ONE OF Scarborough’s most historic buildings is hosting a sparkling weekend of festive activities with a Victorian theme this weekend.

Christmas on the Crescent, over the weekend of Saturday, 7 and Sunday, December 8, will include Santa in the Sitwell – Father Christmas in residence in the wood-and-glass-lined library at the Grade-II listed Woodend, the former home of the Sitwell family.

On the same days, the conservatory at Woodend will host a Festive Local Makers’ Market from 10am to 4pm, including Christmassy treats and entertainment alongside unique arts, crafts and gifts from local artists and makers.

Visitors will also enjoy free entry to Scarborough Art Gallery throughout the weekend.

For more information, or to book (advance booking is essential) call 01723 384500 or visit/