Winter Events in North Yorkshire


Embrace the chill in the air, for in Yorkshire, winter isn't a time to hibernate but a season brimming with enchanting experiences and festive delights. As the days grow shorter and the nights grow ever darker, North Yorkshire becomes a haven for those seeking wondrous adventures and heartwarming celebrations. From magical train journeys whisking you to the North Pole to historic castles aglow with twinkling lights, the region beckons with an array of captivating events that prove winter is far from dreary in this part of the world. So, bundle up, sip on some hot cocoa or mulled wine, and discover the myriad of delights waiting to be explored in Yorkshire's winter wonderland.

The Polar Express: All aboard The Polar Express for an immersive journey at Wensleydale Railway. Experience the enchantment of the beloved story as you embark on a magical train ride, complete with hot cocoa, carols, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Winter Illuminations: Wrap up warm and experience the park after dark as you explore the magic of our illuminated enchanted realms.

York's Santa Experience at City Cruises: Cruise along the River Ouse with City Cruises and delight in York's Santa Experience. Families can enjoy a special voyage with Santa, festive activities, and stunning views of York's iconic landmarks.

Christmas at Castle Howard: Step into a winter wonderland at Castle Howard, where the historic estate comes alive with dazzling decorations, festive music, and a Christmas market offering unique gifts and seasonal treats.

A Townmouse Christmas: Join in the festivities at A Townmouse Christmas, featuring charming activities and workshops for children, including storytelling, crafts, and encounters with adorable furry friends.

Magical Sleigh Rides: Experience the magic of horse-drawn sleigh rides in the picturesque countryside, offering a serene and enchanting way to embrace the winter season.

RHS Glow 2023 at Harlow Carr: The Royal Horticultural Society's Glow event at Harlow Carr Gardens illuminates the night with mesmerizing light installations, creating a captivating experience for visitors of all ages.

Christmas Magic Coming Soon to Thorp Perrow: Prepare for a magical spectacle at Thorp Perrow Arboretum, where festive lights and decorations will create an enchanting atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.

Christmas through the Ages: Journey through time and explore the evolution of Christmas traditions and celebrations at a special event that showcases how the holiday has been commemorated through different historical periods.

Father Christmas at Bolton Abbey: Visit the scenic grounds of Bolton Abbey and meet Father Christmas in his grotto, where little ones can share their wishes and receive a special gift.

Christmas at Monk Park Farm: Embrace the festive spirit at Monk Park Farm, featuring seasonal activities, animal encounters, and a chance to experience the joys of the holiday season on a traditional farm.

Christmas 2023 at The Forbidden Corner: Venture into The Forbidden Corner for a whimsical and magical Christmas experience, where surprises await around every corner in this unique labyrinth of tunnels and chambers.

We hope this has given you some great ideas and inspiration! See the full list of events on our events page.

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