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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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NSPCC Christmas Fair moves to Duncombe Park

The popular NSPCC Christmas Fair is moving this year from its regular venue at Castle Howard to Duncombe Park. Bringing together a handpicked selection of exhibitors, The NSPCC Duncombe Park Christmas Fair offers discerning shoppers an exciting array of beautiful, unusual, and special gift ideas along with loads of lovely treats for the Christmas season. […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden closed but busy

From Helmsley Walled Garden: Helmsley Walled Garden is now closed to visitors for the winter, but here are some ways in which we hope you will continue to support us until we open again next year. Have you ever thought about making your own Christmas front door wreath? Well, when you have the right tools […]

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Light Up A Life for St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice‘s annual Christmas appeal, Light Up A Life, is under way again. Light up a Life is a series of special community events organised by hospices that take place around the UK during the festive period (usually in November and December). These events help families and friends to come together to remember and […]

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Age UK shop Christmas event

From Carol at the Age UK shop, Kirkbymoorside: Just to let you know that our super dooper Christmas promotion this year will be on the same day as the Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market, Saturday 26th November. As usual, we have lots of Christmas pressies, gifts, cards and calendars, children’s toys, men’s and ladies’ hats, scarves and […]

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Bridget’s Cafe booking Christmas parties

Bridget’s lovely little cafe at 2 West End is now taking Christmas party bookings. Here’s the menu: Pop in to book, maximum party size 18.

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Items for sale at Yorkshire Cancer Christmas Fair

Crayke Christmas Fair alert

The Yorkshire Cancer Research Christmas Fair is at The Durham Ox, Crayke on Tuesday, 8th November from 10.30am – 8pm. Loads of new stallholders. £5 entry includes tea, coffee & mince pie or a glass of mulled wine. Charity raffle. Keep up to date with stallholders on the Fair’s Facebook page.

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Tickets on sale tomorrow for York Minster carol concerts

Tickets for the York Minster Carol Concerts, one of the highlights of the year, go on sale from 9.30am TOMORROW  Monday 26 September. (Sorry about the short notice, even bloggers need a holiday! Ed.) For many people, the spectacular concerts mark the start of the festive celebrations. The concerts will be filled with seasonal traditions […]

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Santa special

NYMR Santa Specials now booking

We really don’t like publishing Christmas events before the summer holiday has finished, but knowing how popular the railway’s Santa Specials are, we thought we’d better tell you that booking is now open. Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express […]

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This week’s good cause (40/52): the NSPCC

The NSPCC needs no introduction, being a well-established national charity that everyone has heard of. But just to remind ourselves of what they are about, here is their mission statement: We stand up for children in England by finding the best ways to prevent abuse and neglect and influencing the Westminster government to take action. […]

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Dispose of your Christmas tree responsibly

Still have a Christmas tree to dispose of? Please don’t follow the example of one thoughtless person who simply abandoned their tree in the Old Road Play Area for someone else to deal with! Apparently lions love to play with Christmas trees, and goats will eat them, but if neither of these creatures is roaming […]

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Pantomimes are still with us

If you haven’t yet finished with the Christmas spirit, don’t forget that there are still pantomimes to be seen. Pickering Musical Society brings The Snow Queen to the Kirk Theatre in Pickering from Janaury 16 to 23. Tickets can be booked on their website. Just a little further afield, at the Milton Rooms in Malton, […]

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Unwanted Christmas gifts? Please donate to the Age UK shop

After the Christmas celebrations, it’s a conundrum every year about what to do with any unwanted festive gifts or duplicated items. Most of us will have been lucky enough to receive presents we love, however there is always that one gift; the jumper that didn’t fit, the bestselling book you already had or the old […]

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