics

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York Celebration Choir and Afternoon Tea

Sun Dec 8 @ 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Bishopthorpe Road
York, YO23 2GB GB
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York Celebration Choir will entertain with carols and festive songs at this magical time of the year

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Sunday Music Quiz

Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4.00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, December 29

The Press Kitchen
59-63 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TY United Kingdom
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Every Sunday we host our smartphone music quiz. Join us each week from 4pm. Teams up to 6. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Just bring your smart phone and a sense of humour! Table service for drinks and food served throughout.

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Light up a Life – Selby

Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

St Leonard’s Hospice would like to invite you to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one or as a gift in honour of a friend or relative. Our Christmas trees in St Helen’s Square, York, Selby Abbey, Easingwold Market Place and the Hospice grounds will all bear hundreds of twinkling lights, ea...

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UK Jewish Film Festival in York

Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 8 at 4.00 pm

One event on Wed, December 11 at 4.00 pm

City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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A fantastic range of gems from the Jewish cultural world will be seen in 21 towns and cities including York

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Chris Berry Solo

Sun Dec 8 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Live music at Acorn Rugby Club

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Marc Atkinson

Sun Dec 8 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Live music at Inn on the Green

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The Gesualdo Six

Sun Dec 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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Videte Miraculum Advent is a time of mystery, reflection and wonder. Videte Miraculum takes you on a magical musical journey through the ages and across borders, weaving well-known Christmas carols, such as ‘Es ist ein Ros entsprungen’ by Praetorius, seamlessly into highlights from the 21st cent...

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Bang Bang Bang!

Sun Dec 8 @ 7.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Live music at The Bootham Tavern

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Carols by Candlelight

Sun Dec 8 @ 7.00 pm
St Thomas With St Maurice C of E Church
Lowther St
York, GB
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Get into the Christmas spirit and come and join us for an evening of carols by candlelight at St Thomas

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Miles., Wormboys, Wounded Bear

Sun Dec 8 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Live music at The Fulford Arms

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