24 Nov 12 to 06 Jan 13
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is an exciting new event based on the outskirts of the beautiful City of York.
Incorporating The Ice Factor, York’s award-winning ice rink, an authentic British fun fair, traditional Christmas market and Santa’s grotto, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland will be sure to get you in the festive mood with its stunning theatrical lighting and picturesque setting.
20 traditional wooden chalets will provide a wide range of seasonal gift ideas for everyone including; handcrafted toys, jewellery, Christmas cards and festive decorations.
The Ice Factor is one of York’s favourite Christmas attractions and becomes the centrepiece for this new event. Now in its seventh year, the 900sqm real ice rink is turned into a winter wonderland village, with decorative cabins surrounding the rink, an illuminated forest with reindeer, and a 30ft giant Christmas tree in the centre of the rink. Over 35,000 people came to skate and enjoy this festive treat last year.
And to enhance the visitor experience, an authentic fun fair will sit alongside the market offering rides for all ages, including a chairoplane, children’s rides and games stalls.
Food and drink will be offered throughout the day at the rinkside Ice Bar and Café, offering a range of hot and cold food using locally sourced produce, and a large choice of wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and winter warmers such as mulled wine, Sloe Gin or hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream!
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland also offers the chance for children to meet Santa Claus in his grotto. Opening times for the grotto will be published shortly.
Set within the landscaped grounds of York Designer Outlet, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland offers ample free parking, over 120 shops inside the outlet and conveniently located just off the A64/A19 interchange.
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is open daily from Saturday 24th November 2012 until Sunday 6th January 2013.
For more information visit www.yorkshireswinterwonderland.co.uk
The Ice Factor will be open from 9:30am until 9.15pm from Saturday 24th November 2012 until 6th January 2013. Tickets for a one-hour session cost £9.50 for adults and £8.50 for children and concessions. Discounts apply for groups of 20 or more and special party packages are available. Further details are available at www.theicefactor.co.uk or by calling 01653 619169.