Christmas days out in Yorkshire

Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy a magical day out in Yorkshire. With carol singing in floodlit Fountains Abbey, a food and gift market at East Riddlesden Hall and Christmas through the ages at Nunnington Hall, there’s plenty of seasonal things to do in Yorkshire.

Come and hear the choir sing in Fountains Abbey cellarium this Christmas

Find the festive spirit at Fountains 

Make a full day of it at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Discover Christmas in the 1930s through the eyes of the Settler’s Society boys in Fountains Hall, follow the festive trail through the water garden and enjoy carol singing in the abbey’s magnificent cellarium with some warming mulled wine.

Christmas tree decorated at Nostell

Interior Worlds at Christmas 

Christmas at Nostell this year has been inspired by Thomas Chippendale, as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of the baptism of the 'Shakespeare of furniture'. Look out for chairflakes and marbled paper garlands amongst the traditional decorations.

A Georgian feast at Nunnington Hall

Christmas through the ages 

Visit Nunnington Hall for a Christmas journey through time. See how celebrations and decorations have evolved over the centuries from the swinging 1920s, indulgent feasting of the Georgian era, to the memorable ‘make do and mend’ 1950s There'll be something for all the family with Father Christmas in his grotto, carol singing and our popular community art exhibition.

A chandelier hanging over a staircase decorated with foliage and red bows

Edwardian cheer at Treasurer's House 

See Treasurer's House in all its glory as Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands fill every room with twinkling lights, glittering decorations and festive cheer. This is the perfect place to escape the bustle of York's busy streets and to soak up the atmosphere of an Edwardian inspired Christmas.

A family browse a Christmas market stall

Make a Christmas wish

Get you tree at East Riddlesden Hall this Christmas, as we'll have sales on 1, 2, 8 and 9 December. Soak up the magical atmosphere of a Christmas market on 8-9 December. There’ll be gifts to buy, food, drinks, carols and plenty seasonal spirit.

Family looking at a large decorated Christmas tree

Christmas with the Pennymans 

Take a glimpse into what the Pennyman family’s traditional 1950s Christmas would have been like at Ormesby Hall. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of their home during the festive period.