Christmas Family Fun in Yorkshire 2022

Hull Christmas Tree Festival

Lord Mayors Christmas Tree Festival in Hull

2022 Dates TBC
Come along to Hull Minster and enjoy the wonderful display of decorated Christmas Trees. Each tree is decorated or sponsored by a local business.

Santa Claus checking his list, with large lit christmas tree sprkling in the background

Father Christmas in Yorkshire

Where to find Santa Claus in Yorkshire this Christmas - he's in caves, on boats and even can be found in more traditionl grottos. Book a special trip for your family this Christmas in Yorkshire.

Christmas Lights Roundhay

Christmas Trail at Roundhay Park

8th December 2022 to 1st January 2023
A brand new after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens. For the very first time over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Roundhay Park in Leeds. walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Winter illuminations

Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

2022 Dates TBC
Enjoy a magical evening at Yorkshire's largest light & lantern festival! Experience an illuminated trail through four enchanted realms: Under the Sea, Animal Adventure, World of Fantasy & Fairytale Kingdom

Sewerby Hall Winter Woodland Christmas event

Winter Woodland at Sewerby Hall

9th to 23rd December 2022
An all new spectacular display of lights, sounds and special effects will bring the grounds to life for a great evening out this festive season. The Winter Woodland Elves are causing mischief - tinkering with lights and sound to create a stunning party atmosphere in the woods, with the emphasis firmly on fun.

York Bird of Prey Christmas

Christmas Celebrations at York Bird of Prey Centre

17th to 23rd December 2022
Meet Father Christmas in his homely grotto (all children receive a gift) spend a good quality time with Santa. Meet our elves in their workshop and receive a gift which the elves will help you build! Be dazzled by our Christmas light displays, giant inflatables, write a letter to Santa, lots of craft activities, Christmas themed games, knock down the snowmen with snowballs and much more.

Harlow Carr with trees lit up in different colours

Glow at RHS Harlow Carr

17th November to 30th December 2022
Enjoy a magical adventure at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, discovering spectacular light displays along your way. See iconic features such as Streamside, the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns and Kitchen Garden glow with dazzling colours.

Siegh rides at Piglets Adventure Farm

Magical Sleigh Rides at Piglets Farm

19th November to 24th December 2022
Jin the Elves at Piglets Adventure Farm for a magical sleigh ride through the woodland, an all-singing all-dancing elf show and disocver the delights of the woodland village.

Castle Howard Christmas Family Adventure

Into The Woods A Fairytale Christmas

12th November 2022 to 2nd January 2023
This Christmas, Castle Howard becomes a wonderland of happily ever afters, fair maidens and magic as we bring you a Christmas experience like no other.

Panto cast

Pantos In Yorkshire

December 2022 and Janury 2023
It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Panto, Ooh no it wouldn't! Hers's a round up of pantos and family Christmas shows in Yorkshire for 2021.

People skating in daylight on Winter wonderland ice rink.

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

18th November 2022 to 8th January 2023
York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages, with an outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair, Santa's Grotto and The Chalet alpine cafe.

Child ice skating

Skate at The Piece Hall

1st December to 31st December 2022
Wrap up warm, strap on your skates and get ready to glide! The Piece Hall’s spectacular outdoor skating rink will be the sparkling centrepiece of our Christmas season throughout December. Situated in the iconic 66sqft courtyard, surrounded by twinkling lights and a Christmas tree, the rink will be open from 1 – 31 December.

York Castle Museum Christmas Family Fun

Christmas at York Castle Museum

19th November 2022 to January 2023
Join Christmas at York Castle Museum, a festive experience perfect for the whole family! Wander through our famous Victorian street, Kirkgate, as Christmas arrives with a blanket of festive snow on the historic cobbles. Enjoy the charming period trimmings that adorn the street and take a peek at an exciting range of historical decorations and objects in our stunning shopfronts. With a variety of family friendly Christmas activities on offer, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

Northern ballet nutcracker

Northern Ballet's Nutcracker

20th December 2022 to 7th January 2023
Christmas isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the wonder of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince into an enchanting winter wonderland. Don’t miss dazzling dancing snowflakes, the famous Sugar Plum Fairy and the notorious Mouse King in the ultimate festive entertainment.

Lotherton Hall Christmas Trail

Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall

26th November to 31st December 2022
Discover the fairies in their secret hideaway Fairy Dell, listen to the giggles and whispers as you tip-toe through. Marvel in the splendour of the Edwardian House with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery. Enjoy elf crafts with Mrs Claus or meet her husband.

Scarborough Ice Rink

Scarborough Ice Rink

9th December 2022 to 3rd January 2023
Scarborough’s very own real ice rink is back! Enjoy the perfect festive activity for first dates, play dates, best mates and fun for all the family! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried ice skating before, all abilities are welcome.

Snaya and elf at York chocolate story

Chocolate Making With Santa

26th November to 23rd December 2022
This December, York’s Chocolate Story will be decking the tours with festive fayre! All three floors will have a Christmas make-over as Santa himself takes up residence. Guests will be able to meet Santa on our special themed tours and make Christmas themed treats with him. Filled with festive fun, children will discover incredible seasonal secrets.

christmas tree in Burton Agnes hall

Burton Agnes Christmas

The house will be decorated with original, handmade decorations, with many crafted from flowers and foliage cropped and dried from the walled garden. There will be a trail of giant, hand-carved and painted candy canes in the woodland behind the house. With 24 giant canes - one for each day of advent - hidden in the branches.

Ice Cube Leeds

Ice Cube Leeds

25th November 2022 to 31st January 2023
Glide your way into Christmas as the popular Ice Cube returns with a special festive edition! Experience the magic of outdoor ice skating whatever the weather on the 400 sqm real ice rink with a special transparent roof. Suitable for all ages and abilities, with the popular Penguin Club every Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a dedicated accessible session every Thursday morning.

skaters at whitby ice rink

Whitby Ice Rink

2nd December 2022 to 2nd January 2023
Housed in an all weather marquee and using real ice rink, right in the centre of town! You will be able to skate in all weathers throughout the day with session times from 11am until 8pm (except Christmas Day). It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried ice skating before, all ages and abilities are welcome.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

3rd December 2022 to 5th January 2023
Experience the York Minster Christmas Tree Festival, set inside the medieval Minster this year, with around 40 trees on display in the cathedral’s stunning Chapter House and Lady Chapel. Explore the trees, which will be decorated to individual themes by local businesses, schools and charities, before adding your own Christmas message to a tag on the festival’s prayer trees.

Christmas tree at Monk Park Farm

Christmas at Monk Park Farm

1st to 23rd December 2022
Father Christmas and his farm elves are bringing festive magic and fun to Monk Park Farm near Thirsk. With activities taking place both indoors and outside, there's loads for all the family to do whatever the weather, including Santa’s grotto, story telling with Father Christmas, festive crafts with Mrs Claus, reindeer food making, elves sweet shop and toy shop, festive barrel ride, letter writing to Father Christmas, and festive food and drinks in the Hungry Monk Café.

Merry mouse and Christmas tree illustration

Merry Mouse Trail at North York Moors Visitor Centres

12th November 2022 to 3rd January 2023
This Merry Mouse’s friends are excited about Christmas, but Santa’s reindeer have come down with flu! It’s Merry Mouse to the rescue as children help solve the mystery of whose present belongs to who. The Merry Mouse trail will be running at both the Sutton Bank and Danby Lodge National Park Centres. For all the family.