All present and correct

father Christmas arrived at Harewood House a little early yesterday – but then he was there his ‘elves’ to help to launch its winter season.

There will be a chance hear musicians, meet huskies, shop for presents and visit other attractions at the historic house near Leeds.

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Events this year include the Essence of Christmas shopping fair from November 25 to 27, offering a chance to find gifts as well as enjoy walks and musical performances. The White Rose Winter Music Festival takes place between November 17 and 19 offering a series of concerts.

Harewood House is extending winter opening times and is open every weekend 10am to 4pm from November 25 to December 18 and in the lead-up to Christmas from December 19 to 23. Picture: Gary Longbottom.