An absolute must in Yorkshire, York Christmas Market 2023 is back this year bigger and better than ever! People travel from all over to visit the cute alpine chalets that line the city selling handcrafted gifts, treats and goodies.
Local and national traders are set to line the streets of York selling street food, mulled wine and all those other fantastic bits and bobs – all in the glow of the wonderful Christmas lights.
What to expect from Yorkshire Christmas Market 2023:
This year’s festivities are set to take over Parliament Street from Thursday 16th November to Friday 22nd December 2023. Transforming it and St Sampson’s Square into a winter wonderland.
One big change is Thor’s Tipi, which won’t feature in the city centre this time having done so since 2015 – which will be missed by us for sure. It’s set to move from its usual spot on Parliament street to Museum Gardens.
We can’t wait for York to be glittering with lights. The historic city lends itself to the time of year and is one of our favourite wintery spots to visit over the period. The 74 chalets will be selling more Yorkshire products than usual as Make It York vow to really push the Yorkshire Christmas this year.
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, at York Christmas Market 2023 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.
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.
Check out our visit to York Christmas Market last year below:
This year marks York Christmas Market 2023 31st anniversary, which has brought Christmas cheer to the historic city. 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.