Visiting York at anytime of year is always a great day out and not far from Leeds. This year the popular St Nicholas Fair will be returning to York city centre between 18th November and 23rd December – with an array of local businesses selling everything from handmade gifts to delicious seasonal treats and crafts. 

Sixty-eight festive alpine chalets will be spread across Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square, offering a range of unique gifts, seasonal food and drinks and local produce.  

THOR’S tipi will also be back for its sixth year on Parliament Street, from 17th Nov to the 2nd Jan 2022. Serving traditional ‘Winter Warmers,’ such as mulled wine & luxury hot chocolate, with delicious feasts by Yuzu Street Food – all in a twinkly, Christmas style tipi with real log fire. The rustic Yorkshire Barn in St Sampson’s Square will warm up guests with festive food and drink and King’s Square will host the much-loved Vintage Carousel throughout the festive season.   

The city top will be decorated once again with stunning Christmas lights, giving a special festive back drop for residents and visitors to the city centre to enjoy. Organised by York BID in partnership with Make It York, the winter light scheme this year includes beautiful Christmas trees on St Helen’s Square, Parliament Street and Shambles Market and York’s historic bars illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights. 

Find out more at visityork.org/christmas 

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