York has an outstanding array of local traders, retailers and independent businesses, and now more than ever before, they need your support this year. 

Offering a diverse array of unique products, York’s local retailers have something for everyone this festive season - with many offering online options for a safe and snug shopping experience. From specialist shops, handmade crafts, and bespoke gift ideas, you can find some of the very best products and services by shopping in York, even if it’s over the internet.

Visit York Virtual Christmas Market  

For the first time ever, York’s Christmas Market has gone virtual, with a wide variety of traders, craftspeople and local businesses getting involved to be a part of the online experience. From festive foods and Christmas decorations, to handmade jewellery and candles, the virtual market has a wide variety of gift ideas, seasonal products and festive treats from some of York’s best local businesses and independent traders.    

Find out more at visityork.org/Christmas

Indie York  

York has a thriving independent scene with 65% of its businesses being independently run. Check Indie York’s website for a directory of the independent businesses in the city you can support. You can also sign up for news of upcoming events such as their successful Treasure Trails on their website.    

Find out more at indieyork.co.uk  

Little Vikings  

If you need ideas for what to get your little ones for Christmas, but also want to support local York businesses, then make use of Little Viking’s Gift Guide, which is full of great suggestions. There are one or two suggestions for big kids too.

Find out more at little-vikings.co.uk/york-christmas-shopping-2020  

York Mumbler  

York is blessed not only with great entrepreneurial spirit, but real crafty and creative spirit as well. York Mumbler has put together a gift guide which showcases many of the beautiful, and carefully handmade gifts, decorations and cards on offer from local businesses.

Find out more at york.mumbler.co.uk/buy-handmade-gifts-and-crafts-for-christmas-made-in-york  

York Mix  

York Mix are showcasing a number of York businesses on their new ShopYork page. From candles to curry making kits, browse their listings to see the incredible range of products on offer from York based businesses.   

Find out more at yorkmix.com/shopyork/

Shopappy York

Shopappy provides a virtual shop window to goods and services on offer from York businesses. You can browse, book and buy locally, with options to click and collect or receive delivery. Or, you can use the site as source of inspiration, and visit those you discover when government guidelines allow.

Find out more at shopappy.com/york


Shop with York businesses this Christmas, and you'll be spoiled for choice, while also giving vital support to the people who help make our city so special. York's bountiful shopping experiences are spread right across the city. There are wonderful independent businesses found on streets like Fossgate, Micklegate, High and Low Petergate, Goodramgate, the Shambles, Gillygate, and more in the city centre. Further afield, you'll find fine local businesses on Bishy Road, and in Acomb, Haxby and Wiggington.

From high street shops and independent boutiques to quirky specialist stores and Shambles Market traders - York's shopping scene has something for everyone. Find out more here.