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Meet Father Christmas at DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

We love DIG, JORVIK’s hands-on archaeological attraction on St Saviourgate, and we love the sound of the festive activities they’ve got planned this year. There’s something for children of all ages: under fives can explore a Victorian Christmas during a fun-filled, festive Little Diggers session, while older children can book onto an afternoon session to get hands-on in the DIG pits to find out how Victorians celebrated this special time of year. Everyone will meet Santa and receive a gift to take home.  It all takes place on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th December and pre-booking is essential. Here’s everything you need to know.


A Little Diggers Christmas

Father Christmas is coming to DIG’s special festive Little Diggers session for 2 to 5 year olds. Little ones can explore the traditions of a Victorian Christmas by delving and discovering how children of the period celebrated at this time of year. Embark on a special trail around DIG to find Santa’s Grotto, where you can take part in some festive crafting and meet the big man himself. Who knows, you might even get something to take home!
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December, 10am to 11.30am – Pre-Booking Essential – £6.50 (includes one free adult; additional adult £3). Price includes an adventure trail, a Christmas crafting activity as well the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and a present for each child.

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Christmas at DIG

DIG, delve and discover the history and traditions of a Victorian Christmas, including an appearance by Father Christmas himself, at JORVIK’s archaeological adventure! Your special visit will begin in the DIG pits, where you will uncover what the Victorian inhabitants of York did when they celebrated Christmas. Then it’s time to take a tour of the venue, where you will explore the hidden festive history of the building, leading to an invitation to meet Father Christmas himself in his DIG Grotto. Get cracking with some special Christmas crafting, then meet Santa Claus himself and receive something to take home.
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December, 1pm – 2:30pm – £9 (includes 1 free adult; additional child £3). Price includes special DIG tour, adventure trail, a Christmas crafting activity as well the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and a present for each child.

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