Celebrate Christmas in the Howardian Hills

Head up to the Howardian Hills AONB to enjoy some festive good cheer at these local events:

Hovingham Christmas Market on Saturday 16th December 10:30 – 13:30 including a children’s nativity character hunt.

Christmas at Castle Howard: Angels on High until 23rd December including a special twilight weekend on 16th and 17th December when the house will open until 7pm.

Ampleforth Village Christmas Market on 23rd December with a guest appearance from Mrs Claus and the Elves.

Nunnington Hall (National Trust) are celebrating Christmas through history on 16th and 17th December, come and experience a Georgian or even a war time Christmas. There is also an exhibition from the Ryedale Embroiders Guild and a chance to meet Santa in his grotto.

Howsham Mill winter woodland crafts sessions On 2nd and 3rd January there is chance to children to get creative at Howsham Mill . Booking essential.

Welly Walks at the Yorkshire Arboretum Pull on your boots for some festive fresh air hosted by the arboretum volunteers on Boxing Day and New Years Day. Open between 10 and 3pm, arrive at your leisure, booking not essential but preferred.