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Pickering

Pickering is Yorkshire’s time-travelling capital, home to the world-famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with its iconic 24-mile steam trains journey, and ‘Harry Potter’ train station, ‘Hogsmeade’.
 
An annual highlight is the Pickering Wartime Weekend in October, where the entire town turns the clock back to the 1940s in the largest festival of its kind in Britain. There’s also living history museum Beck Isle Museum, the towering ruins of Pickering Castle (English Heritage), and in the local church are magnificent wall paintings considered to be a masterpiece of European medieval art. Not surprisingly, Pickering’s shopping experience has a distinctly vintage flavour, including the North’s premier Antique Centre, and tea-rooms specialising in traditional recipes.

With the North York Moors and Dalby Forest on the doorstep, Pickering is also a great base for outdoor adventure with shops, bike hire, and some of the region’s leading guides and adventure experts including Forest Holidays, Trailblazer and Gone Mountain Biking.

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What's on near Pickering

Christmas magic

Christmas through the ages

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Come and enjoy the house decorated for Christmas through the ages.

Art for Christmas community exhibition

Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 7 Dec 2019

The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work, and celebrates the best arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond.

Christmas Lights Switchon

Christmas Lights Switch On

Pickering (3 miles, 4 km)

Sat 7 Dec 2019

The Village Christmas Lights SWITCH ON event is traditionally on the first Saturday in December. This year switch on will be SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER 2019.

Christmas through the ages

Christmas through the ages

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Discover the hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the indulgent Georgian era and impressionist Victorian age to the memorable post war years. Normal admission prices apply.

Christmas Through Time

Christmas Through Time

Kirkbymoorside (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 7 Dec 2019

From celebrations during the Iron Age, through to make-do festivities in the Second World War, join us to discover more about the changing traditions of Christmas.

Malton Christmas Market

Malton Christmas Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

The Christmas version of our popular monthly food market but with non food gifts as well. With 100 stalls expected, you'll find fab food, festive gift stalls, street food, live music, choirs and entertainment including Victorian themed fair

Malton Cookery School Courses and Demos

Malton Cookery School Courses and Demos

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Malton Cookery School will be running Christmas themed courses and demos on during the weekend of the Malton Christmas Market.

Northern Lights Express

Northern Lights Express

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Join us this winter for a trip on our new, Northern Lights Express!

  Christmas Moorlander Lunch

NYMR - Christmas Moorlander Lunch

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 7 Dec 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Pullman Dining Services are now available. Due to the popularity of our dining trains, advance booking is essential. To avoid disappointment book online at nymr.co.uk/pullman

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

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!

Art for Christmas community exhibition

Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sun 8 Dec 2019

The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work, and celebrates the best arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond.

Christmas through the ages

Christmas through the ages

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Discover the hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the indulgent Georgian era and impressionist Victorian age to the memorable post war years. Normal admission prices apply.

Christmas Through Time

Christmas Through Time

Kirkbymoorside (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 8 Dec 2019

From celebrations during the Iron Age, through to make-do festivities in the Second World War, join us to discover more about the changing traditions of Christmas.

  Christmas Moorlander Lunch

NYMR - Christmas Moorlander Lunch

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 8 Dec 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Pullman Dining Services are now available. Due to the popularity of our dining trains, advance booking is essential. To avoid disappointment book online at nymr.co.uk/pullman

Northern Lights Express

Northern Lights Express

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 12 - Fri 13 Dec 2019

Join us this winter for a trip on our new, Northern Lights Express!

Christmas magic

Christmas through the ages

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

Come and enjoy the house decorated for Christmas through the ages.

Art for Christmas community exhibition

Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Fri 13 Dec 2019

The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work, and celebrates the best arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond.

Christmas through the ages

Christmas through the ages

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Discover the hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the indulgent Georgian era and impressionist Victorian age to the memorable post war years. Normal admission prices apply.

Art for Christmas community exhibition

Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 14 Dec 2019

The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work, and celebrates the best arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond.

Christmas through the ages

Christmas through the ages

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Discover the hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the indulgent Georgian era and impressionist Victorian age to the memorable post war years. Normal admission prices apply.