There are Christmas lights twinkling in the gloom, and they’re coming from York Castle Museum! Following the government’s most recent announcement about regional restrictions, one of York’s best-loved museums has confirmed that their new Christmas experience has got the go-ahead. For many families, a trip back in time to Kirkgate, York Castle Museum’s Victorian street, is an annual Christmas tradition. It’s lovely festive news, then, that the museum is going to be opening its doors to visitors for Christmas 2020.
There might be no Father Christmas experience – this is 2020 after all, so we have come to expect a little bit of disappointment – but what they’re planning sounds magical. Snow has fallen on the famous Victorian street, transforming it into a glistening stage where large-scale projections dance across the walls, bringing to life famous characters from The Nutcracker.
During the 35-minute experience, you’ll see huge Christmas decorations sparkle above your heads, nutcrackers, ballerinas and toy soldiers adorn the street and hear festive music playing. The Christmas Spectacular at York Castle Museum runs from 2nd December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 and tickets must be pre-booked (£10 for adults, £8 for children).