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The Man Who Invented Christmas: Exclusive Q&A with Miriam Margolyes

As part of The Malton Dickensian Festival, there will be an exclusive screening of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ at the Palace Cinema, with a special follow-up. Miriam Margolyes, a Dickens aficionado, will join Charles Dickens’s great, great, great granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley, in an exclusive Q&A session after a screening of the film, in which Miriam […]

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A different carol concert in York

If you don’t fancy our choice of traditional carol concert in York, here’s another festive event that might be more to your taste. Some of York’s best known musicians and singers are performing a host of Christmas carols at the weekend, to raise money for Children in Need. They’re taking to the altar in the […]

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Christmas market in Hovingham

If you missed the monthly village market in Hovingham earlier in December, or failed to complete your shopping list, don’t despair: there is another market before Christmas. The market offers over 50 stalls, a real donkey, Father Christmas, a brass band, local musician, a Children’s Nativity Trail & win a treat, “The Nativity in Art” ~ a timeline […]

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Dogs are for life, not for Christmas

From Ryedale Dog Rescue: With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to make a plea – PLEASE do not buy a puppy as a present for Christmas! If you want to buy a gift for a dog lover, why not sponsor one of our dogs instead? Many dogs bought as Christmas presents will find themselves […]

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Christmas by the Fireside at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre‘s very own festive tradition returns for its seventh year, once again offering a delectable collection of stories, poems, songs and scenes to celebrate Christmas. Warm your cockles among friends and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while being entertained by a host of performers including choirs, singers and story tellers.

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Ryedale Carers Support seek help over Christmas

Ryedale Carers Support are looking for people to show the Christmas spirit in a very practical way, by supprting those who are dedicated to caring for others. Can you help?

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Carols by Candlelight in York

If you didn’t manage to get tickets for a carol concert at York Minster, but would still like to go to a special event, try our favourite church in York, Holy Trinity in Goodramgate, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Describing itself as “York’s most atmospheric medieval church”, Holy Trinity is the perfect […]

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Already it’s time again to start thinking about the Christmas cards.   If you want to use “international economy” (which we used to call surface mail) to “Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada” you’ve missed by a mile, as the last posting date was September […]

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Kirkbymoorside Christmas market

Don’t forget it’s tomorrow. Fingers crossed for some good weather.

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Preview of Dr Who Christmas special in York

Lucky Doctor Who fans will get the chance to enjoy Peter Capaldi’s final moments as the Time Lord ahead of this year’s Christmas Day special. Peter Capaldi’s final appearance, Twice Upon a Time, sees him joined by York-born David Bradley, as the First Doctor. The episode is being toured across eight UK towns and cities […]

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Juice and cider for sale at the Christmas market

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Our Stall will be open for business at the Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November, 10 o’clock onwards. Look for our yellow banner – We will be selling our handmade gift boxes, our new ‘mulled cider kits’ and, of course, bottles of our KirkbymoorCider and pasteurised apple juice.  Come along and solve […]

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Festive buses

From the EYMS (operators of our 128 Helmsley to Scarborough service): We know some of you are already starting to plan your travel over the festive period, so here’s a summary of our special festive bus timetables: 23 December – normal services. Christmas Eve, 24 December – normal Sunday services, but with an early finish. […]

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Santa Claus is coming to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Much as we dislike promoting Christmas in August, we know that the Santa Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway book up months in advance, so here are the details, from the NYMR: Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey […]

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Anglican Christmas Services

Christmas services for the Anglican churches in the Parish. All Church Services. Christmas Eve 2.30pm – Christmas Family Communion at St Nicholas’, Bransdale 4.00pm – Crib Service at St Mary’s, Farndale 5.00pm – Crib Service at All Saints’, Kirkbymoorside 7.30pm – Christmas Communion at St Aidan’s, Gillamoor 7.30pm – Christmas Communion at St Mary’s, Farndale […]

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Drop off for Ryedale Food Bank at the D&G

We recently posted an item about a collection point for the Ryedale Food Bank in Pickering, under the impression that there was no such facility in Kirkby.  Thanks to reader Al for putting us right on this one.  There is a collection point at the George and Dragon pub in the Market Place, not immediately […]

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Pianist at Bils & Rye gallery on Wednesday

Bils & Rye invite you to visit their gallery on the corner of Market Place and West End on the last Wednesday before Christmas, when a pianist will be playing the Schiedmayer Boudoir Grand now for sale in the gallery for the afternoon. Drinks and snacks will be served and of course it’s also market […]

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Best dressed festive shop window

The 2016 Best Dressed shop window in Kirkbymoorside, as judged by Town Mayor, Angus Ashworth, has been awarded to Marie Atkinson at Home Decorating Centre, 7 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AA.

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Special performances of Pinocchio

“Pinocchio”, the Christmas show now on at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is selling well, and attracting excellent reviews, Tomorrow’s matinee is sold out, but some tickets remain for all other performances. Of special note are three performances aimed at theatre-goers who might otherwise struggle. Signed Performance: Wednesday 21 December, 2.30pm A sign language […]

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Bus times over the holiday period

From the EYMS: The festive season is upon us, and it’s time to start looking ahead to the New Year.  And what a year it will be, with Hull hosting the City of Culture celebrations, and lots to look forward to. But before we start thinking about 2017, there’s still a little of this year […]

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Brass Band Christmas concert

If you’ve lived in Kirkby a while, you’ll know that our brilliant Brass Band always gives a concert in the Memorial Hall on the last Sunday before Christmas. That makes the date this year December18. If you’re new to the town, you may not know this, and you probably won’t see it advertised because this […]

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Christmas Service Times at Our Lady & St Chad

Saturday 24th: Carol Vigil 7.30pm, Mass of Christmas Night 8.00pm Sunday 25th: Mass of Christmas Day 10.30am Monday 26th: Mass of St Stephen 9.15am Wednesday 28th: Mass of Holy Innocents 12.30pm Saturday 31st: Vigil Mass of Mary, Mother of God 6.30pm Sunday 1st: Mass of Mary, Mother of God 10.30am, Exposition & Benediction 4.00pm Many […]

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Christmas post

December is here, and Christmas cards have started popping through the mail box, so don’t forget that you can recycle those used postage stamps for a good cause, namely Children in Distress.  Snip them off the envelope and drop them in the box on the counter in the shop in Kirkby market place. Envelopes can […]

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A round-up of Christmas shows

Advertising “ Snow White” at the Helmsley Arts Centre reminds us that the pantomime season is upon us. For the best seats at the big shows you need to have booked long ago, but don’t despair, there’s plenty going on with seats still available. Here’s a round-up of shows we know about, within striking distance […]

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Two free festive family events coming up

Both taking place at Kirkbymoorside Library for families with children any age who are not in school or nursery at the time of the events.

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Christmas cheer at the Hovingham Village Market

In accordance with established custom, there will be not one but two Village Markets in Hovingham in December, special  Christmas Markets on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 17th December, bringing cheer with sing along carols from the Swinton & Excelsior Brass Band. With over 50 stalls, all your favourite local producers, designers and makers will be […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project will be at the Town Christmas Fair

Looks like a stall not be missed but get there early …

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Victorian Christmas with free entry at Ryedale Folk Museum

Coming up at Ryedale Folk Museum, a chance to get into the Christmas spirit, Victorian style, and with free entry.

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Make your own Christmas Cracker

As part of the activities on Saturday 26 November for the Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market we will be doing a ‘Make your own Christmas Cracker’ activity from 11-12 in the library. It is aimed at 4-11 year olds and will be a free event.

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Kirkbymoorside Christmas Fair 2013

Kirkbymoorside Christmas market – Nov. 26th

The market, which is now in its 8th year, will be held on Saturday November 26th, 2016. It will feature up to 40 stalls lining the festive high street, the ground and first floor of the Memorial Hall, selling a variety of Christmas gifts. The stalls offer goods and produce from mostly local craftspeople working […]

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York St Nicholas Fair

Christmas markets coming thick and fast now: here’s another big one, the York St Nicholas Fair. Soak up the atmosphere and aromas of warming mulled wine whilst you enjoy York’s ultimate Christmas experience. Traditional chalets shine out from their positions along Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and The Judge’s Lodging, where Small Business Christmas will […]

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