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Family Christmas Fun 2016


Family Christmas Fun

There’s enchanting events for the whole family right up to Christmas Day in and around York and plenty of opportunities to meet the man in red. Father Christmas will be making some very special appearances in York…

Step aboard Santa’s steam-train for a magical journey through the North York Moors National Park on the Santa Specials, a train tour with Father Christmas on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. He’ll be at Castle Howard to make his list of presents to deliver by the roaring log fire and kids can feast on a fun-filled breakfast with Santa at Stockeld Park’s Christmas Adventure.

Visit Father Christmas in his cosy wooden grotto just outside York’s Chocolate Story in Shambles Market from the 3 December. Little ones can get a photograph with the man himself to remember a special Christmas in York.

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen

Be enchanted by storybook cabins inspired by Narnia and then take a walk through magical woodland to find Santa in his beautiful log cabin set within Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York. Elves will be on hand to welcome you into the cosy grotto where Santa awaits with a wrapped gift for every child. For further information on opening times and booking visit

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York Christmas Festival Events

Thu 16 Nov - Sun 17 Dec 2017

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Lost Traditions of Medieval Christmas Rediscovered

Thu 16 Nov 2017 - Fri 5 Jan 2018

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St Nicholas Fair

Thu 16 Nov - Fri 22 Dec 2017

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Mulled Wine

Fri 17 Nov - Sat 30 Dec 2017

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Brass Band Weekend

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Nov 2017

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Castle Howard at Christmas

Sat 18 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

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Sat 18 - Sun 19 Nov 2017

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