York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages, with a glistening outdoor ice rink, thrilling funfair, magical Santa’s Grotto and cosy alpine café The Chalet – now with a rinkside terrace! 

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland is free to enter, with separate tickets required for skating at The Ice Factor and for Santa's Grotto. Tokens for the funfair rides can be purchased on site. 
 
The Ice Factor is the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink, with 975 sq m of real ice and a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece. Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the rinkside cafe and terrace, as well as a viewing platform, this magical setting makes for the perfect festive experience for all ages. 
Our cosy rinkside café The Chalet is the perfect place to warm up before or after your skating session, or for non-skaters to relax and watch all the action, with the outdoor terrace bringing you even closer to the thrills and spills of skating. 
 
The alpine-themed cafe offers a range of hot and cold drinks including warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, and is fully licensed. Delicious winter-warming food and sweet treats, as well as a Kids' Corner make for a delightful apres-skate experience. Private parties can also be arranged.  
 
Nearby the new Dog Haus cabin offers a charcoal 'Bratwursterie' selling a range of hot dogs and festive drinks, while the Winter Woodland with its picnic tables offers an alternative outdoor eating area. 
This year the funfair is bigger and better than ever, with new modern rides including an exciting Twist, Waltzer and Miami joining everyone's favourite, the vintage Dodgems dating from 1937.  
 
In addition, there will be plenty to enthral younger visitors with four children’s rides as well as game stalls offering prizes every time. 
SANTA'S GROTTO 
 
Christmas wouldn't be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves, and this year visitors can enjoy an extended snowy woodland walk and a glittering light tunnel to find his cosy log cabin Grotto where a warm welcome and a special gift for children awaits. 
 
A reservation is required to visit Santa. 
 
For those seeking a festive retail experience a boutique Christmas market will offer gifts with a difference, and of course, York Designer Outlet is the perfect place to tackle the Christmas shopping! 
 
Enjoy a fun family day out at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland - there’s something for everyone! 
 
Booking fees apply to all tickets booked online. 
 
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Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is produced by Jamboree Entertainment 
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, York Designer Outlet, St Nicholas Ave, York YO19 4TA 
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