A 90-minute Daily Festive Guided Walking Tour, Exploring the History, Tales and Traditions of Christmases Past
Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, Yule, CHRISTMAS!! - The streets of York have been witness to ALL of them for nearly 2000 years. Explore the streets beneath the twinkling lights and discover the traditions and history of this Wonderful Winter City.
Put your Christmas Jumper on and join Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Sarah Cowling, for a safe, outdoors, socially distanced experience to capture the Spirit of Christmas. Don't let 2020 be the one that got away - Come and celebrate a York Christmas in style. Its time to get Festive! Banish all thoughts of 2020 as we hear tales from the bacchanalian celebrations of Roman Britain to the Midwinter Ceremonies of the Vikings - all have left their mark on our festivities today
Is York really England's most Christmassy City? Is it true it held the very first Christmas celebrations on these shores almost exactly 1500 years ago in 521AD?
Where did Rudolph get his Red Nose from? and should we really kiss under the mistletoe? Discover who was the grinch who tried to cancel Christmas and which author read his stories in York and made us a present of Boxing Day.
Come and get into the Spirit of things in Britain's original Christmas City and who knows? - we might even find some takeaway mulled wine!
Photo Credits: www.visityork.org
- Children welcome
- 2m distancing in place
- Advance booking essential
- Capacity limit
- COVID-19 measures in place
- COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
- COVID-19 risk assessment completed
- COVID-19 staff training completed
- Online booking possible
- Open now
- Staff required to regularly wash hands
- Guided tours for groups
- Dogs Accepted
- Guided tours for individuals
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- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Groups welcome
- Coach parties accepted