DECEMBER: Out & About Events Guide

Oliver! Evening and matinee performances. To January 27. Leeds. Playhouse.

Christmas Tree Festival. To January 5. York. Minster.

Ice skating, funfair, and market stalls. To December 31. Leeds. Various venues.

‘Baroque Christmas’ Concert, including arias from Handel’s Messiah. 1 York. Mansion House. 7.30pm.

Christmas Tree Festival. 1-4 Halifax. Minster.

Christmas Tree Festival. 1-10 Beverley. Minster.

Christmas Fayre. 1-17 Harrogate.

Snowman and Elf Trail. 1-31 Northallerton.

Grand Christmas Fair. Crafts, raffle, refreshments, and Santa arrives at 12 noon. 11.00am-3.00pm. 2 Copt Hewick. Village church.

Christmas Fayre. 2 Masham. Town Hall. 10.00am-4.00pm.

Traditional Christmas street market with children’s entertainment and music. 2 Honley.

Book Fair. Light refreshments. 10.00am-3.30pm. 50p entry. 2 Gargrave. Village Hall.

Victorian Weekend. 2-3 Robin Hood’s Bay.

Christmas Market plus live entertainment and firework finale. 2-3 Knaresborough.

Christmas Festival. Food, stalls and family entertainment. 2-3 Malton.

Christmas Market plus music and children’s entertainment. The Hepworth. 2-3 Wakefield.

The York Early Music Christmas Festival. 2-9 York. St Margaret’s Church.

Christmas Market. 2 & 9 Grassington.

Christmas Tree Festival. 10.00am-4.00pm. 2-16 Hemsley. All Saints Church.

Christmas Crafts, Vintage and Collectables Fayre. Starts 10.00am. 3 Masham. Town Hall

Santa Fun Run. 3 Haworth.

Victorian Fayre. 3 Otley.

The Quirky Wedding Fayre. 11.00am-3.00pm. 3 Selby. River Mills Ballroom.

Christmas Market plus live entertainment. 3 & 10 Skipton.

Antiques Fair. 2-3 Wetherby. Racecourse.

The Vicar of Dibley. 7.30pm. 7-16 Ilkley. Playhouse.

Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Concert. 9 Bradford. Cathedral. 7.00pm.

Historical Games for Christmas. 11.30am-3.30pm. 9 Settle. The Folly.

Great Yorkshire Chorus with the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra. 7.30pm. 9 Bradford. St. George’s Hall.

Vintage Christmas Fayre. 10.00am-4.00pm. 9 Richmond. The Station.

Compton Organ Christmas Cracker, plus music from Thurlstone Brass Band. 9 Penistone. Paramount. 2.30pm.

Welsh billingual carol service, followed by Welsh refreshments. 9 Morley. Central Methodist Chapel. 2.00pm. All welcome.

Christmas Tree Festival. Children’s activities, service with carols, and refreshments. 10.00am-4.00pm. Free entry. 9-10 Skipton. St Andrew’s Church.

Christmas Festivities. Live entertainment, crafts, street food and much more. 10 Northallerton.

Christmas Market. 10 Ripley Castle

Festival of Christmas. 10.00am-4.00pm. 10 Beverley.

Antiques & Collectors Fair. 9.00am-4.00pm. 10 York. Racecourse.

Steeton Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert, featuring Addingham Primary School. 6.30pm. 14 Ilkley. St Margaret’s Parish

Pontefract & District Archaeology & History Society talk: Railways in Pontefract. Followed by a Christmas buffet. 7.15pm. Non-members welcome, £3. 15 Carleton. Carleton Grange.

Christmas Tree Festival. 15-17 Masham. St Mary’s Church.

Carols by candellight. 7.00pm.15 & 21 Wakefield. Cathedral.

Grassington Singers’ Christmas Concert. 3.00pm.16 Grassington. Town Hall.

Festive Music weekend with traditional Yorkshire brass bands. 16-17 Haworth. The Old Schoolroom.

Christmas carol service, with St Cecilia Orchestra. 5.30pm. 17 Ripon. Cathedral.

A Christmas Carol. 7.30pm. 17 Helmsley. Arts Centre.

Leyburn Band Christmas Concert and Fireworks Display. 7.30pm. 18 Leyburn. Tennants Garden Rooms.

Christmas carols under the tree with Halifax Minster Choir. 12.30pm. 24 Halifax. The Piece Hall.

Annual Boxing Day North Sea Dip. 26 Whitby.

Fire Festival. 31 Flamborough.

Pantomimes this Festive Season
Cinderella. Bradford. Alhambra Theatre.
. Halifax. Victoria Theatre.
Dick Whittington.
Harrogate. Theatre.
Rapunzel. Richmond. Georgian Theatre Royal.
Beauty and the Beast.
Scarborough. Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Sleeping Beauty.
Wakefield. Theatre Royal.

This information is believed to be correct. Please note we cannot accept any responsibility for any changes or errors. Contacts are given where known, so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Some events require pre-booking.


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