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Christmas on the Yorkshire Coast

Nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Yorkshire Coast! From glittering Christmas light displays and parades, to festive shows and cabarets, discover the true meaning of Christmas this year in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington.

With so much to see and do when spending your Christmas on the coast, our team here at DYC thought we would put together another comprehensive and easy-to-digest guide for you all to enjoy and refer to over Christmas.

Discover the perfect destination at Christmas for you and your loved ones right here on the Yorkshire Coast, including ideas on the best places to stay, Christmas events, special offers and suggestions for the best things to do when visiting the coast over the Christmas holidays.

It's Christmas!

Halloween Face Painting at Sewerby Hall

Halloween Face Painting

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, BRIDLINGTON, Yorkshire, YO15 1EA

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Celebrate Halloween with face painting at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Witch Craft and Potion Making at Sewerby Hall

Witch Crafts and Potion Making

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, BRIDLINGTON, Yorkshire, YO15 1EA

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Help make Witches Brew or Witch Puppets amongst other craft activities.

Christmas Shop at Sledmere House

Christmas Shop

Sledmere House, Sledmere House, Sledmere, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG

Thu 1 Nov - Sat 22 Dec 2018

Guinea Bird Gifts will be opening its Christmas doors to a wonderland of all things festive.

Whitby Christmas Festival

Whitby Christmas Festival

Marina Back Car Park, Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

The Whitby Christmas Festival is back for 2018 and will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th of November this year.

Christmas at Castle Howard

Christmas

Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Each year Castle Howard is transformed when the house is hand decorated for the festive season.

12 Days of Christmas at Castle Howard

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Brette Gerecke will apply their theatrical vision and skill to transform Castle Howard's already grand state rooms with festive decorative magnificence, inspired by the theatrical splendour of Castle Howard itself

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Our annual Christmas Fair is the ideal place to browse and buy seasonal gifts and decorations.

Ayton Castle

Christmas Craft Fair

Ayton Village Hall, Ayton Village Hall, Wilsons Lane, East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9HY

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Visit the Ayton Village Hall for their annual Christmas Craft Fair.

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Christmas Tea Dance

Christmas Tea Dance

The Scarborough Fair Collection, Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU

Wed 28 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come along for a special Christmas Tea Dance. Get into the spirit of Christmas and dance along to some classic melodies!

Willow Wreaths

Willow Wreaths

The Yorkshire Arboretum, The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Make a luxury, rustic willow wreath for your home from natural, locally sourced materials.

Yuletide Museum at Night

Yuletide Museum at Night

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, Nr. Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

Fri 30 Nov 2018

A rare chance to visit a selection of the Museum’s atmospheric buildings at night – all ready for Christmas.

Bruno Mars at The Mayfield

Christmas Tribute Night with Bruno Mars

The Mayfield Seamer, 10-11 Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4RF

Fri 30 Nov 2018

SOLD OUT! Jeff Dingle as 'Bruno Mars', He looks like him and has the moves to match. Join us for this unmissable evening with great music, fun and dancing. Performing all of this global mega-star’s greatest hits his songs.

Santa Specials

Santa Special

North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Sat 1 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Come down to the North Bay Railway in Scarborough to join in the festive celebrations, and most importantly meet San

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Start: 1st December, 2018 at 9:30am

A Victorian Christmas at Ryedale Folk Museum

A Victorian Christmas

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, Nr. Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Discover the splendor of a Victorian Christmas all around the Museum! There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Filey Christmas Shopping Event with Santa

Filey Christmas Shopping Event

Filey Evron Centre, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DQ

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Christmas Shopping Event with Santa and Entertainment.

Whitby Winterfest 2018

Whitby Winterfest

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Whitby Winterfest returns for the third year running at Whitby Pavilion on 1st & 2nd December from 10am to 6pm both days. Entry is free to this community based event featuring local traders, entertainment and Santa's Grotto.

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.