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The award-winning festive event YORKSHIRE’S WINTER WONDERLAND makes a welcome return this November to York Designer Outlet.


At its heart is The Ice Factor which celebrates its 10th birthday as York’s coolest Christmas experience.  The 900m2 outdoor ice rink, the largest in the north, has a giant 30ft Christmas tree at its centre and is surrounded by an illuminated forest and picturesque log cabins, a viewing platform and PapaKitchen café.

PapaKitchen at The Ice Factor offers rinkside refreshment within a heated alpine-themed chalet, complete with cosy furs, rustic wooden tables and benches and the warming scent ofGlühwein.  There’s delicious homemade treats – from chilli con carne to gingerbread men – and a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks for skaters and spectators alike.


YORKSHIRE’S WINTER WONDERLAND also brings the fun of the fair to York, with thrilling new rides and fun game stalls for all ages offering prizes galore! This year Santa has a stunning new grotto, with a theatrical Lapland setting and a special gift for every child.

Beside the rink, a street of wooden cabins depicting wintry fairytale scenes will enchant young and old alike.

And at York Designer Outlet Christmas shopping is made easy, with more than 120 leading designer and high street brands offering up to 60% discount.

With free and ample parking, there’s no need to go anywhere else in Yorkshire for festive fun and Christmas shopping.


YORKSHIRE’S WINTER WONDERLAND is open daily except Christmas Day from Saturday 22 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015, and is conveniently located on the A64/A19 interchange to the south of York.


Tickets for a one-hour ice skating session cost £9.95 for adults and £8.95 for children and concessions.  Discounts apply for groups of 20 or more and special party packages are available.

Booking is recommended for skating at The Ice Factor – for further details or to make a reservation visit

, go to our Facebook page or call 01653 619169.


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