The magic of a Georgian Christmas in York, with a special mouse-y twist

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a… um, well actually…

Back by popular demand for 2023 – with double the fun, double the magic, and double the mice!

Get ready for an enchanting Christmas experience that’s bigger and better than ever before – with hundreds of merry mice taking over Fairfax House!

A Christmas wonderland like no other, you’ll find our mousey guests swinging from the ceiling, bursting out of drawers, and causing general havoc whilst they play amongst our festive Georgian decor.

Be prepared to be charmed, amused, and thoroughly delighted by the antics of our very special (and yes, a tad naughty) town-mouse guests, who will capture the hearts of the whole family.

In true 18th-century style, the house will be dressed magnificently with festive foliage – so don’t miss this wonderful wintertime display celebrating the Christmas traditions of the Georgian townhouse, and the jolly festivities of the Georgian town-mouse.

The best part? This exhibition is free for 16 and unders!

Key information

The town-mice are taking over Fairfax House for their magnificent celebrations every day 10:30-4:30pm (last admission 4pm) between Saturday 11th November and Sunday 7th January.

The house will be closed on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. Click here to check opening times.

Admission to the exhibition for adults is just £9.00. Over 65s are £8.00. Children 16 and under are free. Click here to pre-book your tickets.

Please note: during the Christmas period, the house will be open for A TownMouse Christmas on Friday (not for guided tours) – so you can visit as normal on a Friday!



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Saturday 11 Nov 2023
until Sunday 7 Jan 2024

10:30am-4:30pm (last entry 4pm)

Fairfax House

£9.00 for adults, £8.00 for over 65s (children 16 and under go free)

Friends of Fairfax House