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York has a vibrant calendar of festivals, events, gigs and shows and there's always something exciting taking place for you to enjoy whilst visiting the city.

Experience amazing world-class festivals and events in York. Don’t miss comedy nights, markets, exhibitions and much more at the city’s varied cultural venues and theatres. If you’re visiting in the winter months, enjoy the UK’s most festive city with the enchanting St Nicholas Fair and a plethora of Christmas activities.

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17th Nov 2022 - 23rd Dec 2022

York Christmas Market - St Nicholas Fair

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3rd Dec 2022 - 3rd Dec 2022

Malton Christmas Festival

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From 10th February 2023

Dark Skies Festival

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Santa's Postbox

This year young people can post their Christmas Wishes and Thank you letters to Santa in a sparkling illuminated Santa’s Postbox in Museum Gardens. Positioned just inside the Museum Street entrance to the gardens, and …

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29th Nov 22 , 0:00 (0h 0m)

Santa's Postbox

This year young people can post their Christmas Wishes and Thank you letters to Santa in a sparkling illuminated Santa’…

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29th Nov 22

Christmas at York Castle Museum

Christmas at York Castle Museum19 November 2022 – January 2023Included in general admissionBook tickets here Join us fo…

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29th Nov 22

York Quest Santa Search!

We need your help! Santa and Mrs Claus brought some of their festive friends to York to see the lights and get in the f…

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York Nutcracker Trail

Have fun and win with the York Nutcracker Trail!! There are 10 life-size Nutcrackers dotted around the city, and each o…

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29th Nov 22

Christmas Chocolate Bar Making

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29th Nov 22 , 9:30 (13h)

The Winter Hutte at York Chris…

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29th Nov 22 , 10:00 (6h)

Michael Atkin’s “Printmaker’s …

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29th Nov 22 , 10:00 (10h)

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29th Nov 22 , 10:00 (1h)

King’s Square and The Shambles…

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