York Christmas Festival 2021

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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. For the perfect York Christmas, stay longer and give yourself a luxurious amount of time to soak up the festive atmosphere.

This year, the hugely popular St Nicholas Fair will return to York. The charming alpine chalets will once again line the streets from 18 November to 23 December, with local businesses selling everything from handmade gifts to delicious treats.

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York Christmas Market

The hugely popular St Nicholas Fair returns in 2021, a Christmas experience that will produce magical memories that you’ll never forget!

Christmas Events in York

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

Book Your Festive Stay

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


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