Watch: Santa’s postbox has magically appeared in York!
Something sparkly and magical has materialised in the heart of York.
It is Santa’s Postbox – where children can send their Christmas wishes direct to the big man at the North Pole.
You can find it in York Museum Gardens, just inside the Museum Street entrance.
The elves at York BID (Business Improvement District) have helped Father Christmas install the postbox.
It arrived just as York’s wonderful Christmas lights were switched on, also funded by the BID.
One of the most spectacular illuminations is the magical Tree of Light at the Eye of York.
With a staggering 1km of lights adorning the 40-year-old oak tree, it is the first installation of this type in the UK, with an ever-changing display to mark important dates and festivals. There is also a ‘meadow’ of Christmas trees in Exhibition Square.
Bringing more festive fun into the city for families to enjoy is the latest York Quest augmented reality app trail. This features a festive ‘Santa Search’ to encourage players to find a series of seven Christmas characters who have taken up residence on York’s historic streets.
The app is called York Quest, and is available on Google Play Store or App Store.
The York BID is also encouraging people to ‘Support Local This Christmas’ by offering the York Gift Card as the perfect Christmas present for those who want to support local businesses.
The card can be used at over 300 local shops, restaurants and attractions and can be bought online at yorkgiftcard.com