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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