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Christmas in York 2012

St Nicholas Fayre YorkChristmas in York is a magical experience. Often touted as the UK’s capital of Christmas York has world class shopping, festive markets a range of independent food shops and eateries.

With so much going on and festive cheer in abundance York offers a delightful Christmas getaway for the whole family. York’s venues, museums, theatres and churches come alive throughout the season with a variety of festivities. Traditional candle-lit carol services take place in York Minster, and there is even an outdoor ice rink at the Designer Outlet shopping park.

What’s On

  • Living North Essence of Christmas Fair – Fri 16 – Sun 18 Nov
    200 exhibitors offer high quality unique gifts for all the family.
  • The Keeping Of Christmas – Tue 20 Nov – Sun 30 Dec
    See how the Georgians celebrated Christmas and decorated their homes for the festive season.
  • Santa’s Steam Adventure – Sat 8 – Sun 23 Dec
    Everything is ready for Christmas but Santa has lost his presents. Take a magical journey with to the North Yorkshire Pole to help track them down! At the National Railway Museum.
  • St Nicholas Fayre – Thu 29 Nov – Sun 2 Dec
    St Nicholas Fayre is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the four-day event.
  • York Minster Christmas Carol Concert – Fri 7 Dec & Fri 14 Dec
    York Minster’s Christmas Concert: with the York Minster Choir.
  • York’s Festive Fayre – Sat 8 – Sun 23 Dec
    York’s Festive Fayre brings a sweep of Christmas traditions with music, food and gifts.
  • Festival of Angels – Sat 15, Sun 16 Dec 2012
    The Festival of Angels is a true winter festival, bringing York a winter wonderland of ice-sculptures, stalls, outdoor food and drink, street entertainment.
  • Christmas at York Minster: Nine Lessons and Carols – Sun 23 Dec 2012 & Mon 24 Dec 2012
    Popular Christmas Service at York Minster.