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Easter in York 2013

Enjoy a fun packed Easter in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities!

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Visitor attractions in York go all out at Easter, with a host of crowd pulling events. Parliament Street will host the annual Easter Crafts and Food Fayre, while the Lord Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt promises a city-wide quest for chocolate lovers!

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JORVIK Viking Festival 2013

The 28th Annual JORVIK Viking Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival

16th – 24th February 2013

Get set for the JORVIK Viking festival this February. It’s the biggest Viking festival in Europe and is an exciting time to visit York. » read more

Why not buy Christmas Gift Vouchers

Monkgate Guest Accommodation Gift Vouchers make a perfect Christmas present for friends and family.

They can be made out for one night only for mid week or for two nights at the weekend (terms & conditions apply)

They will be valid for the whole of 2013 and I can either send them out direct for you or to your own address.



Why not come Christmas Shopping in York………….

York is magical over the festive season with so much to see and do.

Treat yourselves to an overnight stay with us and perhaps do a little shopping.

Stay any night from Sunday to Thursday for just £29 pppn  for a double/ twin room and £39 for a single, inclluding full english breakfast.

between November 1st and December 14th (subject to availability)


We look forward to welcoming you soon!



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.

Illuminating York 2012

Illuminating York 2012The annual digital arts and lighting festival returns to York this October to transform the city with cutting edge light projections.

The 2012 event is set to be the largest and most spectacular yet. The museum gardens will be transformed into a ten acre magical wonderland with a special collaboration with Vic Reeves. With over £500,000 of lighting transforming the city it promises to be a truly spectacular event!

See the Illuminating York website for more information or download the brochure.

Dates: Wed 31 Oct 2012 – Sat 3 Nov 2012

Bonfire Night York 2012

Guy FawkesAs the birth place of the infamous Guy Fawkes York will be having some explosive events to mark the failed Gunpowder Plot on the 5th of November.

Bonfire Night Events

  • Rat Race Gun Powder Plod – A 5k race run over level ground, in the dark, accompanied by a fireworks show, special effects, pyrotechnic installations and performers! Also free children’s activities, food stalls and a licensed bar. www.gunpowderplod.com
  • York Maze Fireworks Spectacular – Firework spectacular choreographed to a music soundtrack featuring hit songs, chosen by listeners of Minster FM and produced by one of the country’s leading display companies, Alchemy Fireworks. www.yorkmaze.com

Connecting Yorkshire to London & the World

Connecting Yorkshire to London

Now it is even more convenient to explore Yorkshire. British Airways has announced flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow. The service starts from the 9th December 2012 with all inclusive fares from just £42pp one way!

With flights operating up to four times daily it’s never been easier to connect Yorkshire to Heathrow’s major global network, whether that be to North America, the Far East, Australasia, the Gulf, Africa or Europe.

Getting from the airport to York

York is easy to get to from Leeds Bradford International Airport. There are regular buses direct from the airport or take a train from Leeds station.

The Olympic Torch is Coming to York

Olympic Torch is coming to YorkGet set for the arrival of the Olympic torch in York. It arrives in York for an overnight stop on Tuesday 19 June.

There will be an exciting Knavesmire concert (at the Racecourse) from 5:30pm to 8pm. Katy B and other acts will be performing and a crowd of 10,000+ is expected!

As part of the early evening celebrations, there will be opportunities for people to try out new sports or games activities. » read more

York 800 – Celebrating in a big way!

In 1212 King John signed a charter giving York’s citizens the freedom to govern themselves. York 800 celebrates the anniversary with a year-long programme of spectacular events!

Come and join the celebrations marking this historic anniversary, there is plenty to do in York in 2012. Book today to avoid disappointment!

Highlights include:

  • Legendary York Mystery Plays in August
  • A weekend of events in July to mark the exact anniversary, including the climax of the Choral Ebor Vox project
  • The creation of a new Youth Charter for the city
  • York Stories, when residents will be able to record their own personal stories about the city for posterity
  • A Medieval Summer of events!
  • Big City Read, featuring a medieval murder mystery set in The Minster, by Susanna Gregory
  • York Science and Innovation Grand Tour 2012, showcasing York’s innovative past, present and future
  • The Festival of Ideas and Innovation, on the theme of Metamorphosis and Transformation
  • A glorious community New Year’s Eve at the close of the year.
Find out more at: www.yorkfestivals.com