Spring Willows, North Yorkshire

December brings its usual crop of special events.  Christmas is the time when people pull out all the stops (Nice Christmas Carol Organ Music phrase) and have a blast.  Christmas markets, Panto, and meeting Santa are must do activities in the run up to Christmas.  Have fun!

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

A Victorian Father Christmas experience at Nunninton

Saturday 30 November – Sunday 15 December (weekends only)

Step back in time and meet Father Christmas during the Victorian times. http://bit.ly/2Coveuc

Before the day, you’ll receive a personalised invitation and get to enjoy traditional festive Victorian crafts, before meeting Father Christmas in his grotto to receive a gift. Normal admission prices apply. £8 per child, booking essential, call 01439 748283.

Treasure Island at the Stephen Joseph Theatre 5th – 29th December 2019


This Christmas, escape your landlubbers lodgings and join the crew aboard the Hispaniola. A ship full of Scarborough scalleys, headed to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint’s buried gold.

Are you brave enough to help Jim and his band of bonkers buccaneers find the treasure before the pirates do? Warning: there be high winds, a giant mechanical crab (called Susan) and a pirate cook with a talking carrot.

Be ready for swashbuckling, singing and the shaking of every pirates booty. So grab your eye-patch, prepare your sea-legs, and get on board!

North Bay Railway Santa Specials 7th – 24th December 2019.

Come down to the North Bay Railway in Scarborough to join in the festive celebrations, and most importantly meet Santa himself.  http://bit.ly/2XUz6xj

Santa’s Underwater Wonderland 7th – 22nd December

Meet Santa this Christmas in his Underwater Wonderland! http://bit.ly/2OiXN35

Meeting Santa is included in your General Admission ticket or Season Pass and includes a free take home present for Christmas Morning for all children.

Cinderella: A Fabulous Family Panto! Scarborough Spa │ Spa Theatre

7 December 2019 – 1 January 2020 http://bit.ly/33jqTDy

Join Cinderella in this classic rags to riches tale, along with her best friend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother as they outwit the very Ugly Sisters and win the heart of the dashing Prince Charming.

This year’s magical production is brought to you by the team behind last year’s fabulous Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Once again we promise sensational costumes, sparkling sets and great songs to sing along to!

Don’t miss this year’s enchanting panto, Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes!

Get your invitation to the ball this Christmas and find out if the glass slipper fits!

An Evening with Miriam Margolyes

The Wesley Centre in Malton on 21st December

Having hosted Julian Lloyd Webber and Lesley Garrett at The Wesley Centre, Malton earlier this summer, at Christmas with Malton Dickensian Festival we’re hosting Miriam Margolyes. Our Appeal Patron for The Wesley Centre Community Hub Project – Selina Scott is one of the festival’s Patrons with Miriam Margolyes and Lucinda Hawksley and the event is made possible by Cause UK.

Five km Xmas Beach Run

29th December. Sign on at Filey sailing club 10am Run starts 10:30 All on beach Totally inclusive of age / ability Children under ten must be accompanied by parent Any one running with dog must have dog on lead!!! http://bit.ly/34vARTK

Free parking at Country Park Country Park cafe will be open

Event help has come from Bakers Snacks, Filey Tourism, PR Joinery Bay Watersports

Organiser Active Filey run by Bryden and small team of mates

All free entries taken!

60 tickets for adults available at £6 plus eventbrite fee 40 kids free tickets added

No fancy chip timing

Fancy Dress Ok !