This year, the York Christmas Market experience comes directly into your own home with our Virtual Christmas Market. Online you can rediscover goodies from some of the market’s classic traders, and you might also stumble across a new hidden gem or two.  

The Virtual Market has something for everyone, to help you source those much-needed Christmas gifts. From food and drink, homeware to lifestyle, the virtual market has you covered.  

Before you delve into the online market, we recommend grabbing your Christmas to buy list, pouring a warming cup of hot chocolate, before getting lost in the assortment of unique and local produce and gifts that awaits you.  

For inspiration, here are just a few of the independent businesses that feature on our Virtual Market.  

York Gin 

For a delicious Christmas tipple, look no further than York Gin. Treat yourself to their award-winning gins for a special Christmas Day drink, or take a look at their engraved bottles, which make a thoughtful gift for the gin lover in your life. Miniatures and a host of branded merch make an excellent addition to stockings.   

Florian Poirot 

Florian Poirot, UK pastry champion, is serving up the sort of sweet treats that will have your or your loved ones craving second helpings. Their speciality is their delightfully colourful macaroons, and they also offer beautiful cakes, and incredible chocolates. The perfect pick-me-ups for winter days.   

Stirring Silver 

For a truly unique gift, Stirring Silver have just the thing. Their treasures are handmade in Yorkshire and include a whole range of distinctive silver jewellery made from repurposed antique cutlery. Their brilliant lamps also boast upcycling ingenuity, and make a one-of-a-kind gift to brighten any home.  

The Hat Shop York 

York’s very own Hat Shop is the place to go for all thing's headwear, and their range of hats include something for all occasions. Want to warm your winter ears? They’ve got you covered. A flat cap makes a quality Yorkshire gift. Someone you love may have had to delay their special day, but you can make sure you look the part when it’s back on.   

Swole Panda 

Socks and undies have long been a staple of the gifts under the tree, and thanks to Swole Panda you can keep up this tradition while also reducing your impact on the planet, with their bamboo boxers, socks and scarves. You can also plan ahead for sunnier days with their stylish range of sunglasses. 


Please share the spirit of Christmas in York by posting pictures of your Virtual Market purchases or presents using @VisitYork and #YorkChristmas.