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The market towns of Pickering, Helmsley and Malton host a variety of bustling festive experiences in the run-up to Christmas, with many more wonderful events taking place in the surrounding villages.

Here are three great Christmas events to get you started when you explore this beautiful part of North Yorkshire

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Christmas in Neverland at Castle Howard

11 November - 2 January

Castle Howard will be transformed this Christmas into a Neverland magical experience. See the ships in the great galleries and the rooms transformed into tropical lagoons as Lost Boy laughter echoes through the halls as theatrical installations, sound and digital projections bring this magical world to life.

Go to the Castle Howard Website
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North York Moors Railway Santa Specials

Weekends throughout December

Meet Mr Claus and his jolly helpers as they pass through the train carriages. Meet Santa and receive a soft toy. Join in fun and games with Santa’s helpers and get a Christmas backpack. Trains leave from Pickering and Grosmont.

Discover the Santa Specials
Malton Christmas Festival

Malton Christmas Festival

2 & 3 December

Our huge two day Christmas Festival is the shopping event of the year with a giant number of festive food, non-food stalls & present ideas. Expect a fabulous weekend of festive fun in and around Malton’s picturesque Market Place. Delicious food, festive gift stalls, street food, live music and family entertainment. Free entry.

Find out more about Malton Christmas Festival
Go to our Christmas homepage