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1 Bev­er­ley Fes­ti­val of Christ­mas

Sun­day Tra­di­tional Vic­to­rian mar­kets at Satur­day Mar­ket, Wed­nes­day Mar­ket and North Bar Within, with sea­sonal cheer at Flemingate Cen­tre – in­clud­ing the Nordic Tipi Bar with its roar­ing fire. Rein­deer will guide Santa and his sleigh at 10am from Wed­nes­day Mar­ket to Satur­day Mar­ket. Vis­i­tors can meet Santa and get a pic­ture. More than 120 Vic­to­rian mar­ket stalls will be of­fer­ing food and drink – and, of course, stock­ing fillers. Fam­i­lies can also look for­ward to face paint­ing, tra­di­tional Vic­to­rian fair­ground rides, live mu­sic, dance, birds of prey and a snow globe at Flemingate Cen­tre. Panto stars from Bridling­ton Spa’s Jack and the Beanstalk – in­clud­ing Star Trek ac­tor Ma­rina Sir­tis – will add fur­ther fes­tive fun. Free with some charges for rides and other ac­tiv­i­ties. www. bev­er­leyfes­ti­val­ofchrist­mas. co.uk

2 Christ­mas Craft and Food Fair

Sled­mere House, Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day, 9.30am-4pm. More than 100 stalls of­fer­ing the best se­lec­tion of lo­cal pro­duce from around York­shire in­clud­ing wine, sweets, home­made treats, fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions, gifts and crafts. Ad­mis­sion charges ap­ply www.sled­mere­house.com

3 Cre­ative Cres­cent and Wood­end Open Stu­dios

The Cres­cent, Scar­bor­ough, on Satur­day and Sun­day, daily from 10am to 4pm Res­i­dent artists at Wood­end open their doors and present an ar­ray of art so you can see and buy their work at one-off prices and find some orig­i­nal gifts. An­gela Chalmers’ cyan­otypes, also known as ‘blue­prints’; Ruth Col­lett ce­ramic work is based on the Wolds fields, bees and bee­hives and tex­tured pieces us­ing re­cy­cled plas­tic pack­ag­ing; Lind­sey Tyson com­bines felt and print on fab­ric to cre­ate tac­tile, and unique home ac­ces­sories in­spired by na­ture; Wendy Belshaw works mainly in oils and en­caus­tic wax to cre­ate her paint­ings. She also makes unique jew­ellery and sea­sonal craft pieces.

Tony Belshaw works in var­i­ous medi­ums and has been cre­at­ing art­work from sea themed, lo­cally sourced and sea-washed pot­tery. Car­olyn Let­ten is a tex­tile artist tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the coast and moors that sur­round her. Free en­try www. wood­end­cre­ative. co.uk

4 Vic­to­rian Week­end at Robin Hood’s Bay

Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day This event gives all vis­i­tors and res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to dress up in tra­di­tional Vic­to­rian cos­tume. Santa, wellythrow­ing on the beach, Vic­to­rian games, a Christ­mas card com­pe­ti­tion, a cos­tume com­pe­ti­tion, a Sheep Hunt, talks about the Dick­en­sian era and smug­gling are just some of the high­lights. There’ll also be mu­sic in the streets, in the pubs, in churches and a va­ri­ety con­cert and a pie and pea sup­per. As well as art ex­hi­bi­tions and old crafts, you can visit pe­riod cot­tages and dis­cover Robin Hood’s Bay on a guided walk, learn about St Hilda’s snakes and sea mon­sters, fol­low your duck in the an­nual RNLI Duck Race and mar­vel at the beauty and in­ge­nu­ity of all the Christ­mas trees in St Stephen’s Church.Carollers, hand-bell ringers, lucky dips, tombo­las, draws, spin­ning demon­stra­tions, ganseys and, of course, mince pies. Free en­try

5 Great North Christ­mas Fes­ti­val

Var­i­ous venues, De­cem­ber Fes­ti­val On The Moor’s event kicks off with the Was­sail at Joan Of Arc Hall, Bot­ton, on Fri­day De­cem­ber 14.

The Fes­ti­val show at Bot­ton will com­bine sea­sonal songs with the mu­sic of fid­dle and ac­cor­dion duo Chris­tine Wil­liamson and Ca­role Mill­ward, bet­ter known as Blind Panic. They wil be joined by singers Richard Grainger, Chris Mil­ner, Beth Bur­rows, Mag­gie Gee, Steve Dawes, Mar­garet and Tony Maughan, Dor Foun­tain, Paul Lu­cas and Alan Young. Sea­sonal food and drink, and a hearty sup­per at the fes­ti­val bar with a raf­fle.

The mu­sic kicks off at 5pm in the foyer bar. Was­sail will start at 7.30pm. This is a pay what you want event and is open to all. For a more in­ti­mate event, the Was­sail takes place at San­ders Yard Bistro, Whitby, on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 19 with sounds of the sea­son and scrump­tious food. Tick­ets are lim­ited and are priced at £13 to in­clude a fes­tive sup­per. Avail­able from the Bistro and the fes­ti­val’s web­site: www.fes­ti­val­on­the­moor.co.uk 6 Christ­mas at Nun­ning­ton Hall De­cem­ber 8, 9, 15 and 16, from 10.15am to 2pm. Dis­cover the Hall as it would have been at Christ­mas through his­tory, from the Ge­or­gian era to the war years and af­ter. Ad­mis­sion charges ap­ply. www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/ nun­ning­ton-hall 7 Fes­tive Fun at Ro­tunda Mu­seum, Scar­bor­ough De­cem­ber 9, 16 and 23 from 10am to 4pm. Ex­plore and cre­ate with us in the run up to Christ­mas! Join the mu­seum team for a var­ied pro­gramme of fes­tive fun for the whole fam­ily and ex­plore the unique col­lec­tions.

Free with an­nual pass www.scar­bor­ough­mu­se­ums trust.com/ro­tunda-mu­seum 8 Christ­mas Tree Ex­hi­bi­tion St Mary’s Parish Church, Whitby, to Jan­uary 6 This is a free event but dona­tions wel­come. Closed af­ter the ser­vice on Christ­mas Day.Please note that the ex­hi­bi­tion may be closed when ser­vices are tak­ing place. For open­ing times please visit www.dis­cov­ery­ork­shire­coast. com/Whitby-Christ­mas-TreeEx­hi­bi­tion-2018 9 Christ­mas at Bur­ton Agnes Hall, near Bridling­ton Un­til Sun­day De­cem­ber 23 Join Fa­ther Christ­mas and Jin­gles the Magic Elf for a mag­i­cal per­for­mance. The Cun­liffe-Lis­ter fam­ily gather nat­u­ral prod­ucts from the Hall’s award-win­ning gar­dens and es­tate to cre­ate orig­i­nal dec­o­ra­tions.

A huge Christ­mas tree from the es­tate’s forest­land will dom­i­nate the Great Hall. Orig­i­nal El­iz­a­bethan and Ja­cobean quar­ters will be dec­o­rated in tra­di­tional style while the Long Gallery will have a con­tem­po­rary Christ­mas mood to com­ple­ment its col­lec­tion of mod­ern and im­pres­sion­ist art. In the court­yard, the Home and Gar­den Shop and Gift Shop will stock Christ­mas presents and the Christ­mas Shop is a whole shop ded­i­cated to Christ­mas and the the café will serve a sea­sonal menu. Ad­mis­sion charges ap­ply. www.bur­ton­agnes.com 10 York­shire’s Win­ter Won­der­land. MacArthur Glen De­signer Out­let, York Per­fect fam­ily day out with the Ice Fac­tor open un­til Jan­uary 6. www.york­shirewin­ter won­der­land.com

Santa and his sleigh will be at Bev­er­ley Fes­ti­val of Christ­mas on Sun­day.

Cel­e­brate Christ­mas at Bur­ton Agnes Hall, near Bridling­ton.

Christ­mas at Nun­ning­ton Hall, near Helm­s­ley.

St Mary’s Church, Whitby, is cur­rently hold­ing a Christ­mas Tree Fes­ti­val.

Robin Hood’s Bay is host­ing a Vic­to­rian week­end.

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