The York Christmas Market returns 16th November to 22nd December 2023

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!

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Experience Christmas in York

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Extend your Christmas break and soak up more of the city’s festive magic by booking a stay.

All Christmas Events in York ▸

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

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York in the palm of your hand. Save money on attractions and more this Christmas, the more you see the more you save!

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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

We’re working with Counter Terrorism Policing UK to keep York safe. Your safety is our priority. If you see something that doesn't feel right, tell security staff or report online at gov.uk/ACT

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