(Santa in ice above, The Festival of Angels) © H.Williams
Weekend 12 & 13 December 2015
The Ice Trail is a beautiful addition to York's Christmas celebrations that will take place Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec and is set to be a glittering celebration of the city. During your visit you can follow the trail to find 30 beautiful carved ice figures sprinkled around the city centre and lining the surrounding streets. Video
The essential festive shop is Christmas Angels at 47 Low Petergate. Supplying everything you will need for a magical Christmas and gifts all year round, including a huge range of Christmas decorations. Re-live the run up to Christmas as depicted in those fabulous Victorian style Christmas cards.
McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet will also be staying open late in december. St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York YO19 4TA map
City of York Council is marking the start of the festive season with hundreds of new pea-lights, 250 four-foot real trees and 32 large trees illuminating the city centre.
A full season of Christmas events will start in November and will mark the beginning of a range of seasonal events, including festive markets, late-night shopping and the York Christmas programme.
Late Night Shopping: Grab those festive ‘must-haves’ from those city centre shops which are staying open late. Every Thursday up to Christmas.
Children's Christmas Fayre: Starts off the festive season with market traders specialising in items for children of all ages.
St Nicholas’ Fayre: The traditional festive weekend in the city centre offers everything from gifts and crafts to the best of local produce.
Friday 4 - Saturday 12 December 2015
York Early Music Christmas Festival brings the cream of Early Music performers from across the UK to celebrate the glorious music of Christmas in the festive surroundings of York. The York Early Music Christmas Festival is promoted by the National Centre for Early Music. 2015 Brochure
Box Office Tel. 01904 658338 ncem.co.uk
York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts
The most popular concert of the year! With York Minster Choir, one of the UK's leading choirs, and celebrated readers. yorkminster.org
Also see Live Music in York
York offers a range of Christmas markets from mid-November right through till Christmas week. York also has specialist boutique shops for that unique gift along with the main high street stores. Christmas is a great time to visit York and will put you in the very best of festive moods.
26 November - 29 December 2015
The Fair is in centre of York, held at the Guild Hall just off Lendal. This is a well attended and established event that has been running since 1992. With upto 40 stalls, comprising of crafts, collectors and gifts. 10-5pm.
Located just off St Helen's Square map
3 - 6 December 2015
Venue: Harrogate International Centre.
Join us for the Harrogate Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair and soak up the magic of the festive season, enjoy a great day’s shopping and leave with a hoard of heavenly gifts. The Fairs bring together hundreds of exhibitors from all over the UK in a fabulous extravaganza of quality and craftsmanship. Visiting is your chance to get inspiration for the festive season ahead. Tickets are now on sale. (countrylivingfair.com)
For an extra magical Christmas this year, why not join a YorkBoat Santa Cruise and meet a very special guest! Every child onboard will receive a personalised gift from Father Christmas. With refreshments and fun onboard, what better way to get in to the Christmas spirit this December?
4, 5, 6 of December 2015
Visitors and residents dress up in traditional Victorian costume. The village also benefits from a flurry of Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths.
End of November & December 2015
Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express shuttle service departing Pickering, Grosmont and Whitby stations.
Perfect for families with young children, embark on this magical adventure on-board the Santa Express to meet Santa in his Grotto on-board the train. What better way to start the festive season? nymr.co.uk
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 December 2015
All four shepherd Group Brass Bands come together to perform a Christmas Extravaganza at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
Friday 18 December 7:30pm
Saturday 19 December 7:30pm
Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases. Nicola Harper Tel. 01904 655076
Christmas Cards of York
York Minster Christmas Cards
View more Christmas cards and calendars of York, by local artist Tony Brook tonybrookyorkartist.co.uk
Late Night Shopping In Stonegate (360 movie)