Join us for a Victorian Christmas and visit Father Christmas, enjoy fun festive activities and more!Join us for a Victorian Christmas, visit Father Christmas, enjoy fun festive activities and more!

A Victorian Christmas at York Castle Museum

Journey back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated over 150 years ago on Kirkgate; the ideal backdrop for a month of Christmas festivities, music and cheer.

A Victorian Christmas

Take a stroll over the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street – Kirkgate – and experience the true magic and traditions of days gone by.

Find out more about A Victorian Christmas or buy your tickets online.

A Father Christmas Experience

  • Meet Father Christmas and discover the magic of Christmas past.
  • Enjoy evenings with Father Christmasa truly unique experience as part of the best Christmas in history – new for 2018!

Find out more about A Father Christmas Experience or buy your tickets online.

A Christmas Carol

Back by popular demand, come and join actor Chris Cade as he entertains the crowds throughout the day, with his one-man show under the garlands of Kirkgate.

Performances on 8 and 9 December and every day from 15 December until 24 December inclusive. Included in museum admission.

Additional Information

For our opening times over Christmas and much more, download our A Victorian Christmas at York Castle Museum leaflet.

Sold Out: An Evening with Ebenezer Scrooge

Please note: tickets for this event have now sold out.

14 December, 7pm-9:30pm

Walk along the cobbles of Kirkgate at York Castle Museum for an immersive and intimate production that will bring the magic of a much-loved Dickens classic to life.

On the 175th anniversary of the first publication of A Christmas Carol, find the true meaning of Christmas with Ebenezer Scrooge.

Tickets for adults are £20 and include a mince pie, and a glass of mulled cider or a soft drink.

18+ Not suitable for children. Bah Humbug!