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The York Christmas & New Year History Tour

Christmas Event

Exhibition Square, YO1 7EP

Tel: 07399 647 682

The York Christmas & New Year History Tour


We will take a magical Christmas tour around central York, voted the UK's most Festive City exploring the historic streets. As we walk the Christmas lit streets of the old city  we will take you on a unique journey through the history of Christmas and New Year, helping you to understand how the traditions of Christmas evolved and what they mean and how our Christmas and New Year customs link us to our ancestors from ancient times. We will use beautiful festive locations in the ancient city as our backdrop as we will look at how the Romans, Vikings and Victorians all helped to shape the Christmas and New Year we all experience today .

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


Guide Prices

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