Silent night? Not likely. Head along to one of these Christmas shows for full-throttle festive entertainment for the whole family, or head to York Minster on Christmas Eve for a lovely traditional start to your celebrations. Here’s our pick of the best pantomimes and Christmas shows in York this year, and the all-important details of this year’s York Minster Crib Service. Oh, and if you’re looking for festive days out or places to meet Santa in York, take a look at our handy guide. We hope you and your family enjoy your-elf!
All New Adventures of Peter Pan at York Theatre Royal
Head to York Theatre Royal this Christmas for a fun-packed, swashbuckling adventure with an extra sprinkling of fairy dust starring CBeebies’ Maddie Moate as Tinkerbell. Great value family tickets are available for all performances. 2nd December 2022 to 2nd January 2022 – Visit the York Theatre Royal website for more info and tickets
Old Granny Goose at Grand Opera House York
The Grand Opera House York reunites Berwick Kaler with his pantomime chums for more festive silliness in The Adventures of Old Granny Goose. December 10th, 2022 to January 8th, 2023 – Visit atgtickets.com
York Minster Crib service
The York Minster Crib Service is a very popular way for York families to see in the festive season on Christmas Eve (11.30am). Expect the traditional Christmas story told in a very family-friendly way, with carols to sing along to. It’s a very relaxed affair, where dressing up in your best Christmas jumper is encouraged. We’ll confirm this year’s details as we have them. Visit yorkminster.org