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York's Living Advent Calendar

Living Advent Calendar


A Living Advent Calendar arrives in York this December, spreading festive cheer across the city. Inspired by Swedish Living Advent Calendars, 25 local businesses in York will be taking part with beautiful festive windows for everyone to enjoy.

Let the countdown to Christmas begin!


So how will it work?

As the Christmas season begins, be on the lookout for 25 windows across York each filled with a giant number. Every day, the advent calendar door matching the date will be opened to reveal a vignette of Christmas as imagined by each business.

Win a prize every day

Each day at around 11:00, we’ll be posting a photo or video of the Advent window reveal on our Facebook page. To take part in the competition, all you have to do is ‘like’ the Facebook post. You can also ‘share’ the post to help spread festive cheer!

Prizes up for grabs each day will remain secret until the window is revealed on Facebook, with a total of 25 prizes to give away.  

For more information, please read the Terms & Conditions.


Who's taking part this year?

1 Dec - Make It York
2 Dec - Lotte Inch Gallery
3 Dec - York's Chocolate Story
4 Dec - Browns
5 Dec - Barley Hall
6 Dec - The York Press
7 Dec - York Theatre Royal
8 Dec - Give the Dog a Bone
9 Dec - Hunter Gee Holroyd
10 Dec - Chris Ceaser Photography
11 Dec - Pandora's Box
12 Dec - The Botanist
13 Dec - Letters Property Management Ltd
14 Dec - Azendi
15 Dec - Ye Old Shambles Tavern
16 Dec - Plaskitt & Plaskitt
17 Dec - The York Makery
18 Dec - Café Luca
19 Dec - Bedern Hall
20 Dec - Walmgate Ale House and Bistro
21 Dec - The Principal York Hotel
22 Dec - Earl Grey Tea Rooms
23 Dec - Evil Eye Lounge
24 Dec - Missoula York
25 Dec - Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel


Vote for your favourite 

Don't forget that you can vote for your favourite Advent window on the York Press website between Christmas and New Year! The winning business will be awarded a prize of £1000 to be donated to the charity of their choosing.

Find out where all 25 Living Advent Calendar windows are on the map below!

Living Advent Calendar Map 


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