York Christmas Festival 2023

The York Christmas Market returns 16 November to 22 December, 2023. 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)

Enjoy the Christmas cheer on offer in one of the UK's most festive cities as York's restaurants, shops and attractions are beautifully decorated and provide a wonderful winter experience, with an incredible range of festive events! For the perfect York Christmas, stay in York hotels, B&Bs or self catering and give yourself a luxurious amount of time to soak up the festive atmosphere.

Christmas is a great time to support local businesses and we're looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors to safely enjoy the festivities in York.

Step into the festive spirit with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.60 and up to three children go free.

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Experience Christmas in York

York Christmas Market ▸

Step into a winter wonderland! From 16 November to 22 December, York will be transformed into a festive haven with more than 75 alpine chalets adorning Parliament Street and St Sampson's Square for York Christmas Market.

York Christmas Market Trader List ▸

Discover the festive delights of York's Christmas Market. Browse the charming stalls for unique local treasures and seasonal gifts. Join the cheer in York this winter!

Visit York Advent Giveaway▸

Visit York's festive Advent giveaway returns for 2023! Enter a daily giveaway prize draw from the 1st of December for the chance to win some incredible York prizes! 🌟

Virtual York Christmas Market ▸

Experience the magic of York's festive season from the comfort of your home at the Virtual York Christmas Market. Shop with ease and have the spirit of York delivered to your doorstep!

Christmas Events in York ▸

Enjoy York's holiday spirit with twinkling markets, Santa experiences, and cosy afternoon teas. Plan your perfect Christmas adventure by browsing all of the Christmas events in York.

Visit York Christmas Guide ▸

Your ultimate guide to festive cheer is here! Read online or drop by the Visit York Visitor Information Centre and pick up your free guide! From festive grottos to cosy cocoa spots, we've got you covered. 

Book Your Festive Stay ▸

Elevate your Christmas experience and immerse yourself in the city's yuletide charm with an extended stay. Discover the magic of York's Christmas traditions, wander through twinkling streets, and let the festive spirit embrace you a little longer. 

Visit York Gift Shop ▸

Discover handpicked treasures from the Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop. Adorn your Christmas tree with our exclusive York Baubles, cherish the city's beauty through Chris Ceaser's photography cards, unique handcrafted Fardz magnets, and more!

The Visit York Pass ▸

Embrace the magic of York this festive season with the Visit York Pass! Unlock exclusive savings at top attractions, savour more and spend less. Your Yuletide adventure awaits!

York Park & Ride ▸

Step into the festive spirit with York Park & Ride! Glide past the busy streets and straight into holiday cheer with frequent buses every 12 minutes and complimentary parking.

What's on this Christmas in York

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Fun events for all the family and the festive!

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All Christmas Events in York ▸

Santa sightings? Festive Afternoon Tea? Plan your perfect Christmas adventure by browsing all of the Christmas events in York.

Santa Spotting ▸

Santa has been spotted across the city! Don't miss the chance to tell him what's on the top of your Christmas list this year.

Pantos, Theatre and Music ▸

From classic carols, to theatre fun and orchestral masterpieces, there is something for all music and drama lovers in York this Christmas.

Family Friendly Events ▸

Family friendly festive events to keep kids, and all the family, entertained this Christmas!

Enjoy Christmas in York Safely

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