What’s on in York: The Snowman at York Minster

Big Screen. Iconic Film. World Class Musicians. A truly magical Christmas show.

  • 16th Dec 2017

2:30pm & 7:00pm

From £12

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Delight your family this Christmas with a screening of two enchanting films accompanied by live orchestra.

Following on from their highly acclaimed sell-out tour last December, Carrot Productions are bringing their Snowman magic to York Minster on 16 December with two performances (2.30pm for the matinee and 7pm for the evening show).

Hear some of the UK’s top musicians perform Howard Blake’s beautiful soundtrack – including the evocative ‘Walking in the Air’ sung by a local child soloist – in perfect synchronicity with the film shown on a giant screen. Not a dry eye in the house!

This extra special performance includes a light-hearted Guide to the Orchestra, including an angelic harp, Frozen on the flutes, and a very naughty drummer!

You’ll also experience the wonder of that most Christmassy of seasonal pieces, The Nutcracker, brought to life by Tom Scott’s mesmerising animated film. Along with a toe-tapping Christmas overture – and a visit from a VERY special conductor! – this festive treat has something for all ages. Cherished by children and adults alike, the concert is fast becoming an annual custom, providing the perfect winter outing for all the family.

What’s on in York; Carol concerts at York Minster

SOLD OUT

  • 14th and 15th Dec 2017
7.00pm – 8.30pm
From £12.00

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York Minster’s popular Christmas Carol Concerts take place on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 December and offer the perfect start to the festive season.

The concerts feature the York Minster Choir performing a mixture of classical and popular Christmas music, with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band leading the audience in Christmas carols.

The concerts will take place in the Minster’s awe-inspiring Nave and include special seasonal readings by celebrity guests.

Tickets are priced at £25, £18 and £12 and will be available from Tuesday 26 September from the York Theatre Royal Box Office online, by telephoning 01904 623568 or in person at the theatre in St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD.

The box office is open Mondays 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-8pm* (on non-show days or until 6pm on show days). Please note that a booking fee of £1.50 is payable for all transactions apart from cash payments at the Box Office in person.

What’s on in York – Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave.

Experience the story of Christ through this celebrated and popular oratorio, performed by the York Minster Choir.

  • 9th Dec 2017

19.00

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The York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists this Christmas for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave.

The famous work was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has since become one of the best-known and most popular English oratorios.

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to experience the story of Christ through this moving and poignant choral performance?

Tickets are priced at £25, £18 and £12 and are available from the York Theatre Royal Box Office, by telephoning 01904 623568 or in person at the theatre in St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD.

What’s on in York: Experience the Christmas trail at York Minster

Interact with the Minster during Advent and Christmas
  • 9th Dec 2017 – 07th Jan 2018

09.00am

FREE

Discover more about the Christmas story by exploring the activity stops hidden around the Minster.

Follow a trail with items to look at, touch, smell and discuss at each stop.

Free with admission, collect your trail from the admission desks. No need to book.

What’s on in York: Sankta Lucia – Festival of Light

An atmospheric, candlelit procession and carol service for all the family based on the traditional Swedish Lucia celebration.

8th Dec 2017

York Minster

7.30pm

FREE

7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

An atmospheric, candlelit procession and carol service for all the family based on the traditional Swedish Lucia celebration.

In Sweden, Lucia is one of the most significant traditions in the calendar – a powerful symbol and celebration of light and an integral part of the Advent season.

The celebration of Sankta Lucia is based on the bravery and martyrdom of a young Sicilian girl – St Lucy – who died in the early fourth century. Her name and story reached Sweden along with Christianity, and she remained popular even after the Reformation as the bringer of light during the long darkness of winter.

The Lucia procession enters singing the traditional Lucia song, the tune of which was brought to Sweden from Italy in the middle of the 19th century. The singers are dressed in white gowns and carry candles, with Lucia herself as the focal point, wearing a crown of candles and a red ribbon round her waist, symbolising her martyrdom. The ‘starboys’ go back to a tradition of re-enacting the journey of the Magi on Twelfth Night.

The service is run in partnership with the York Anglo-Scandinavian Society.

No booking is required but please arrive early as this is a popular service.

What’s on in York -Advent Procession at The Minster

The atmospheric start to Advent returns to the Minster.

  • 3rd Dec 2017

Advent Procession

FREE

An atmospheric and breath-taking candlelit service of music, readings and prayers for Advent in celebration and anticipation of the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.

The service starts in darkness with candlelight gradually spreading throughout the cathedral as the flame is passed from one person to the next following the York Minster Choir’s journey from West to East.

Everyone is welcome to attend the popular service, with doors opening at 4.15pm. The service lasts for just over an hour.

This service will be full to capacity so please arrive early. Seats are unreserved and are on a first come first serve basis. You do not need a ticket to attend this service.

What’s on in York – Handel’s Messiah performed by the York Minster Choir

Experience the story of Christ through this celebrated and popular oratorio, performed by the York Minster Choir.

  • 9th Dec 2017

19.00

BOOK TICKETS

The York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists this Christmas for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave.

The famous work was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has since become one of the best-known and most popular English oratorios.

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to experience the story of Christ through this moving and poignant choral performance?

Tickets are priced at £25, £18 and £12 and are available from the York Theatre Royal Box Office, by telephoning 01904 623568 or in person at the theatre in St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD.

What’s on in York; My Minster – make a mural at Dringhouses Library

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Dringhouses Library :

Fri 3 Nov :

3.00pm – 5.00pm :

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Artist Anna Harding will help you make a mural of the wonderful York Minster, to help decorate Dringhouses Library. Make the Minster, and then make a picture of yourself to go in the mural! Sponsored by York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS).

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

This event is aimed at 4-12 year old.

For further information please call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or email dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.