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St Nicholas Christmas Fayre York

York Minster

St. Nicholas Festival
Thursday 17 November - Friday 23 December 2016

Parliament Street
See York come alive with Victorian costumed traders, carol singers and the delicious smells of roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate laced with brandy. The Fayre offers a range of markets specialising in gifts, crafts, and the very best in local farm produce. Outside markets move into Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and Coppergate.

The popular Christmas Fayre is back to offer a range of markets specialising in the very best of gifts, crafts and local food producers from the ‘deliciouslyorkshire’ group.

Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and Coppergate will be lined with the eye-catching wooden huts that house a range of traders, each offering up different festive delights.

Made in Yorkshire Art and Craft Market

(above) The Guildhall is the venue of a regional ‘Made in Yorkshire’ art and craft market. Buy unique gifts for Christmas. Opening Hours 10am-5pm.
The Guildhall is a beautiful historic building situated next to the Mansion House in St Helen's Square. Walk through the archway under Mansion House!

Barley Hall

(above) The magnificent medieval townhouse, Barley Hall.
Barley Hall will present a special medieval market with craft demonstrations, mulled wine and costumed traders. Its tricky to find! Half way along Stonegate there is a Snickelway (a narrow passageway) leading to Barley Hall.

medieval traders

St Nicholas. Father Christmas

A very special visitor will be joining us on weekends at Barley Hall throughout December, spreading Christmas cheer and delighting our young visitors! Join us for a completely traditional experience in a cosy and festive environment, where children can meet the man himself and take away a beautiful gift to put under their tree. Pre-book at

Tour operators should book coach parking in advance.
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