Why not join us in December for a short break as we will be all trimmed up for Christmas at Unique Retreats and nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Yorkshire Coast! From glittering Christmas light displays and parades, to festive shows and cabarets, discover the true meaning of Christmas this year.

Christmas and New Year at Unique Retreats

Christmas and New Year at Unique Retreats

Whitby Christmas Festival

It will soon be that time of year when we are decking the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la-ing, and bringing some figgy pudding. Yes, Christmas is upon us again, and what better way to get in the mood for it all than to visit the wonderfulWhitby Christmas Festival?



Castle Howard at Christmas, 17th November – 31st December

Christmas at Castle Howard is a spectacle like no other.  https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/christmas

This years theme is the twelve days of Christmas.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard


Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the House’s grand state rooms. Open fires, candle light and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25 foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall.

Malton Monthly Food Market, 10th November and 8th December

Pay a trip to Malton’s monthly food market and discover why it has been named Yorkshire’s Food Capital.

You’ll find lots of artisan food providers and can call in the Talbot Yard Food Court for locally made Rare Bird Gin and Florian Poirot Macarons.

The December edition of the food fair will be Christmas themed  as you would expect !              https://www.visitmalton.com/christmas-food-market

The Christmas version of the popular monthly food market but with non food gifts as well. Expect fab food, festive gift stalls, street food, live music and entertainment. Don’t forget trips to Talbot Yard for stocking filler gifts!

The Christmas market will be awash with all the festive foodie goodies that you would expect and some unique gifts too. Expect figgy puddings, perfectly-prepared turkey and goose, award-winning macarons, mulled wine, chestnuts, gin and much more!

Set in and around the Milton Rooms and located in Malton’s central Market Place, the Christmas market trades from 9am to 3pm.

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend, 8th and 9th December

The 2018 Victorian Weekend is organised by the RHB Tourism Association and will see the return of children’s favourite – Santa. Other exciting activities usually take place such as Welly-throwing on the beach, Victorian games, a Christmas card competition, a costume competition, a Sheep Hunt, talks about the Dickensian era and Smuggling in Victorian times.

There will be music everywhere you go, in the streets, in the pubs later on, in churches and a Variety Concert and a Pie & Pea supper. Feast your eyes at the art exhibition and old crafts, visit period cottages and discover Robin Hood’s Bay on a guided walk, learn about St Hilda’s snakes and sea monsters, follow your duck in the annual RNLI Duck Race and marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of all the Christmas trees in St Stephen’s Church.

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay

Whatever you do ENJOY !

Joe and Geoff