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Malton is Yorkshire’s Food Capital, a town dedicated to showcasing the very best of the region’s food and drink, attracting the country’s top chefs and producers to its famous food festivals, and with a staggering wealth of artisan shops in its market square.

Malton is also a place with history, a Roman town as ancient as York, and the gateway to one of the UK’s most important prehistoric landscapes. Malton’s attractions, including Eden Camp, have some of Britain’s most important collections, and on Malton’s doorstep is Britain’s finest stately home, Castle Howard in a 1000-acre parkland paradise that includes the Yorkshire Arboretum.

International artists and craftspeople celebrate this beauty and heritage in local galleries and studios, and there’s also a lively programme of year-round events, a highlight being the Malton Dickensian Festival each Christmas.

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What's on near Malton

Christmas at Castle Howard

Castle Howard at Christmas: Angels on High

York (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 18 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Discover Angels on High this Christmas at Castle Howard. Spectacular decorations creating a unique festive ambience, including mischievous cherubs, an awe-inspiring 25 foot Christmas Tree, and the fairytale gingerbread house

Christmas at Yorkshire Lavender

Shop for Christmas

Malton (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 24 Nov 2017

For the first time we'll be opening the shop for Christmas at Yorkshire Lavender Christmas Lavender Gift Sets, Lavender Food Hampers, Fragrance Hampers, stocking fillers

Robert Fuller Gallery

Winter Wildlife Art Exhibition

Malton (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 4 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

See paintings, prints, video and photographs at this new art exhibition designed to celebrate the stark beauty of the countryside in winter.

Christmas in the Victorian Parlour

Beck Isle Museum Christmas Fair

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Christmas Wrapped Up

Christmas All Wrapped Up

Malton (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Christmas lunch for 6 ready !! It does what it says on the box ! Imagine how you will feel by the end of the day knowing that Christmas lunch ( and a few bits and bobs) will be packed ready to put in the freezer!

Pickering Light Switch On

Christmas Light Switch On

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

For a small town, Pickering makes a big deal out of its Christmas Lights switch on, with a special celebratory event held each year, packed with music and family friendly, festive entertainment.

Santa Express

North York Moors Railway's Santa Express

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Christmas Food Market

Malton Christmas Food Market

Malton (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Explore the best of local food and drink at Malton’s Christmas Food Market on 9 December 2017, including live demonstrations by top chefs and producers, food stalls, live music and festive entertainment (and free entry and car parking!)

Ryedale Festival Concert Launch

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The Ryedale Festival season opens with music of deep happiness: the high spirits of a quartet Mendelssohn followed by the lush romanticism of a magical early piece by Webern.

Thibaut Garcia in Recital

Thibaut Garcia in Recital

Malton (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 17 Mar 2018

Hailed as ‘the new face of classical guitar’ after winning every major international guitar competition within the space of a few months, 23-year-old Thibaut Garcia has had the critics reaching for new superlatives,.

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

Kirkbymoorside (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!


Thornton-le-Dale Show

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Enjoy another really great family day out at the 99th Thornton le Dale Show

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Idyll - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Sun 12 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.