A Victorian Christmas at the Castle 2017

A Victorian Christmas at the Castle 2017

 

Take a stroll over the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street this Christmas and experience the magic and festive traditions of days gone by.

Journey back in time to discover how Christmas would have been celebrated 150 years ago on York Castle Museum’s enchanting Kirkgate; the ideal backdrop for a month of Christmas festivities, music and cheer.

Click here to view an online version of our Christmas leaflet.

 

THE LOST LETTERS — A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY

Saturdays and Sundays 25 November to 24 December

A cheeky Christmas Elf has hidden children’s letters to Father Christmas! Follow a special Christmas trail and join in with festive activities to solve the mystery before meeting Father Christmas to receive a gift.

£5 per child, which includes meeting Father Christmas and a gift.

Admission applies for adults, no need to book.

Saturday 23rd December: Father Christmas will be with us 10-11.30am, 12-1.30pm, 2-3.30pm and 4-5pm.

Trails can be purchased from 9.30am until 3.30pm.

Please note that we advise arriving early to see Father Christmas as he is very popular. Due to high demand, waiting times to see Father Christmas after completing the trail have been up to an hour.

Sunday 24th December: Father Christmas will be with us 10am-12pm and 12.30-2.30pm.

Trails can be purchased from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Please note that we advise arriving early to see Father Christmas as he is very popular. Due to high demand, waiting times to see Father Christmas after completing the trail have been up to an hour.

Please note that pushchairs cannot be taken into galleries. A ‘buggy park’ and a choice of baby carriers are available free of charge. For more information on our facilities please click here.

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17, then daily from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 December 

Join our Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Meet Ebenezer under the garlands of Kirkgate throughout the day. Performances will take place throughout the day, with set times on the dates below.

Friday 22 December – 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm

Saturday 23 December – 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm

Sunday 24 December – 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm and 1.15pm (the museum will close at 2.30pm)

Free with admission, no need to book.

 

GINGERBREAD MAKING

Saturdays and Sundays 25 November to 24 December

Discover the traditions of gingerbread with special demonstrations of gingerbread decorations. You might even get to try some! Demonstrations will take place 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, apart from on Christmas Eve when there will be demonstrations 11am – 1pm (the museum will close at 2.30pm).

Free with admission, no need to book.

 

FESTIVE WINTER WARMER

Visit our cafe and treat yourself to a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of Christmas cake for just £4 throughout December! This offer is subject to availability and can be rescinded at any time. Tea and coffee refers to an Americano coffee or a pot of tea for one. Offer only available during December 2017 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

 

Click here to view an online version of our Christmas leaflet.