Christmas is coming and it's the perfect time to head out and explore some of our favourite places across Yorkshire! Discover the magical events happening in the area from local Christmas markets to dazzling light illuminations and of course a visit to Santa’s Grotto.
Holiday at Home is here with you every step of the way. Read on to hear about our favourite local festive events to enjoy. One thing that we are certain about is that Christmas has NOT been cancelled and Father Christmas is on his way!
What better way to make Christmas magical with a change of scenery this festive season at one of our luxury holiday homes available this Christmas in North Yorkshire.
Experience a very Yorkshire Christmas with the family at Fountains Abbey this year. Discover the family trail through acres of Yorkshire countryside and have a winter adventure watching the colourful abbey ruins aglow with music filling the cellarium, follow the river down to the sprawling water garden and spot wild deer roaming the medieval deer park. Warm-up with a mug of hot chocolate at the café and a spot of Christmas shopping at the shops. Breathe in the fresh Yorkshire air and experience Christmas how it’s meant to be; a time to make memories with your loved ones.
This year Castle Howard is offering visitors a chance to experience an enchanting twilight adventure with their ‘Christmas in Narnia’ show. Open daily, the ‘Christmas in Narnia’ event is best enjoyed after dark when guests can take in the twinkling lights and lavish decorations as they walk around the gardens and grounds. Pick up some last-minute presents and Christmas decorations with the late-night shopping events and feast on festive food and drinks from the popup trailers before visiting Father Christmas in his Grotto. Tickets are on sale now!
This year, the hugely popular St Nicholas Fair will return to York. The charming alpine chalets will once again line the streets from 18 November to 23 December, with local businesses selling everything from handmade gifts to delicious treats. We love Christmas time in York with its restaurants, shops and beautifully decorated attractions.
Gather the family for this festive trail which will lead you around the woodland at Swinton Bivouac. Follow the clues leading you to your favourite Christmas characters and stop off at the Bivouac’s Bistro Cafe where a selection of seasonal tipples will be on the menu – as well as the Bivouac classics!
Head to Raby Castle and follow the path through the Walled Gardens, which have been transformed into an Enchanted Festive Forest full of magic for Christmas. Stop for a delicious hot chocolate at the Stables Cafe and if you find all the things hidden on the trail you’ll collect a Christmas present at the end too!
Tucked away in the Richmondshire hills, this luxurious yet cosy one-bedroom cottage with a hot tub equals rural bliss for couples looking for somewhere special to stay. A mile from the local village, Wayside Cottage has inspiring interiors, original beams and exposed stone walls, and stunning countryside views.
N° 5 is a luxury holiday apartment with two bedrooms, a short walk from the market square of Richmond, North Yorkshire. It is perfect for couples and is family-friendly with its spacious design. No.5 is part of Darcy Mews, a newly developed collection of self-catering luxury apartments by the River Swale.
The Farmhouse is a luxury five-bedroom holiday home, part of a stunning self-catering trio of homes at Greenbank Barns. With five-star reviews, enjoy stylish interiors, large bedrooms and luxe bathrooms, a log burner, games area with cocktail bar, and gardens with a private hot tub.
A delightful two-bedroom escape for couples or small families. The central location of this character cottage means guests are within yards of Richmond town centre, whilst still benefitting from the peaceful tranquillity of a private patio and garden with river views.
Old meets new at the stunning Aquarius Rising, standing proud in the breathtaking Yorkshire countryside. This 19th-century chapel house is a commanding yet welcoming presence and a decadent choice for your next celebration or gathering. Accommodating up to 12 guests, if you are looking for the wow factor this exclusive large luxury holiday home will not disappoint!
Welcome to Kingfisher, our dreamy four-bedroom barn conversion with hot tub in North Yorkshire. This is a wonderful location, whether you're looking for a peaceful hideaway or the opportunity to explore the local area.
Make your stay with us extra special with a trip to one of our local theatres... You'll find a diverse range of live entertainment including music, drama and comedy.