Why visit York during the festive periodPosted on
Hot mulled wine, roasting chestnuts, magical market stalls and twinkling lights…. If you’re getting in the mood for a Christmas break, York should definitely be at the top of your list. Here’s just a few reasons why
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is home to the north’s biggest outdoor ice rink, which is know as “The Ice Factor”. Located at York Designer Outlet shopping centre, you also have chance to go shopping for Christmas gifts.
Amazing Ice Sculptures
Spectacular, sparkling ice sculptures transform the streets of York in a glittering celebration of the city. You can follow the Ice Trail to find 30 intricately carved figures made from crystal-clear ice, whilst stopping off for mulled wine and other festive treats along the way
St Nicholas Christmas
York’s famous St Nicholas Christmas Festival has been extended this year from 19 November until the 23 December! Over 100 snug wooden chalets, dressed with twinkling fairy lights and festive garlands, line Parliament Street and extend into St Sampson’s Square. Browse the magical market stalls for Christmas gifts.
York’s Chocolate Story
We all know Christmas is definitely a time for chocolate, and if you love chocolate, you absolutely have to visit York’s Chocolate Story. An interactive experience that’s guaranteed to get your sweet tooth tingling!