York’s Christmas Market Cancelled Due To Safety Concerns

York’s popular Christmas Market is cancelled this year, it has been officially confirmed. The Christmas Market usually takes over the centre of town with its various food stalls and shops, but sadly, Parliament Square and St Sampson Square will not be buzzing with tourists this year.

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The massively popular fair usually runs from mid-November after the lights switch on, but, due to safety concerns under the current climate, it will not go ahead.

Sean Bullick, managing director of Make It York, said: “It is with deep sadness that we’ve had to cancel the 2020 Christmas market.

“This decision has not been taken lightly and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes with City of York Council and the Safety Advisory Group to consider all possible options and look at ways to run a safe event.

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“We know how important this event is for the city however, our paramount priority continues to be the health and wellbeing of our residents, visitors, traders and the city as a whole.

“Safety considerations must come first, and the decision to cancel this year’s physical event is in line with the latest public health advice in this area.”

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