DANCE Dancing in the Ballroom - Tea Dances at Sheffield City Hall - December 29th and 31st
Waltz and quickstep your way into the Christmas spirit in the gorgeous art deco surroundings of Sheffield City Hall. Dancers with hearty appetites will be glad to hear there’s food and drink on offer in the Arches Bar, on-site.
11.30am-2.30pm, £3 admission
THEATRE Winter Gothic - St Martin-Cum-Gregory Church, York - Dec 22nd-29th (no show on Christmas Day)
Bottled Lightning in association with Pick Me Up Theatre present Winter Gothic - an evening of blood-curdling ghost stories with local character actors James Swanton and Robyn Grant. It wouldn’t be the Great British Christmas tradition without the chill…
Tickets from £8, Various times
WALK Boxing Day Walk - Marsden Moor Estate - Dec 26th
Spend a heavenly Boxing Day on this 5-mile group walk above Marsden, West Yorks. Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring refreshments.
1.30pm-4.30pm, Meet at Marsden railway station, Free
EVENT Mile of Pennies, Scarborough South Bay - Dec 26th
Join in with the grand old Boxing Day tradition of helping to line up a mile of pennies along Scarborough seafront. Proceeds from this fundraising event go to the Fisherman & Fireman’s Charity. Those in search of a more extreme (and hypothermia-inducing) Boxing Day diversion need look no further than the fancy dress Big Dips taking place at Whitby and Bridlington.
From 10am, Donations encouraged
EVENT Leeds Record Fair, Leeds Corn Exchange - Dec 27th
There’ll be over 35 tables of collectible records and CDs for sale at the Corn Exchange in Leeds on December 27th, making this one of the biggest record fairs in the North. Where better to spend whatever’s left of your Christmas funds?
10am-4pm, Free entry
MUSIC Christmas Concert Duo - Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Bridlington - Dec 27th
This Christmas Orangery Concert from classical flute and piano duo Ann and Garth Blackburn promises to be one of the region’s best value-for-money festive events. Two and three-course Christmas meals will also be on offer at the Grade I listed property.
1pm, £2.45 admission
EXHIBITION The Brontës, War and Waterloo - Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth - until Mar 2016
Lovers of classic Yorkshire literature should seize on the Christmas holidays as an opportunity to catch this intriguing exhibition exploring the Brontë sisters’ fascination with the Napoleonic wars. Do watch out for weather warnings before you set off!