3 Nov

York Christmas Festival

Christmas in York brings a magical touch to the city. The historic buildings, narrow streets and towering Minster bring the spirit of Christmas to life.

Wander between the magical market stalls of St Nicholas Fair and amaze in a unique shopping experience. Meander into the traditional chalets decked with twinkling lights and be led by the aroma of mulled wine and delightful treats to the all new Yorkshire Barn for a taste of Christmas themed Yorkshire food.

The event starts with the Festive First Night, which mark the very beginning of the celebrations. The 16th November will see the official opening of St Nicholas Fair and the Christmas light switch-on, which illuminates York and brings a certain magnificence to the city. Scandinavian style  street stalls will light up the winter days along Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and The Judge’s Lodging. Local produce will fill York’s central Shambles Market and Food Court and there’s decorative details on offer at the new Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village. After shopping, take time to relax around a roaring log fire at cosy canvas hang-out Thor’s Tipi, where you can warm up with coffee or hot chocolate or even something stronger.

I’m sure you’ll agree that there is nothing quite like the magic of a York Christmas once you’ve experienced it for yourself.


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