The festive season is here, and so is our guide to things to do in York for Christmas 2019.
The Coppergate Christmas Lights Switch On kicked things off, with the York Christmas Light Switch On moving this year to Duncombe Place.
The 39 day York Christmas Festival is back, featuring the St Nicholas Christmas Fair. This year the layout has been updated to allow more people flow through the market along with new dedicated break-out zones and seating areas so that shoppers can take a break and recharge with a hot drink or festive snack.
If you’re looking for something new, the Mansion House is being transformed into a spectacular Gingerbread House for the season.
Skate around the North of England’s largest outdoor ice-rink at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, and visit their vintage fairground.
And who doesn’t love a carol? Join the staff and students of York St. John University in their annual Christmas Carol Concert for free.
Head of marketing and communications at Visit York, Paul Whiting says, “York offers an unforgettable Christmas at its finest.”
Meet Father Christmas