FAMILIES can get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy a magical day out with the National Trust across Yorkshire.

With carol singing in floodlit Fountains Abbey, a food and gift market at East Riddlesden Hall and Christmas through the ages at Nunnington Hall, there’s plenty of seasonal things to do.

Visitors to East Riddlesden Hall can find a perfect gift during Christmas sales on December 1, 2, 8 and 9 December.

Soak up the magical atmosphere of a Christmas market on December 8 and 9, with gifts to buy, food, drinks, carols and plenty seasonal spirit.

An annual treat at Fountains Abbey near Ripon is to hear a choir sing in the cellarium.

But visitors can make a full day of it at the majestic abbey and the nearby Studley Royal estate.

Discover Christmas in the 1930s through the eyes of the Settler’s Society boys in Fountains Hall, follow the festive trail through the water garden and enjoy carol singing in the abbey’s magnificent cellarium with some warming mulled wine.

At Nostell Priory near Wakefield, visitors can look out for the variety of handmade decorations in a Christmas display inspired by Thomas Chippendale.

This is part of the National Trust’s celebrations of the 300th anniversary of the baptism of the ‘Shakespeare of furniture’.

A Georgian feast for the eyes as promised at Nunnington Hall near York, on a Christmas journey through time.

See how celebrations and decorations have evolved over the centuries from the swinging 1920s, indulgent feasting of the Georgian era, to the memorable ‘make do and mend’ 1950s.

There’ll be something for all the family with Father Christmas in his grotto, carol singing, and the popular community art exhibition.

Decorations will include a chandelier hanging over a staircase decorated with foliage and red bows, and garlands adorning the impressive staircase.

There will be Edwardian cheer at Treasurer’s House in the centre of York, as Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands fill every room with twinkling lights, glittering decorations and festive cheer.

This is the perfect place to escape the bustle of York’s busy streets and to soak up the atmosphere of an Edwardian-inspired Christmas.

Over the border in the North East, between Whitby and Middlesbrough, is Ormesby Hall.

The National Trust will begin a new festive tradition at the hall this Christmas, inviting visitors to take a glimpse into what the Pennyman family’s traditional 1950s Christmas would have been like.

They can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the family home during the festive period.

The family room has been transformed into a grotto for Christmas, with pre-booked visits to see Father Christmas.

In the Victorian Kitchen children can make a salt dough creation to take home and in the Laundry add to the ever-growing paper chain or make one to take home.

In the Entrance Hall children can get dressed up as a servant and dance to the music in the shadow of the 12ft Christmas tree.

Visit nationaltrust.org.uk for information about all the Christmas events coming up at Yorkshire attractions.