December Events & Activities

Review what's on in December in the North York Moors and North Yorkshire  - the Christmas fairs and events will be well underway:

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North York Moors Steam Railway Santas Specials- They say Christmas is a time for children, and with our Santa Specials, you'll not be disappointed. These special excursions are ideal for families with small children. They run throughout December, and you can choose from 4 shuttle services each day, either departing from Pickering to Levisham and back, or from Grosmont to Goathland and back.

Ryedale Folk Museum Christmas Weekend - The Museum's Annual Free Christmas weekend event: A great weekend for all the family where you will see the Museum in full festive swing with activities, demonstrations, crafts, cooking, stalls, music, re-enactors, mulled wine, mince pies, games and all round festive fun. Hope to see you there to help the museum close for Christmas with a bang!

Castle Howard Courtyard Christmas Markets - Our popular courtyard market returns for the festive season. Browse a range of gifts, crafts and food stalls in our lovely cobbled courtyard, from 10am to 4pm. The courtyard shops will be filled with festive goodies too from local treats, meats and delicacies in the farm shop to baubles, ornaments and perfect presents in the gift shops. At the garden centre there will be gifts, decorations and seasonal favourites.  Pick up a bite to eat from the festive menus at the courtyard café and coffee shop.

Boxing Day Raft Race at Scarborough Harbour  - Enjoy the annual boxing day festivites, organised by the Sub Aqua Club. Cheer on the festive fun and games between the fancy-dressed teams as they battle to win the race in their hilarious home-made rafts! Starts at 12.30.