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Christmas at York Museum Gardens visited by thousands

Christmas at York Museum Gardens

9:28am 16th January 2018

Almost 55,000 visitors passed through the gates of York’s Museum Gardens to experience the city’s newest festive attraction - Christmas at York Museum Gardens - which ran from 16th November – 1st January. The successful inaugural year saw the city’s historic 10-acre gardens illuminated with an array of fantastic light installations along a one-kilometre trail.

The magical after-dark Christmas experience included giant musical LED trees, a captivating display of ever-changing coloured globes and a dazzling 20m tunnel of twinkling lights. Proving to be a firm favourite with families, a series of festive projections on the dramatic backdrop of the historic ruins of St Mary’s Abbey enchanted visitors as they made their way along the trail.

A specially-commissioned series of drawings entitled ’The 12 Frames of Christmas’ - based on the traditional song but with a special York-inspired twist – and a neon art installation by Yorkshire artist Richard Wheater added novel local touches to the event. The breath-taking Finale of Fire on the library lawn enabled visitors to luxuriate in the glow of the warming display while enjoying a festive tipple and toasted marshmallows.

James Cundall, Chief Executive at Lunchbox Events, comments:

“Christmas at York Museum Gardens was a huge project for us this year and we’re absolutely thrilled with the number of visitors that came along and chose the experience to be a part of their Christmas festivities.

A massive thank you goes out to the team for their support, they worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it a success and ensure that visitors enjoyed the experience. I also want to thank the York Museums Trust for their support of the event.”

A spokesperson for York Museums Trust said:

“York Museum Trust is committed to bringing new and exciting cultural experiences to the city of York and Christmas in York Museum Gardens played an important part in boosting the city’s festive celebrations.”

Helen Fletcher, Marketing Manager for York’s Ultra Fibre Optic, commented:

“It has been a great pleasure to support such a different event for York especially in its first year. We have been overwhelmed with the number of visitors we welcomed into our log cabin to take part in our competition during our residency – literally thousands of entries!

We’re helping to transform York into the UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city with 1GB internet being rolled out to homes and business as we speak and so we’re committed to investing in the community and supporting fantastic events such as this. We’re delighted Christmas at York Museum Gardens has been an enchanting experience for all visitors.”

The 13th annual Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland attraction at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York proved popular with visitors once again; around 52,000 visitors skated their way through the festive season and into the New Year between 18th November and 7th January. The Ice Factor, the largest ice rink in the North of England, welcomed visitors with rustic log cabins and an alpine-themed PapaKitchen café and bar. Vintage funfair rides adorned the site, harking back to the ‘golden era’ of traditional fairgrounds, creating a magical experience for visitors of all ages.

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