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York! Christmas time in York is a truly special thing. If this is your first time in the city during the festive season, then you’re in for a treat! Nowhere does Christmas like York; there are loads of great shops where you can find gorgeous gifts for your loved ones, and when you need to take a breather from the hustle and bustle there’s just nothing like sitting in a coffee shop with a warm

mug in your hands, watching snowflakes fall onto the York streets outside. It’s Christmas summed up. Whether you want to whiz round the shops during a flying visit or make more of your trip and stay for a few days, there’s plenty to interest you. Check out our events pages for inspiration on how to get the festive feeling, and transform the coldest of hard hearted Scrooges into a jolly carol singer. There are lots of chances to meet Santa for the little ones, and brave sorts can enjoy the outdoor ice rink at Ice Factor. Combined with fantastic fairs and markets, and great pantomimes that will entertain the whole family, York really has (pardon the pun) got Christmas all wrapped up. Whatever you plan to do during your visit, have fun! Until next month!

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December EVERY NIGHT GHOST TRAIL OF YORK, west doors of York Minster. Dare you cross the centuries and discover York’s spine-chilling history? Visit www.ghosttrail.co.uk or call 01904 633276. EVERY DAY NEWGATE MARKET, 9am – 4pm (4.30pm Sat and Sun). 110 stalls including a wide variety of goods, fruit and vegetables, as well as a good selection of fresh fish and meat. Call 07887 754455.

NOVEMBER UNTIL 20TH JANUARY 2013: WHATEVER THE WEATHER, National Railway Museum, 10am6pm. An art exhibition examining how railway companies encouraged people to travel ‘whatever the weather’ through striking objects and posters. Visit www.nrm.org.uk/ artgallery or call 08448 153139. 4

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24TH NOVEMBER-6TH JANUARY 2013: THE ICE FACTOR, Designer Outlet, 9.30am-9.15pm. The outdoor ice rink is returning to The Designer Outlet until the New Year, and promises to be once again one of the best chilly days out you can have. Visit www.theicefactor.co.uk 24TH-25TH NOVEMBER, 1ST-2ND, 8TH-9TH AND 15TH-16TH DECEMBER: AN AUDIENCE WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS, Castle Howard. There is no better way to capture the excitement of this special time of year for little ones than by meeting Father Christmas. You can join him at the fireside for festive stories, singing and magic tricks. Dressed for the festive period, castle Howard has to be one of the most beautiful places to while away those cosy winter afternoons. Call 01653 648333.

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Winter Wonderland at The Farm Shop, Wigginton Road

24TH-25TH NOVEMBER, 1ST-2ND, 8TH-24TH DECEMBER WINTER WONDERLAND, The Farm Shop, Wigginton Road, 10am-4pm (weekends), 1-6pm (weekdays). Take a trip to this magical winter wonderland and weave your way along the path to pay a visit to the elves. Meet Dobbie, the Reindeer Elf, who will introduce you to Donner and Dancer along with all the other reindeers. Follow the path through the grotto and finally to see Santa himself, and spend some time with the big man before choosing your own gift to take home. Kids can also colour a Christmas picture, and make a bag of food to leave under the tree for Santa to give to the reindeer on Christmas Eve. Call 01904 766822.


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25TH-27TH NOVEMBER, 2ND-4TH, 9TH-10TH DECEMBER: CHRISTMAS CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKETS, Castle Howard, 10am-4pm. Over 20 stalls selling a mix of handmade crafts and delicious local produce. Shop for perfect Christmas gifts and treats from the wide selection of delicious food and beautiful crafts – all in the beautiful surroundings of Castle Howard. Call 01653 648333. 25TH-30TH: 196TH AUTUMN YORK ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, 12noon-4.15pm Sun, 9.30am-4.15pm Mon-Thur, 9.30am-2.30pm Fri. A chance to see the collected works of local artists in stunning surroundings. Visit www.yorkartsociety.com 29TH NOVEMBER-2ND DECEMBER: ST NICHOLAS FAYRE, across York. The most popular of all York’s Christmas markets, offering everything from gifts and crafts to the best of local produce at this traditional festive weekend. www.yorkfestivals.com 29TH NOVEMBER-2ND DECEMBER: YORKSHIRE CRAFT FAIRS, St William’s College. As part of the St Nicholas Fayre, delve into local craft splendour. Call 01274 835588. 29TH: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CHRISTMAS BUFFET, Friends Meeting 6

House, Friargate, 2pm. The York Osteoporosis Support Group get together to look back at a great year of charitable deeds. Call 01904 541392. 29TH: ST NICHOLAS’ FAIR BREAKFAST CLUB, Treasurer’s House, 11am. Get set for Christmas shopping in York’s St Nicholas Fair by starting off with a festive-themed four-course breakfast with the papers in the historic surrounds of Treasurer’s House tea-room. Call 01904 624247. 30TH: QUIZ NIGHT, The Cottage Inn, Haxby, 8pm. Join Polly Anna’s Nursery for a special quiz in aid of Help for Heroes and Martin House Hospice. Call 01904 765049. DECEMBER 1ST-31ST: A CHOCOLATE COVERED CHRISTMAS, York’s Chocolate Story. ‘Tis the season for over indulgence at York’s Chocolate Story! Get in the festive spirit with a real nostalgic taste of Christmas. Learn how to make eggnog, winter spice, plum pudding and pine needle flavoured chocolate during tantalising chocolate-making demonstrations from Head Chocolatier, Andrew Thwaite, who’s said a firm bah humbug to boring selection boxes and tins of toffees. Open until 7pm every Thursday until 20th December. Visit www.yorkschocolatestory.com or call 0845 4989411. 1ST-31ST: SANTA’S STEAM ADVENTURE, National Railway Museum. Everything is ready for Christmas but Santa has lost his presents! Help track them down at the North Yorkshire Pole. Before the magical steam journey

is over, kiddies will meet Santa Claus himself and receive a special present to take home. Call 08448 153139.

1ST- 2ND, 8TH-9TH, 15TH-16TH, 22ND AND 23RD: SANTA SPECIALS 2012, North York Moors Railway, Pickering Station. Embark on this magical adventure to meet Santa in his grotto on-board the train. What better way to start the festive season? Call 01751 472508.

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1ST-2ND, 8TH-9TH, 15TH-16TH, 22ND24TH: CHRISTMAS AT PIGLETS, The Farmer’s Cart, 10am-5.30pm. This year Santa’s elves have added a lot more festive indoor fun for you. There will be lots of things to see and do, including a snowball splat, mini tractor rides, gingerbread decorating, a refreshments kiosk and an indoor sandpit. Also, get a chance to meet Santa himself in his special grotto, ride in his sleigh and collect a little gift – if you’ve been good. Parents can enjoy a mince pie and glass of mulled drink. Remember also to get your Christmas trees, free-range turkeys and jam-packed hampers. Call 01904 499138.


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Christmas Craft & Local Produce Markets Sunday 25 November to Tuesday 27 November 2012 Sunday 2 December to Tuesday 4 December 2012

Soak up the festive atmosphere in the Courtyard | Browse over 30 stalls of Yorkshire crafts and produce | Visit the Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Gift Shops and CafĂŠs | Open daily from 10am | Free admission and parking

Sunday 9 December and Monday 10 December 2012

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n THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN YORK 1ST-2ND, 8TH-9TH, 15TH16TH, 22ND-23RD: SANTA SPECIALS, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, 10am-3pm. Enjoy a magical and festive guided tour around Santa’s village, who has, just for Christmas, relocated to just outside of York. Let the chief elf, Bauble, show you around. After that, jump on board and enjoy a train ride to meet the big fellow himself. There’s a present for every child who has been well behaved and a glass of sherry and mince pie for every adult. Call 01904 489966.

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1ST, 9TH, 15TH AND 22ND: MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS, Barley Hall, 11am-4pm. A unique festive experience exploring the history behind some of the most popular of Christmas traditions. The hidden-gem of a medieval hall will be decorated splendidly for the season, and a cosy tavern will be serving steaming mugs of mulled wine along with real ales and juices by candlelight. Children can meet Father Christmas if mum and dad think they’ve been good enough this year, and get a lovely gift to put under the tree. A truly magical Christmas experience for the whole family! Call 01904 610275. 1ST, 2ND, 8TH AND 9TH: SANTA IN THE MILL, Holgate Windmill, 2-4pm. Go along and receive an early Christmas present, and for adults, a hot or cold drink and a mince pie. Call 799295. 8

1ST: LONDON MUST SHOPPING TRAIN, SEE York Against Cancer. A pre-Christmas treat with family or friends! Catch a show, take in the sights or shop for Christmas gifts – the choice is yours with this London special. Call 01904 764466. 1ST: INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, 7pm. The showcase features talented young ensembles such as Les Ombres, Borromini Quartet and Den Haag Piano Quintet. Call 658338. 1ST: FUSION, The Victoria Vaults, Nunnery Lane, 7.30pm. A highly original 90 minute show featuring six musicians playing a range of instruments. Sounds and songs from many different cultures, including a taste of jazz, folk, flamenco, Africa and the east. Call 07852 899869.

1ST: A TALE OF TWO CITIES! DICKENSIAN YORK, The Mansion House, 10am-4pm. Gillian Waters gives a fascinating talk on Charles Dickens and how his many visits to York inspired some of his greatest works. To book, call 328473.

2ND, 15TH AND 16TH: CHRISTMAS FAIR WITH ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS AND LOCAL PRODUCE, Castlegate House, opposite Fairfax House. 9.30am3.30pm. A wonderful opportunity to pick up some unique, handmade gifts just before Christmas. Also a chance to meet St Nicholas himself. Call 656622.

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2ND-21ST: CHRISTMAS LUNCH, Treasurers House. Enjoy a Christmas lunch served in the festive setting of the historic tearoom. Start with a glass of mulled wine, choose from our varied menu for your three course meal and finish with homemade sweet treats served with tea or coffee. Call 624247.

2ND: YORK DOLLS HOUSE AND MINIATURES FAIR, York Racecourse, 10.30am-4pm. Quality exhibitors with three floors filled with beautiful hand-crafted products. Over 80% of the items on sale are handmade. Call 01778 391123.


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2ND: MOVIE BUFFS COLLECTORS FAIR, The Royal York Hotel, 10.30am4pm. Enthusiasts of film and TV are in for a treat this year as two very special guests will be visiting to meet fans and sign autographs. Jeremy Bulloch who played Boba Fett in Star Wars and Shane Rimmer, the voice of Scott Tracey from the classic TV show Thunderbirds. Along with all the magic comes a selection of specialist handpicked dealers who sell TV, film and sci-fi memorabilia. Call 07812 859205.

3RD, 4TH, 5TH 10TH AND 11TH: WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS, Beningbrough Hall, 10am-3pm. Join one of their popular workshops, with full tuition and materials, to make your own wreath from scratch. Once finished reward all your hard work with a traditional Christmas two-course lunch with all the festive trimmings. Booking essential. Call 01904 472027. 10

4TH: CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING, Fothergill Homes, Avenue Road. A great chance to meet the residents, have a look around the home and enjoy a chinwag and cuppa. Call 01904 622710. 4TH: DING DONG MERRILY, National Centre for Early Music, 7.30pm. Join the York Musical Theatre Company for an evening of carols, readings and festive cheer. Call 01904 658338.

5TH: UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, University of York Central Hall, 7.30pm. Join the choir to celebrate St. Nicholas. Call 01904 422849. 6TH-15TH: YORK EARLY MUSIC CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, National Centre for Early Music. The annual festive festival of traditional and unusual early music. Performers include Ex Cathedra, Chalemie, Joglaresa and the University of York Chamber Choir. Visit www.ncem.co.uk/xmas or call 01904 658338.

6TH-23RD: YORK’S FESTIVE FAYRE, across York. The fayre brings with it a sweep of Christmas traditions, decked out in seasonal wooden huts, with gentle festive music to enjoy as you shop. Visit www.yorkfestivals.com

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6TH, 13TH, 20TH: LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, 5pm-9pm. Find inspirational, last-minute Christmas gifts in the shop and plant centre. With an extensive range of books, plants and unusual giftware, you’ll be able to find perfect presents for the whole family. Bettys Café & Tea Rooms will also be open, so you can warm up with a hot drink or tasty treat. Call 0113 2240949. 6TH-8TH: ALL SEASONS EVENTS, The Guildhall, St Helens Square, 10am-4pm. Get festive cheers in abundance at this threeday craft and gift fair in beautiful surroundings. Call 07838 420209.

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6TH: SPECIAL SHOPPING EVENING, York’s Chocolate Story. A special shopping evening providing visitors with mulled wine, mini mince pies and chocolate tasting, as well as an exclusive ten per cent off when £30 is spent in store. Call 0845 4989411.


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7TH + 14TH: CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT, York Minster, 7pm. The most popular concert of the year! Featuring the York Minster Choir and accompanied by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band. Concert goers are invited to join in some of the carols, and to sit back and enjoy others performed by the professional musicians. There will also be special guest readers, including TV’s John Craven and novelist Kate Fenton. Call 0844 9390015.

7TH: CHRISTMAS CONCERT, The Bar Convent, 7.30pm. The Stamford Bridge Singers return to the Bar Convent for a celebration of Advent and Christmas. Call 01904 643238.

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7TH + 14TH: CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS, Castle Howard, 7pm. Meet your friends by the Great Hall Christmas tree for champagne and canapés and celebrate Christmas in style. You will then be welcome to enjoy a candle-lit tour of the decorated South Front rooms, before being seated in the elegant Long Gallery to enjoy some truly delicious homecooked Christmas fare. Call 01653 648333.

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8TH-9TH, 15TH-16TH AND 22ND-23RD: NARNIA CHRISTMAS GROTTO, The Rock Church, Priory Street, 10am-4pm. This Christmas, why not take your family on an enchanted journey through the wardrobe into the magical world of Narnia? Meet Aslan the lion, Lucy, The White Witch and of course… Santa! If you’ve been good you can also collect an early Christmas gift to pop under your tree. A highlight of the festive calendar in York. Call 659475.

8TH: COME DANCING CHRISTMAS, The National Railway Museum. The evening’s entertainment features Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova – the most successful professional dancers from the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. For one night only, the internationally awardwinning couple will entertain guests with four breathtaking dances performed in between a three-course dinner service. Audience interaction and a question and answer session with the dancers will also be part of the night. Call 686223. 8TH: HANDEL’S MESSIAH, York Minster, 7.30pm. York Musical Society’s performance of Handel’s Messiah is always a very popular event at York Minster. A must attend concert for all music lovers at Christmas time. Soloists will join the chorus and orchestra for the performance of this magnificent piece are Lucy Hall, Julia Riley, Jason Darnell and James Oldfield. Call 0844 939 0011. 9TH: YORK – THE MUST CHOCOLATE SEE CITY, The Mansion House, 11am-1pm. Join them for a journey through York’s story as it developed from a medieval trading city to become the home to the world’s most famous chocolate bars. To book, visit www. yorkthechocolatecity. eventbrite.com


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15 & 16 December York’s Minster Quarter

“Pantomime as it should be: family entertainment, sidesplitting laughs, and not a soap-star in sight.”

A true Christmas festival transforming York’s unique streets into a winter wonderland of ice sculptures, stalls and street entertainment. This magical and free event runs from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

www.yorkfestivals.com (01904) 550099

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n THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN YORK 9TH: CAROLS FROM YORK MINSTER, York Minster, 7-8.15pm. Join The Alzheimer’s Society for what promises to be a heart-warming mix of traditional carols, musical items and guest contributors. Call 01904 634906. 12TH: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS QUIZ, The Bar Convent, 7pm. Your ticket includes a pie and pea supper and entry to the quiz. Get a team together (maximum of six members) and enjoy an evening of trying questions. Call 01904 643238.

13TH: YORK ST JOHN CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY SERVICE, York Minster, 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to go along to this fun and celebratory event for all the family, with music by York St John students. Visit www.yorksj.ac.uk/events 14TH: CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, 8pm. BMS York presents the Fejes String Quartet in a concert of Glazunov, Bartok and Beethoven. Visit www.bms-york.org.uk 14

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15TH-16TH: FESTIVAL OF ANGELS, The Quarter. A magical weekend of ice sculptures and outdoor entertainment with a sprinkling of snow guaranteed. The Quarter’s Festival of Angels is a true winter festival, transforming Grape Lane, Swinegate and Back Swinegate into a winter wonderland of ice-sculptures, stalls, al fresco dining, street entertainment and guaranteed ‘snow’ showers. A real highlight of the run up to Christmas – just be sure not to lick the ice sculptures. You’ll be stuck for hours. Visit www.yorkfestivals.com 15TH: FAMILY CRAFT WORKSHOP: CREATE A CHRISTINGLE, York Minster, 10am. Loved by children and adults alike, Christingles are full of symbolism and are usually prepared to take part in a special candlelit service. Join them to make your Christingle in preparation for the family service on 16th December, or simply to take home and enjoy! Call 0844 9390011.

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15TH: CHRISTMAS STORIES WITH SANTA, RHS Harlow Carr, 10am3pm. For something that extra special why not book onto one of the Christmas Stories with Santa. Get comfy and listen to Santa tell you all about his adventures from the North Pole. All children will receive an early Christmas gift for good behaviour. Booking essential. Call 0113 2240949.

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16TH: THE YORK COMMUNITY CAROL CONCERT, The Barbican, 2.30pm. York’s longest running and most popular carol concert celebrates its 55th anniversary. Come along and join in singing all your favourite Christmas carols. Call 0844 8542757.


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North Yorkshire Moors Railway Santa Specials 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd December Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas by embarking on a magical adventure. Ticket includes return travel, a present for each child, scrumptious mince pies, warming hot drinks, juice for the children and a complimentary alcoholic tipple for the adults. Buy your tickets online now www.nymr.co.uk, call 01751 472 508, follow us on Twitter @NYMR or Facebook @North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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n THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN YORK 31ST: DANCING ON THE GREEN, New Earswick Bowls Club. Celebrate New Year with the Steve Cassidy Band and local DJ Johnny Whiteshoes. Call 750230 19TH: THE FRIENDS OF THE BAR CONVENT CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT, The Bar Convent, 7.30pm. The York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir bring some Christmas cheer. Tickets include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Call 643238. 20TH: CHILDREN’S STORYTIME, RHS Harlow Carr, 11am-12noon. Go and join a storytelling session at Harlow Carr, where tales about great garden adventures and little garden creatures will be told. Each session will be followed by a short walk or song. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Call 0113 2240949. 21ST: A CHRISTMAS CAROL & OTHER STORIES, Wigginton Recreation Hall, 2pm. A talk given by the York Dickens Fellowship, plus community singing from the ranks of their U3A group. Call 01904 763324.

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JANUARY 1ST: ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS FAIR, York Racecourse, 10am-4pm. Hundreds of antiques and collectables to set any bargain hunter’s eyes a-bulging. Celebrate the New Year at this undercover fair for all the family. Call 07817 724904. 5TH: THE YORK BOOK FAIR, York Racecourse, 10am-4.30pm. Over 100 leading booksellers will be offering antiquarian and second hand books, ephemera, maps and prints. A free shuttle bus will be running between the racecourse and the railway station. Call 01904 794711. 7TH: NEW YEAR, NEW HOBBY, New Earswick Bowls Club, 10am-2pm. Go along and try out bowls, completely for free. Could this be your new hobby? Call 01904 750230. 11TH-13TH: OUTWARD DOWNES, Lockton, North York Moors. Activities of strength, stamina, speed and skill with a sociable after event party with eating, drinking and games. 36 hours of fun for energetic people who don’t take life too seriously. Visit www.outwarddownes.co.uk 11TH: CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, 8pm. BMS York presents Souza Winds in a concert of Holst, Ligeti, Francaix, Mozart and Nielsen. Visit www.bms-york.org.uk

18TH-19TH: STAMP AND COIN FAIR, York Racecourse, 11am-6pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun). The largest stamp and coin fair outside of London, there will be more than 90 stamp stalls and many coin dealers. Visit www.stampshows.net

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19TH: HUGE – THE ULTIMATE PARTY BAND, The Grand Opera House, 7.30pm. Big Ian and the boys return with their infectious brand of Hammond heavy brassiness and ludicrous audience participation. Featuring a four piece horn section, Huge provide the perfect family night out playing the music of Michael Buble, Adele, The Who, Queen, Take That, Madness, Stevie Wonder and James Brown, as well as Northern Soul and Motown classics. A riotous night out! Call 0844 8472322. 26TH-27TH: THE GREAT ANTIQUES FAIR, Wetherby Racecourse. This great fair is set in the fabulous Bramham Hall Exhibition Centre and Millenium Grandstand with numerous outside pitches. Visit www.jaguarfairs.com


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Theatre THEATRE ROYAL ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MAM! (13th December 2012 – 2nd February 2013) The much lauded York Theatre Royal annual panto is back, being another unique spectacle of amazing sets, incredible costumes, and magical lighting, music and choreography…and all done in the best possible panto taste! King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades, whilst here at home Robin Hood has the task of saving the rightful heirs to the throne from the evil Prince John and Sheriff Hutton of Nottingham! He also has to cope with the arrival of his mother who thinks he’s an accountant and brings with her a recipe for slapstick, mayhem and zany antics. To book: 01904 623568.

GRAND OPERA HOUSE JIMMY CARR: GAGGING ORDER (7th-8th December) Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out...let’s see shall we? The show will be packed with 24

one-liners, stories and jokes. Some are clever, some are rude and a few are totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome - just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh. To book: 0844 8713024.

SLEEPING BEAUTY (14th December 2012 – 6th January 2013) Everyone knows that teenagers love a good lie-in, but the Princess Aurora takes beauty sleep to a whole new level. Cursed by the evil fairy, she is doomed to slumber forever more unless she can be woken by true love’s kiss. The pantomime returns with a song in its heart, a joke on its lips and a sprinkle of fairy dust up its sleeve. Syd Little will be among the famous faces bringing the classic tale alive this Christmas. To book: 0844 8713024.


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n THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN YORK steams into town with some very important passengers on board. Prince Charming and his faithful man-servant Dandini, back from their foreign travels, are now in the serious business of finding a beautiful princess to share the throne with the prince. Baron Hardup is returning from Spain with his ready-made family and is keen to get back to Frownton Abbey to see his beautiful daughter Cinderella. This is the centenary production by The Rowntree Players. To book: 07927 026071.

41 MONKGATE THE MAGIC HATTER’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER (14th-16th December) YORK BARBICAN STAND UP YORK (12th December) Due to popular demand York Barbican’s comedy night Stand Up York is back! Join them for a night of laughs and one liners as three of the sharpest comedians around perform for you. Watch quality comedy in an intimate cabaret style setting – the traditional way to watch stand up. With talent supplied by Off The Kerb productions, one of the UK’s largest comedy agencies, this new comedy night is sure to take over the city, one joke at a time! Furthermore, they will be providing a waitress service straight to your table, so you will never miss a gag. To book: 0844 8542757.

Join The Magic Hatter in his festive family magic show for ages three to 103. A seasonal extravaganza exploding with magic, comedy, illusions and surprises. Bigger and better than ever, this year’s show will feature lots of brand new festive magic (plus a few old favourites) and of course a special guest appearance from Frostbite the Penguin... a cool character all the way from the North Pole! To book: 0845 4752124.

Thursday Late Night Shopping 22 November to 20 December until 7pm

Special Shopping Night 10% off all purchases over £30 - 6 December only

CINDERELLA (21st-30th December) Poor Cinderella is doomed to live un-happily ever after with her two horrible ugly sisters. But with the help of her friend Buttons and a magical Fairy Godmother she manages to make all her dreams come true! Watch with amazement as her pumpkin and white mice are transformed into a beautiful coach and horses in this true rags-to-riches story. Featuring Strictly star Dani Harmer as Cinderella, Joe Tracini from Hollyoaks as Buttons and King of the Jungle Joe Swash as Dandini. Packed with great songs, amazing dance routines, Shetland ponies and plenty of laughter, this is a tremendous treat for all the family you won’t want to miss! To book: 0844 8542757.

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WHAT’S ON Saturday 1 December All Day

International Young Artists Showcase Sunday 2 December | 7.30pm

Liane Carroll

Tuesday 11 December | 7.30pm

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Saturday 1 December All Day

International Young Artists Showcase Sunday 2 December | 7.30pm

Liane Carroll

Tuesday 11 December | 7.30pm

Koshka

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