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Celebrate the festive season at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this Christmas

02 Aug 2017

This winter, celebrate the Christmas season at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) with refreshing winter walks, exhibitions by world-renowned artists, enticing events, delicious food and drink, and unique shopping for all your gift buying needs.
Situated in the beautiful grounds of the 18th-century Bretton Estate, YSP, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is one of the world’s leading open-air galleries. With over 500 acres of stunning Yorkshire countryside, more than 80 sculptures on display in the open air and five indoor galleries, YSP is the perfect place to visit this winter.
Discover world-class exhibitions
Explore visually and emotionally stunning installations by pioneering Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar, in the Underground Gallery and open air (14 October 2017–8 April 2018). Trained as a magician and subsequently as an architect, Jaar often uses constructed spaces and light to direct what the viewer does and doesn’t see.
Choose unique Christmas gifts by artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz. For his YSP exhibition, Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain (11 November 2017–25 February 2018), Kluz takes inspiration from the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked follies, temples and towers that dot the British landscape, to create a range of original paper collages, scraper boards and prints, all of which are available to buy. A special range of merchandise designed by the artist also accompanies the show and is available to buy exclusively from YSP Shop.
Enjoy festive-themed events
Celebrate the season with a packed programme of festive events.
Be creative in a Festive Wreath Making workshop (3 and 10 December 2017 / £36 per person, including lunch); book a table at Brass Christmas for an evening of food and live music (16 and 22 December 2017 / £30 per person); and immerse yourself in the completely unique Sunrise in the Skyspace experience (2 and 9 December 2017 / £25, including breakfast and 10% discount in YSP Shop). Find out more and book online
Pick up the perfect Christmas gift
A visit to the award-winning YSP Shop is a must for all your Christmas shopping needs. Choose from a distinctive selection of products form international artists, contemporary designers and talented makers. Shop in store or online 

Indulge in delicious food
Don’t miss the YSP Restaurant with delicious locally sourced, seasonal food and stunning views of the Henry Moore bronzes in the Country Park.

Admission to the Park is free. YSP is open every day over the festive period, from 10am to 5pm, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

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Barbara Hepworth, Squares With Two Circles, 1963. Courtesy Tate. ©Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Alfredo Jaar, The Sound of Silence, 2006. Courtesy the artist, New York. Photo Charles Duprat

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Ed Kluz, The Dunmore Pineapple, 2013. Courtesy the artist

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Anthony Caro, Dream City, 1996. Courtesy Annely Juda Fine Art. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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