The Station prepares for biggest and best Christmas

The Station in Richmond has planned its biggest and best Christmas line-up as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

The Station Shop which has been dressed for Christmas and is brimming with decorations and gifts will be unveiled tomorrow.

The shop will be open until 7.30pm on Tuesday to mark the launch of the Christmas events at the venue, while The Station Cinema will be screening Matthew Bourne’s version of The Nutcracker.

Children can meet Father Christmas in his present sorting office on selected dates in December.

Families can also have a go at the Nutcracker Christmas activity trail around venue, with competitions and prizes to be won. Visit the shop to enter.

Chris Brown, general manager of Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust, which owns and operates the venue, said:

“The Station has just celebrated its 15th birthday, and this year our Christmas celebrations will be bigger and better than ever.

“Christmas is a magical time of year, and we’re pulling out all the stops to give people the opportunity to celebrate the festive period together at The Station.

“Our Christmas line-up is our biggest yet, and with something for everyone to enjoy, our events are guaranteed to get you feeling festive.”

Independent businesses based at The Station will also have their own ideas to help with Christmas shopping, including The Angels Share Bakery, Kacao Chocolaterie, Richmondshire Brewing Company, and Archers Ice Cream Parlour.

Gift vouchers for use in either The Station Shop or Café | Bar will also be available.

The Station will host three unique fairs in the run up to Christmas, starting with the Handmade Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 3, Vintage Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 10, and a Christmas Food and Drink Fair on Saturday, December 17.

All three attend and will be open from 10am to 4pm.

On Sunday, December 4, The Station will host three Christmas Wreath Workshops, where visitors can make a beautiful natural door wreath with local florist Heather Roberts.

On Thursday, December 8, local artists Harriet Morley will be running a festive felting workshop where visitors can have a go at making needlefelt decorations.

The Café | Bar will be serving three-course Christmas menu from Saturday, November 26 to Friday, December 23, as well as festive afternoon teas.

December also sees the return of the Café | Bar’s Christmas dining events, with dining with Dame Delia Christmas Panto, written and produced by the Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance, on December 3 and 4, and A Killing Among the Carols Murder Mystery on Saturday, December 10.

Throughout December there will also be festive films including screenings of Home Alone, Love Actually, The Muppets Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, and It’s A Wonderful Life at The Station Cinema, as well as live music, with performances from the Reeth Brass Band and The Dales Pop Choir.

Full details of what’s in store at The Station can be found online at

To make a reservation at The Station Café | Bar call 01748 825967 or email

Cinema bookings can be made online at or by calling 01748 823062.