After cancellations due to COVID over the past two years, the York Christmas market is back and more festive than ever before.
While York’s market did go ahead last year, other cities such as Leeds opted out of the festivities – so this year is set to be more exciting than ever now things are back in full swing. York visitors can expect tons of festivities taking over York’s restaurants, shops and attractions, providing visitors with a wonderful winter experience.
St Nicholas Fair, the hugely popular market will be returning to York with its alpine chalet lining the city centre from the 17th November to the 23rd December. Local businesses will be selling handmade gifts and delicious and unique tasty treats.
Visitors are invited to make magical memories with a stroll through Parliament Square and St Sampson’s Square this winter – which will be lit with twinkling lights and each chalet will be stocked with unique products from stocking fillers to special gifts. The air will once again be filled with the smell of German Bratwurst, and the cobbled streets filled with music and laughter.
Guests will be able to experience all the traditional Christmas foods, from warming mulled wine in the cheery, buzzing atmosphere to mince pies and ginger breadmen. The famous Shambles market will also have plenty of indie shops selling cakes, trinkets and other incredible things.
Thor’s Tipi is also set return with its firepit and mulled wine, which proved hugely successful last winter at both Parliament Street and the Principal hotel.
Thor’s Tipi will return to the Principal Hotel this festive season, and they’ll be bringing Yuzu Street Food with them again, who’ll be whipping up some incredible Pan Asian grub including bao buns, loaded fries and more (with platters served on snowboards, no less!). Expect shots on skis, boozy hot chocolate, cocktails by log fires, cosy twinkly lights and so much more from November 11th.
In it’s former place on Parliament Street, Brew York and Andrew Pern have teamed up to create an epic two-story alpine chalet bar, where Brew York will serve tons of festive tipples and locally-brewed beers, with Pern upstairs whipping up fondue and raclette, alongside specials such as pheasant with smoked garlic, alpine ‘spätzle’ dumplings, baked tartiflette with reblochon cheese and much more.
On the streets, there’ll be tons of international street food up for grabs, from delicious falafel to traditional German sausage, pancakes and so much more.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of York’s St Nicholas Fair, which has brought Christmas cheer. to the city since 1992. It’s one of the biggest in Yorkshire, alongside Leeds Christkindelmarkt and Sheffield Christmas market.
The markets will be open daily from 10am til 7pm.
If you’d like to find out more visit the council website here.