Merry Christmas

Christmas and New Year on the Yorkshire Coast

The Yorkshire Coast is bursting with Christmas activities and events to welcome in the new year in with a bang! Whether you want to meet Santa, laugh along with a Christmas pantomime or celebrate in style, you're sure to find a fun-filled event for you.

New for 2023, Scarborough Lights promises to bring a sparkle to Scarborough in the buildup to Christmas, with over 60 incredible light installations at 14 venues across the town!

From Christmas markets where you can pick up a unique gift for a special someone, to Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend, the coast comes alive at Christmas with festive merriment and events to enjoy. Not forgetting the arrival of Santa in Scarborough and the annual Whitby Krampus Run, which bring together old traditions with a new way of doing things that you won't find anywhere else!

You'll also find a superb selection of independent and national shops located along the Yorkshire coast, as well as a wide variety of places to eat and drink to refuel in between your Christmas shopping.

Why not treat yourself with a short break so you can make the most of your trip? You'll find so many wonderful places to stay along the Yorkshire coast, whether you want to be part of the action in our larger towns like Scarborough and Whitby, or enjoy a more peaceful setting in our coastal villages in the North York Moors National Park.

Stay longer, go further

Make the most of your Christmas getaway in North Yorkshire by staying a little longer and exploring a little further. Choose from family-friendly events, magical ice-skating experiences and meeting the big man himself. 

Explore our thriving market towns like Pickering and Thirsk, indulge with a luxury stay in Harrogate and experience vibrant Christmas markets in Selby, or hop on a train for an enchanting Christmas experience. Be entertained with pantomimes galore and street parades, pick up some last-minute gifts at traditional Victorian fairs and get into the Christmas spirit with candlelight concerts! No matter where you choose to explore in North Yorkshire, you're guaranteed festive cheer.

Events on the Yorkshire Coast

Experience the magic of the Yorkshire Coast, where each event is a celebration of the unique charm and character this stunning stretch of England has to offer. From the quaint cobbled streets to the expansive moorland, our events capture the spirit of Yorkshire with a blend of tradition and contemporary flair. Whether it's a community-led festival that brings together local artisans and performers or a seasonal celebration that transforms the landscape into a vibrant tableau of color and sound, there's always something to enchant and engage visitors of all ages. Join us for unforgettable moments where the warmth of Yorkshire hospitality shines brightest.