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See York in a different light this autumn!

If you're visiting York this October, you're in for a treat...

As the days get shorter, here in York we celebrate the longer nights in style. The end of October is the time of Illuminating York, the city’s annual digital arts and lighting festival which invites everyone to see York in a new light! Artists use historic buildings as a canvas to create history through amazing light installations.

In a city wrapped in legend and being tagged as “Europe’s most haunted city”, experiencing Halloween in York is a unique experience. Attend one of our events or follow a ghost walk and discover the ghosts of York lurking through the medieval alleys.

In York we remember the fifth of November for more reasons than one! York claims to be the birth place of Guy Fawkes, famous for his involvement in the Gunpowder plot. Learn about his life and death following a special tour and celebrate King James’s escape in spectacular firework displays and bonfires in and beyond the city walls.

Illuminating York

Illuminating YorkSee York's iconic attractions in a different light during Illuminating York, the city’s annual digital arts and lighting festival.
 

Bonfires & Fireworks

Bonfires and FireworksCelebrate the 5th of November in one of the few bonfire and firework displays taking place in York and the surrounding areas.
 

Halloween Events

Halloween eventsEnjoy this year's Halloween in "Europe's most haunted city" and be prepared to be scared in one of our special events.
 
 

Aesthetica

Aesthetica Short Film FestivalIf you like quirky international films, you’ll love this annual event featuring over 300 gems in unique venues around York.
 

York Dungeon

York DungeonHalloween is probably the best time to visit the York Dungeon and see its biggest, best and boldest Halloween season ever.
 

Ghost walks

Ghost WalksMeet the local ghosts and hear terrifying stories of how they haunt popular spots of  "Europe's most haunted city".
 
 

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7 Days in York