Yorkshire in 2023 January

Things to do in Yorkshire in 2023. Start the New Year in Yorkshire with new experiences and great days out to create lasting memories.

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.

Aladdin's lamp

See A Pantomime

Keep the Christmas magic going with a visit to a pantomime. Many run into January or even February.

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New Years Day Swim

Take A New Years Dip.

Start the New Year with a refreshing dip. Head to Wharfemeadows Park in Otley or South Bay in Scarborough and start your new year an invigorating dip.

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

13th October 2022 to 8th January 2023
Van Gogh Alive is coming to Bradford this autumn for its Yorkshire premiere 🌻 Experience the artist like never before in this multi-sensory experience at Regency Hall Yorkshire

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The Awakening

7th January 2023
An unmissable event with music from top class acts, poetry, dance, comedy and much more. It’s going to be quite some night! A big celebration of Leeds’ cultural heritage and future, The Awakening is the first event in an unforgettable year. Hosted by Gabby Logan and Sanchez Payne, we’re putting on an epic showcase of live performance featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, Simon Armitage and LYR and many more

Ice Skates

Ice Skating.

Enjoy fun on the ice with family or friends, temporsry rinks are at York and Stockeld Park into early January. Or throughout the year go to the Bradford or Sheffield permanent rinks.

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.

Blue Tit on a branch

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

27th to 29th January 2023
Join the RSPB for the Big Garden Birdwatch. Share your fidings and help monitor the birds of Britain. Sign up for free.

Scottish Piper Silhouette

Burns Night in Yorkshire

25th January is Burns Night. Celebrate the life and works Robbie Burns and celebrate the traditions of Scotland in Yorkshire.

York Residents Festival

York Residents Festival

29th and 30th January 2022.
York Residents Festival is a ‘thank you’ for the warm welcome York's residents. This year there is a chance to explore behind the scenes at a number of venues not usually open to the public, as well as some great dining and retail offers.

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

Active Indoor Play

Winter weather keeping the family cooped up and frustrated indoors - go burn off some energy and enjoy some family fun at one of Yorkshire's fabulous indoor play places. Ideas for all ages - even the grown ups!

Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms in Yorkshire, get your team together and enjoy interactive game of riddles and puzzles to escape the room.

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A Walk In A Country Park

Parks offer fresh air, exercise and a great family day out for free. This is our selection of a few of the best parks Yorkshire has to offer.