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Take a look at the astounding events and world-leading festivals taking place, Only In York.

York is known as the city of festivals and with a major event happening every month – sometimes even two or three! - there’s immersive experiences and exciting entertainment to be enjoyed around every corner across the year.

Close the year with festive fun in the most festive city in the UK at our York Christmas Festival, with a wide-array of Yuletide activities and experiences including the charming St Nicholas Fair Christmas Market.

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2nd Nov 2021 - 30th Nov 2021

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival launches on 2 November. The 11th edition of the event, the UK’s most recognised and celebrated short film festival, will comprise a vibrant mixture of screenings and events tha…

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18th Nov 2021 - 23rd Dec 2021

York Christmas Market - St Nicholas Fair

York Christmas Market 18th November - 23rd December 2021 Sunday – Thursday 10:00 to 18:00 and Friday & Saturday 10:…

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29th Jan 2022 - 30th Jan 2022

York Residents Festival

Enjoy over 100 attractions, events and offers with a valid YorkCard or Student ID! Organised by Visit York, a part of M…

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31st Jan 2022 - 6th Feb 2022

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year takes place every year between late January and mid-February. The traditional festival, also known as …

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5th Feb 2022 - 6th Feb 2022

York Ice Trail

The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail will be returning for more frosty and fantastical fun on the 5th and 6th February 20…

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19th Feb 22 - 27th Feb 22

JORVIK Viking Festival 2022

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