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York Christmas Festival - 2017

16 Nov - 22 Dec 2017

Soak up the city’s medieval charm and scents of spiced mulled wine this season, as fairs, family fun and festival flavours transform York into a festive fairytale.

Discover the delights of the iconic St Nicholas Fair, don some skates at the Ice Factor or spend a night in the stalls for playful panto fun. Immersed in tradition and bustling with activity, the historic streets of York come alive during the wonderful winter months. We’ve got the season wrapped up with all the information you need for the ultimate Christmas experience in York.


St Nicholas Fair


Meander through the magical market stalls of St Nicholas Fair and delight in a truly special shopping experience. Wander inside traditional chalets adorned with twinkling lights and follow the aromas of mulled wine and tempting treats to the new Yorkshire Barn for a taste of yule themed Yorkshire fodder.

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York Ice Trail

Ice TrailGet ready for an icy adventure at the UK's biggest outdoor Ice Trail, with over 40 frosty figures to find spread across the city!

York Living Advent Calender

York's Living Advent CalendarExperience York's Living Advent Calendar as 25 locations across the city reveal a different festive window display each day.

Great Festive Escape

Great Festive EscapeVenture beyond York to explore magnificent castles and historic houses, made even more enchanting when embellished with ornate decorations.

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

Yorkshire's Winter WonderlandWith an ice rink, funfair rides, Santa's log cabin and plenty of designer stores, you can skate, play, shop and dine at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland!
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Check out our Christmas Festival trailer

Watch our teaser trailer and get excited for all our fantastic festive fun!

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Christmas Guide

Themed Festive Weekends



York Christmas Festival Events


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