Countdown to Christmas at North York Moors National Park Centre - Here’s what's happening

North York Moors National Park Centre in Danby is opening its doors again just in time for an extra special yuletide experience.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 9:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 9:42 am
Merry Mouse.

The Countdown to Christmas events will bring together the very best of local arts, crafts and produce. Little ones can explore a magical Christmas trail featuring Merry mouse, or older children can follow the elven adventure train and unlock the Christmas magic. For adults there is a fantastic range of gifts, seasonal treats and sustainably-sourced products.

Santa will also be making a very special virtual appearance live from his workshop next weekend on Saturday December 12 and Sunday 13. Slots will need to be booked in advance for Santa. Children who do see him will receive the very special gift of a real baby Christmas tree to take home for planting.

Rita Rudsdale, visitor centre coordinator at the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:

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“Encouraging people to shop locally and support local artists and tradespeople has long been our Christmas message, and with many Christmas fairs and markets unable to go ahead, this is now more important than ever!

“Our Christmas selection of crafts and produce make it easy to find original, personal and eco-conscious gifts that you would struggle to find online. Plus hand-selecting a present from a small business makes everybody smile, not just the recipient, but the creator as well. So spread some Christmas cheer and bring the family for a festive day out at the same time.”

The Moors National Park Centre is now open daily from 10.30am-4pm, closed only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Park Life cafes will serving hot and cold food, and both locations are hosting family-friendly Christmas trails with no need to book.

For more information, including a list of local producers and tickets to see Santa click HERE

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