Christmas Events in Yorkshire

Christmas Events in Yorkshire

The holiday season is officially upon us, so get into the Christmas spirit with these fantastic festive events across Yorkshire. From theatre shows to Thor’s Tipi, Christmas markets to magical lantern displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Meet Santa 

Santa’s Grotto – from 17 November – Trinity Walk, Wakefield

Santa’s Candy Cottage – from 24 November – Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield

Santa’s Grotto – from 3 December – outside York’s Chocolate Story

Breakfast with Santa – 3 December – The Broadway, Bradford

Santa’s North Pole – from 3 December – Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

500 Years of Christmas – 10 and 11 December – Temple Newsam House, Leeds

Father Christmas Visit – 17 & 18 Dec – The Hepworth, Wakefield

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Theatre/Shows

Sleeping Beauty – 24 Nov to 31 Dec – Wakefield Theatre Royal

The Nutcracker Live Broadcast – 8 December – Rex Cinema, Elland

Cinderella – 8 Dec to 28 Jan – York Theatre Royal

Snow White – 9 Dec to 8 Jan – Sheffield Lyceum

Christmas Comedy Cellar – 13 to 15 December – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Snowman – 15 December – Sheffield City Hall

The Snowman & Other Tales – 18 December – Leeds Town Hall

It’s A Wonderful Life– 23 to 24 December – Hyde Park Picture House

Best Ever Christmas Show – 28 December – Leeds First Direct Arena

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Crafts & Outdoor

Crafty Christmas Decorations – every Sunday – The Hepworth, Wakefield

Thor’s Tipi Bar – 18 Nov to 31 Dec – Victoria Gardens, Leeds

Thor’s Tipi Bar – 24 Nov to 31 Dec – Peace Gardens, Sheffield

Christmas Teepee – December – The Mustard Pot, Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival – from 25 Nov to 2 Jan – Roundhay Park, Leeds

Ice Trail – 10 and 11 December – York city centre

Enchanted Christmas Garden – 16 to 23 December – Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster

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Markets/Fairs

Leeds German Christmas Market– 11 Nov to 18 December – Millennium Square

Sheffield Christmas Markets – 16 Nov to 24 Dec – Sheffield City Centre

Made in Yorkshire Festive Fayre – 24 Nov to 18 Dec – The Guildhall, York

Victorian Christmas Market – 3 and 4 December – Kelham Island Museum

Art, Craft & Gift Fair – 10 December – Byram Arcade, Huddersfield

Leeds Hidden Christmas Market– 16 to 22 December – Kirkstall Abbey

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Christmas experiences/Days out

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds: Twelve Days of Christmas Walk, Elf Village, Secret Fairy Hideaway

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure, Wetherby: Breakfast with Santa, outdoor activities, theatre, illuminations, Santa’s Grotto

Santa Steam Specials, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 10 mile train journey with santa and pixies, festive music, decorated train carriages, Christmas food, presents

Santa, Elves & Sleigh Bells, Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield: Santa’s Grotto, sleigh ride, Farm Barn Nativity Scene, Elf Workshop, Christmas crafts

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, York Designer Outlet: outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair rides, Santa’s grotto, live entertainment, Christmas shopping

York Christmas: stalls, music, carols, fairs, lights, food and more!

Christmas Eve wind down – December 24 – Nostell Priory, Wakefield: relax with wintry walks in the gardens, a cosy cafe and festive treats

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Christmas Decor Themes

Christmas Decor Themes

With December almost upon us, it’s nearly time to dress your home for Christmas! If your old decorations are feeling a bit tired or you just fancy a change, we have some great Christmas decor ideas to suit everyone’s taste and budget!

Traditional red & green

If you love the idea of a traditional family Christmas, then this theme is for you! Red and green will be your staple colours, whilst decorations will focus on stockings, candy canes, wreaths and garlands intertwined with pinecones and red berries, classic Christmas prints and a magnificent bushy green tree!

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White winter wonderland

Even if it’s not a white Christmas outside, it definitely will be inside with this winter wonderland theme. Think all white decorations with hints of ice blue, snowflake baubles and prints, icicle lights and a snow frosted Christmas tree with a glittery snowflake on top. Go with sparkly, crystal and translucent textures to give that icy winter feel.

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Charming rustic

Bring the outdoors into your home with this nature-inspired rustic theme. Decorate with logs and wooden details, real pine cones, holly and wreaths (if possible), woven textures, lanterns and woodland creature ornaments. Keep everything really natural and try your hand at some homemade decorations for an extra charming feel.

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Glamorous rose gold 

If nothing less than full on glamour will do, decorate your home with glitter and the colour of the year; rose gold. Don’t hold back with this theme, go for full on sparkle and glitter, twinkly lights, a lavishly decorated tree and super luxe wrapping paper. Make sure everything is dripping in gold, pink and rose gold.

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Minimalist 

On the complete opposite end of the scale, if you like to keep things simple or aren’t really the festive kind, a minimalist theme is ideal. Simply put up a conservatively decorated tree, keep decorations white or plain and hang up some a string of fairy lights.

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Tropical Christmas

If you hate the cold season and want something completely different, give your Christmas decor a tropical edge! Choose rich jewel tones in emerald-green, purple and blue. Give your home an exotic feel with colourful wildlife decorations, tropical prints and gold embellishments.

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Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

With the big day only one month away, we’re kicking off our Christmas blog series with some present ideas! It’s hard every year to think of something original to buy your family and friends, but our list of local shops in Yorkshire will provide those special and unique gifts that you can guarantee nobody else will have!

Leeds

  • Great Yorkshire Shop, Corn Exchange: Support Yorkshire producers by purchasing your Christmas presents here! They sell Henderson’s Relish, leaf tea from Sheffield’s Birdhouse Tea Company, and natural skincare products from Whitby’s Sweet Cecily’s
  • The Traditional Shaving Company, Grand Arcade: For all your bearded friends, pick up an old school wet shave kit or some top-notch products to keep their beard in place
  • Chirpy, Chapel Allerton: a creative design store and workshop where you can find some unique home accessories and even take part in some workshops to learn how to do it yourself!

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  • Little Leeds Beer House, Corn Exchange: A haven for craft beers with an extensive selection of the finest beers from Yorkshire and beyond!
  • On The Wall, Boar Lane: You can find everything here from classic film posters to artsy prints, trendy t-shirts to incredible canvases
  • OK Comics, Briggate: Know a comic fanatic? Get yourself to OK Comics where they offer an impression selection of classic comics and graphic novels
  • Armadillo Toys, Chapel Allerton and Horsforth: The best independent toyshop in Leeds and a child’s dream! You’ll find a vast range of old school and modern toys to keep children entertained over Christmas
  • Yellow Sunrise, Corn Exchange: When you step into this magical shop you’ll want to buy every single one of its Japanese and Moroccan goodies!

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York

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate: A hipster’s paradise with old-school vibes, filled with vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street: A shabby chic boutique providing the perfect unique gifts for Christmas including furniture, jewellery and vintage prints
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles: Your chocolate-loving friends and family will appreciate the delicious handmade chocolates from one of the most well-establish chocolatiers in the city

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  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate: Your foodie friends will love anything you buy them from here! A family run businesses with a tantalising selection of spices and ingredients to make authentic Indian dishes
  • Snowhome, Gillygate: You can be sure nobody will have whatever gifts you buy from here, with stunning homewares from small manufacturers and emerging designers
  • Burgin’s Perfumery, Coney Street: Step into the past in this traditional perfumery offering 2000 makes from designer brands to independent businesses
  • The Yorkshire Soap Company, Blake Street: Give someone the gift of relaxation with handmade soaps and bath salts in an array of sumptuous scents
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street: Next to the YSC you’ll find a store full of bizarre and fascinating trinkets you can guarantee nobody else will have!

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Sheffield

  • Collard Mason, Devonshire Street: A dark and moody boutique selling clothes, jewellery and homewares from independent designers
  • Sheffield Antiques Centre, Broadfield Road: A truly traditional antique shop with an awesome range from trinkets to furniture, all at great prices
  • Starmore Boss, Sharrow Vale: For the one who loves a tipple, you’ll find an amazing selection of wines, beers, whiskeys and South Yorkshire’s largest range of tequilas
  • MoonKo, Division Street: A bright and quirky independent shop where can find the perfect gifts from home to fashion pieces

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  • The Record Collector, Fulwood Road: A true institution in Sheffield, pop in for new and second-hand CDs and vinyls, and if you’re lucky you might even catch one of their signings!
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop, Ecclesall Road: Celebrating everything that it great about Sheffield, with stunning metalwork pieces, and shop owner Paul who has an impressive knowledge of all things Sheffield
  • Hilary & Flo, Ecclesall Road: Venture into the jungle that is Hilary & Flo for quirky interior design pieces from all over the world. Even make a gift yourself in one of their DIY workshops
  • Sheffield Skincare Co, Crookes Road: Treat family and friends to some of the incredible skincare products homemade from natural ingredients by founder Megan

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Focus On: York City Centre

Focus On: York City Centre

The city of York literally has everything you need: a mix of modern and traditional shops, vibrant night life, cute cafes, a fascinating history and rich cultural scene. And you could © Simon Vine Photography March 2011 Yorkshire Housing Space propertieshave all of this on your door step in this spacious one bedroom apartment just off Micklegate, right in the heart of the city!

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The apartment has a spacious open-plan living area, creating the perfect place to both eat and relax, fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning. The large lounge area has a floor to ceiling window letting in plenty of light, and a door leads out onto a private sun terrace, perfect for sitting outside. The modern kitchen is fitted integrated white goods including oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.lounge1-edit

The double bedroom in the apartment makes it suitable for a single person or a couple, and is fitted with carpet and and a built in wardrobe. The private sun terrace is also accessible from the bedroom, letting in light and fresh air, and providing the perfect wake up in the morning. The apartment has a  tiled bathroom, complete with white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as storage cupboard, mirrored cabinet and electric shaver plug. As well as all of this, this amazing property also features under-floor heating, perfect to keep you cosy in the colder months! The Jacob Court building itself benefits from a secure door entry system and well-maintained gardens, creating a safe and welcoming place to live.york1

Location

Jacob Court is ideally set within the heart of York city centre, located on Trinity Lane just off Micklegate, only a 5 minute walk from the train station. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, and just a short walk from all the great shops, restaurants and bars.

Restaurants

  • Melton’s, Scarcroft Road – one of York’s finest restaurants with reasonable prices
  • Cafe No8 Bistro, Gillygate – delicious, unfussy bistro dishes
  • El Piano, Grape Lane – excellent Arab-Spanish vegan food
  • Oshibi, Franklins Yard – hugely popular Korean/Japanese bistro
  • Coconut Lagoon, Clarence Street – finest South Indian cooking in the city
  • Puddin’ & Pie, Bishopthorpe Road – delicious chunky pies with exemplary pastry
  • Little Italy, Goodramgate – family-run Italian with gourmet cuisine

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Bars/pubs

  • House of Trembling Madness, Stonegate – oddball and overt pub with a medieval feel
  • Evil Eye Lounge, Stonegate – quirky bar with vast array of cocktails
  • 1331 Bar, Grape Lane – chilled bar off the beaten track with cosy cinema
  • Pivni, Patrick Pool – for true alcohol enthusiasts, with unique bar snacks too
  • Ye Olde Starre Inne, Stonegate – one of the oldest and most establish pubs in the city
  • Sotano, Little Stonegate – a hidden gem in the city centre serving craft beers
  • Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, Micklegate – simple bar with an incredible beer range

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Cafes

  • The Hairy Fig, Fossgate – artisan produce in a tiny, adorable deli/cafe
  • Le Langhe, Peasholme Green – Italian deli with mind-blowing artisan produce
  • The Perky Peacock, Tanners Moat – cafe using local ingredients overlooking the river
  • Mannion & Co, Blake Street – rustic home-baked breads and beautiful cakes
  • Shambles Kitchen, The Shambles –  famed for its pulled pork sandwich
  • Brew & Brownie, Museum Street – rustic eatery with amazing American pancakes

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Shops 

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate – vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street – shabby chic style and unique gifts
  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate – specialist handmade spice blends
  • Snowhome, Gillygate – contemporary home design
  • Burgins’ Perfumery, Coney Street – offers over 2000 makes of perfume
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles – one of the most popular chocolatiers in the city
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street – bizarre and interesting trinkets

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Unique Apartment in Huddersfield!

Unique Apartment in Huddersfield!

Huddersfield is the perfect town to give you excellent access to Yorkshire’s best cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Sheffield. And we have a truly unique 2-bedroom apartment just a few minutes walk from the train station for only £350PCM! Whilst being located in the modern town centre, this apartment retains its original features including exposed brick and wooden floorboards.

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The light and airy living room boasts a striking exposed brick wall and an original brick fireplace, as well as original wooden floorboards. Two large windows either side of the room create a beautifully bright and open space. The lounge then leads through into the fully fitted modern kitchen, complete with everything you need including oven/hob, washing machine and fridge with icebox, and also features a large window.

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The apartment comprises of two spacious bedrooms, one double and one single, both with original floorboards and large windows that let light flood in. They also benefit from electric heaters to keep the rooms nice and warm in the winter months! The part-tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, with a mirror over the sink and a large window creating a light and relaxing feel.

Decor tips

  • Make bare floorboards cosy with lots of rugs
  • Old buildings can get a little chilly, so invest in some draught excluders
  • Instead of turning the heating on when it gets cooler, throw on loads of blankets!
  • To keep a clutter free home and make more space, opt for multi-purpose and fold away furniture
  • Most people would kill for stunning exposed brick features, make the most of these with cool vintage decor to match
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Location

This fantastic apartment is ideally located in Huddersfield town centre, making it perfect for those working in the town or surrounding cities. As soon as you step out of your door, you’ll have hundreds of shops, eateries and bars to choose from, all within minutes walk!

By train, Leeds is just 20 minutes away, Wakefield 30 minutes, Bradford 40 minutes and Sheffield 1 hour and 20. If you ever wanted to venture out of Yorkshire (very unlikely), Manchester is just half an hour on the train. If you fancy exploring Yorkshire’s beautiful landscapes, the village of Marsden at the top of the Peak District is only 12 minutes on the train!huddersfield-train-station

Highlights: Byram Arcade, Packhorse Shopping Centre and Art Gallery, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield Open Market, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Tesco Superstore.

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Restaurants: Thai Sakon, Apadana, Lost Property, Trattoria Domenico, Mumbai Spice, Meson La Pepa, The Keys, Lala’s, Botafogo Rodizio, Discovery Bay, Med-One.

Bars/pubs: Magic Rock Tap, The Grove, Voda Bar, Five Bar, Herbert’s Bar, The Parish, Zephyr Bar, Bar Code, Verve, Bar Maroc, Bar 10, Camel Club.

Cafes: Coffeevolution, The Blue Rooms, Choosy’s Tea & Coffee House, Northern Tea House, Goat Cafe, Cafe Venecia, Espresso Corner, Cafe Society.

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Rent Types Explained!

Rent Types Explained!

Here at Space Property, we offer a range of different rent types on our properties to suit people in all different situations. Whether you’re struggling to rent on the open market, want to save for a deposit or can rent on the open market, we have something for everyone!

Affordable Rent Scheme

The Affordable Rent Scheme  is a government run scheme that are offers properties at 80% of the open market value. The scheme is aimed at those who are unable to rent on the open market.

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible for an Affordable Rent property. To qualify, you must:

  • Have a household income of no more than the average for your area, and more than 30 times the monthly rent amount (see individual properties for specific details)
  • Be able to pass a credit check
  • Be in permanent employment
  • Not be in receipt of Housing Benefit/ Local Housing Allowance
  • Have the funds available for: one months rent in advance, administration fee and the bond3bed-kitch-edit

The Affordable Rent Scheme has a simple online application form to fill out, and we determine which applicants are successful based on a point scoring system to identify those who are most in housing need. After you have been offered a property, you can then view your new home and reserve. We offer this scheme on many new build homes, so you can live in a brand new home!

Here is current Affordable Rent property we have available on a new build site in Upton near Pontefract; a three bedroom home  with driveway and garden for only £496pcm!

Market Rent

Market Rent properties are available to anyone in permanent employment and who meet the minimum household income (30 times the monthly rent). These properties are perfect for those who can afford to rent on the open market.dining

We offer market rent on a variety of homes from new to old, city centre to suburbs, so there’s something to suit every taste! One of our current market rent properties is this stunning two bedroom apartment in Chapel Allerton, Leeds with separate kitchen, lounge and dining rooms, patio area, white goods, ensuite and parking, all for just £800pcm!

 

Match Deposit Scheme

The Match Deposit scheme is a one of a kind scheme. Not only will it help you move into a  property, we will contribute towards your deposit to purchase your new home!

The Match Deposit scheme offers you the opportunity to:

  • Move into one of our properties immediately
  • Rent it at a low affordable rent whilst making savings toward a deposit
  • Have your savings matched by Yorkshire Housing, helping toward a deposit

You are expected to save at least £520 per annum towards your deposit and we will ask to see proof of your savings every year. Yorkshire Housing will match your deposit up to £5,200 to purchase the property.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a first time buyer (or returning to the market)
  • Not be earning more than £45,000 in your household
  • Unable to buy a home because you are unable to raise a deposit
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Able to secure a mortgage if you had a deposit
  • Not have your name on a mortgage and own no other property

This is a fantastic opportunity to livekitchen1 in lovely home with a low rent whilst saving money to purchase you’re own home! This scheme is only offered on a select number of developments, mainly in the York area, but is a great help to get on the property ladder in quite an expensive area.

We currently have one property available on this amazing scheme; a modern two bedroom apartment just 5 minutes from York city centre, close to Monks Cross Shopping Centre. This will go quickly, so don’t miss out!

New build development in Upton

New build development in Upton

Would you like to live in a totally brand new home in West Yorkshire? We have just one home left on the new build Marguerite Gardens development in Upton, just south of Pontefract.

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This stunning two bedroom home is the last plot left on this brand new development, finished to a high standard with a modern family layout and contemporary fittings. It’s versatile layout and size makes it perfect for couples and small families!

When you walk into the home, an entrance hall leads through into the spacious lounge, which benefits from a large window and fitted carpet, creating the perfect bright and cosy space for the whole family to relax. An under stairs cupboard also provides extra storage space.

The stylish, beautifully-finished kitchen features white high gloss units and is complete with an integrated oven, hob and extractor fan.  A rear hallway is accessible from the kitchen and leads to a separate W.C. that helps to ease the morninbath1g rush, as well as opening out onto to the private rear garden.

The property comprises of two double bedrooms, both fully carpeted and providing plenty of room for storage, with the master bedroom additionally benefitting from a built in cupboard. The sleek modern bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, with stunning marble-effect tiles creating a lovely relaxing feel.

A driveway provides space for parking your car, and this rented home is suitable for the whole family, pets as well! All of this could be yours for only £428pcm.

Location

  • Pontefract: 15 minutes
  • Castleford: 20 minutes
  • Doncaster: 20 minutes
  • Wakefield: 25 minutes
  • Barnsley: 25 minutes
  • Leeds: 30 minutes

The new Marguerite Gardens development is ideally located in the village of Upton, just south of Pontefract, providing easy access to Yorkshire’s best towns and cities, including Castleford, Wakefield, Leeds, Barnsley and Doncaster, perfect for commuters who want to live away from the hustle and bustle in a peaceful area. You’ll upton1have all this on your doorstep, as well as traditional village living and a great community spirit, with schools, parks, local shops, pubs and eateries all situated nearby, making it a great place for families.

There are also other great towns and villages surrounding Upton that offer even more amenities within a short distance. You’ll be just a 5 minute drive from South Elmsall and Moorthorphe high streets, Frickley Country Park and the Langthwaite Business Park. South Elmsall also provides the closest train station, providing easy access to the rest of Yorkshire. Just under 15 minutes away is the Hemsworth Water Park & Playworld, and another 5 minutes beyond that the Fitzwilliam Country Park. If you want to enjoy the breath-taking nature of Yorkshire, the Humberhead Peatlands Nature Reserve is 35 minutes drive, and you can be in the Peak District National Park in just 40 minutes!

Local amenities

  • Upton Primary School and Upton Community Library
  • Phoenix Bikes and Upton Skatepark
  • Upton Post Office and Harewood Estate Post Office
  • Llyods Pharmacy and Greenview Medical Centre
  • Upton Country Park
  • Upton Village Hall
  • Upton Youth Club
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  • Metro Express and Co-Op
  • Groom A Pet
  • Pubs/eateries: The Shake Boss, Get Stuffed, The Upton Arms

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