The History of Christmas in York Tour

Christmas Event

Exhibition Square, YO1 7EP

Tel: 07399 647 682

Guests listening to stories while standing under York's Christmas tree


Returning for its second year - the most festive event of the year

We will take a magical Christmas tour through the historic streets of central York, voted the UK's most Festive City. Along the route I will take you on a unique journey through the history of Christmas in the city, helping you to understand how the traditions of Christmas evolved through history.

We will use beautiful locations in the ancient city as our backdrop, to tell the story of how an ancient mid winter festival developed into the Christmas we enjoy today. Bringing to life stories of how the Romans, and Vikings customs evolved into our celebrations and we find the source and meaning of our traditions that make up Christmas and New Year.

The tour lasts 90 minutes through the street and alleyways of historic York and we finish our tour around the Christmas Tree in St Helen's Square. A truly unique Christmas experience in the UK's best-loved city.

We will all follow the Government guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

The tour starts from Exhibition Square, meet by the statue.  A truly unique holiday experience in the UK's best-loved city for all the family

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Please note that tours without bookings will not go ahead so please book in advance to avoid disappointment

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Contact us on 07399647682 to discuss private bookings

The York Christmas and New Year Tour is a product of the Instagrammable York Tour

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Additional tours starting 7pm available on selected dates check website for availability

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.00 per ticket
Child (5 - 12yrs)£5.00 per ticket
OAP 65+£10.00 per ticket
Young Adult (13 - 17)£8.00 per ticket

Under 5 is free


Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Road Directions

Tour departs from Exhibition Square. Nearest car-parking is at Bootham Row or Marygate Car Park

Public Transport Directions

Use Theatre Royal/Exhibition Square bus stops (EB/EC/ED/EE/EF)

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