Festive Fun around the Wakefield District

'Tis the season! Celebrate the countdown to Christmas in style with fantastic festive events, workshops and activities taking place across the Wakefield district.

Visit Father Christmas in some unexpected places - from his cosy Victorian home at Wakefield Museum to a unique underground grotto at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Experience a magical Christmas in a medieval setting at Pontefract Castle, or join in the colourful Christmas light switch-ons in towns around the district.

Fancy getting creative? Craft a wreath for your door, screen-print stunning Christmas cards, or even make your own tree decorations in a number of exciting yuletide workshops.

All this, plus acclaimed Christmas markets, fairs and other quirky shopping opportunities will be sure to put you in a merry mood.

What's On This Christmas

Elf Walking Trail

Christmas Elf Walking Trail

Wakefield

Fri 16 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Cinderella

Cinderella

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 22 Nov 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Santas Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Mon 3 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Farmer Copleys

Festive Walk Through Lights

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Wed 5 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Join the Poetry Circle

Truth Be Told Poetry Night: Christmas Special!

Brews, Bites & Books

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Carol Singing

Christmas Carol Singing

Rogerthorpe Manor

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Pond Dipping

Festive Quiz Trail

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 14 Dec 2018 - Fri 4 Jan 2019

Christmas Market & Drive in Cinema

Wakefield

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Father Christmas at Nostell

Breakfast with Father Christmas - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Father Christmas at Home

Father Christmas at Home

Wakefield Museum

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Anglers Country Park

Christmas Crafts

Anglers Country Park

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Father Christmas Grotto - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Festive Mosaics

Festive Mosaics Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Dahlicious Festive Family Cooking Workshop

Wakefield Library

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Festive Party with Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Brass Christmas at YSP

Brass Christmas at YSP with Emley Brass Band

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Christmas Concert

St Johns Church Wakefield

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Mon 17 - Tue 18 Dec 2018

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings with Mother Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Wed 19 Dec 2018