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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Don’t forget that Helmsley’s lovely Walled Garden is open for shopping at weekends on the run up to Christmas.
Sunday 25th: Mass of Christmas Dawn 9.00am Friday 30th: Mass of the Holy Family 12.30pm Sunday 1st: Mass of Mary, Mother of God 9.00am Friday 6th: Mass 12.30pm Sunday 8th: Mass of the Epiphany 9.00am, Epiphany Carol Service 6.00pm Many thanks, Fr Kentigern
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
From Helmsley Walled Garden: Helmsley Walled Garden will close to visitors for the winter on Monday October 31, but here are some ways you can 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 to […]
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 […]
Help light up the town this Christmas by coming to our wine tasting event, with 8 different wines and nibbles. “Call my bluff” style fun quiz with individual prizes at Porters Coffee Shop, Wednesday 13th July 7pm. All money raised will be spend on lights for the town this Christmas. Helmsley in Business.
Hovingham Village Market goes into overdrive in December with not one but two markets with a Christmas theme. So if you missed the regular monthly market on the first Saturday in December, you can still shop for some of those Christmas goodies at the second market, this Saturday December 19. Get into the festive spirit […]
Local bus company Scarborough & District Buses (operators of the 128 Helmsley to Scarborough service) has announced its Christmas bus schedules for this year, and has revealed it will be offering half price travel over the festive period. The company’s Twelve Days of Christmas offer will give all passengers half price weekly tickets over the […]
The pantomine season is upon us, oh yes it is. The 1812 company production of “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood” has opened at Helmsley Arts Centre and runs for the rest of this week. Seats are still available, so why not have an evening out, and support this lovely little theatre.
Escape the Christmas madness for a while and take a weekend stroll in Helmsley’s lovely Walled Garden.
From Hovingham Village Market: Christmas shopping delights, festive music & fun with prizes , Saturday 5th December, 10.30am-1.30pm Get ready for our biggest Market this year. We bring together over 40 regular and seasonal stallholders from across Ryedale & Yorkshire. Make shopping a pleasure with food farmed and sourced locally and a range of gifts […]
At Christmas we often wish to remember and cherish those who are special to us. A very important part of grieving is remembering. We need to remember the life that was lived and the love that was shared. This Christmas Saint Catherine’s Hospice invites you to share precious memories of your loved ones with friends […]
Last posting dates for Christmas have a nasty habit of sneaking past you while you are still thinking about buying the cards, so take note! The last dates for “international economy mail” (what we used to call surface mail) are long gone (the earliest was September 28, would you believe?). Last dates for overseas air […]
It’s next stop Ryedale for Santa and sleigh on his Christmas tour with the Ryedale Lions Club. Father Christmas will be arriving early to greet children at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place on Saturday, November 28 at 5pm before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at towns and villages all […]
A concert for the Season of Advent & Christmas. Directed by William Dore Sunday 6th December 2015, 5pm All Saints Church, Hovingham. Music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Warlock & Willcocks and carols for all to sing. Entry price: £10 including refreshments (under 16yrs, free). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01439 766701 or email@example.com 01653 628386 or on the door
Ryedale Festival is taking a short break from planning next year’s events to offer a Christmas concert with a difference, at St Michael’s Church, Malton on December 4. “Sing We Jule” features Joglaresa, a group of six musicians and singers, who have been described as “early music’s bit of rough”! Comprising outstanding international performers from […]
Helmsley in Business has announced it is to hold its fourth annual Christmas Tree Festival and third magical Festive Fun Day this December – and in true Christmas style it’s a great British Pantomime theme all round! Helmsley Christmas Tree Festival 2015 will take place at the town’s historic All Saints Church, with 30 beautiful […]
Christmas approaches, oh yes it does, and with it the pantomime season. 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, in or within striking distance of Helsmsley; if you […]
Christmas Gift Fairs are starting to arrive thick and fast. Here’s a new one, possibly the first of the season, offering not only a chance to shop but also to have a peek into Gilling Castle, which is the Ampleforth College prep school, normally closed to the public. Gilling is not a castle in name […]
Make your own wreath, or just take a walk in the fresh air after the excesses of the party season: here are the opening dates for the Walled Garden in the run up to Christmas.
Taking place on Saturday November 14th at Hovingham Village Hall, 10am-4pm – supporting Frack Free Ryedale. Download and print this poster
Gareth (“admin”), Jean and the rest of the blog team wish all our readers a very happy Christmas.
Safer Ryedale have a Crime Prevention Menu available, giving advice about how to keep your home safe over the Christmas period. The advice comes at the time of year when people have valuable Christmas gifts stored in their homes and temptation increases for burglars. There are lots of things people can do to help prevent […]
From the EYMS: On the first day of Christmas East Yorkshire gave to me… a half price bus weekly! As a Christmas treat for our passengers, buy a weekly ticket during the festive period (Monday 22 December until Friday 2 January) and get it for half price! Simply buy your ticket from the driver during […]
The offices of Ryedale District Council at Ryedale House will be closed from 3.00 pm on Christmas Eve until Monday January 5. The North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership will be closed for the same period but will have a skeleton staff on duty to answer essentail calls. North Yorkshire County Council services at Ryedale House, […]
Live cinema relays will be bringing several big name Christmas productions to screens in and near Helmsley over the holiday period, specifically Helmsley Arts Centre (HAC), the Palace Cinema in Malton (PCM), the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough (SJT) and City Screen in York (CSY). The shows on offer are: “The Nutcracker”, the classic ballet […]