York Christmas Markets
  • Various Locations
Visit York Christmas Markets to get gift inspiration and sample some traditional festive food and get in the mood for Christmas.
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Don't let high street Christmas shopping get you down! Enjoy a true taste of Christmas at York Christmas Markets and The Ice Factor - York's open air ice rink.



Filled to the brim with festive cheer and inspiration for Xmas presents, fun, games, food and drink, York has a huge range of Christmas Markets, Fayres and activities taking place throughout the festive season that are ideal for individuals, couples and families.



Take a look at the great York Christmas Markets and events taking place in the city in 2009...




National Railway Museum - Various Events



The Christmas Fashion and Gift Fair

10am - 6pm, 22nd November



Our Christmas Fashion and Gift Fair guarantees to meet all your Christmas shopping needs! Browse our 50 stalls, featuring jewellery, ladies and children's wear, handbags, gifts, cards and beauty products all under one roof!



Visit our The Best of York Events Page for further details about the event.



Children's Activities

10am - 6pm, 26th - 29th November

FREE admission



Enjoy a festive extravaganza as the National Railway Museum's Turntable is transformed with a spectacular light installation. We will also be putting on a variety of children's activities, family events and educational workshops throughout the weekend.


Please visit our The Best of York Events Page for more information.



The National Railway Museum has many more festive events taking place in November and December 2009 - please visit The Best of York Events page to find out more.




Christmas Craft and Gift Stalls


Coppergate Square, Coppergate Walk


26th - 29th November

FREE admission



Come to the Coppergate Courtyard to enjoy the best of York Christmas Markets - a variety of craft and gift stalls that will make ideal Xmas presents for your loved ones.



Please visit our The Best of York Events Page for more information regarding York Christmas Markets.




The Family Home at Christmas



Castle Howard


28th November - 20th December



For the four consecutive year, Castle Howard will be inviting visitors to experience the magic of Christmas at the famous family estate. As you move through candlelit rooms adorned with the Howard family's own decorations, our friendly guides will share tales of Christmas past and present.



For prices, contact details and opening times, please visit our The Best of York Events Page.




A Huge Range of Fun-Filled Events



York has a wide range of local community events, York Christmas Markets and Fayres taking place throughout the festive season, including:



  • Christmas at the National Railway Museum
  • The Chuckle Brothers - A Christmas Chuckle
  • Shoppers Tearoom
  • Derwent Lions Rocking Rudolph Christmas Sleigh
  • Ladies Shopping and Pamper Night
  • Christmas Carnival Band
  • York City Gospel Choir
  • Condordia
  • Christmas Fair and Children's Crafts
  • JS Bach Christmas Oratorio
  • Fulford Craft and Gift Fair
  • Women's Fellowship Christmas Meeting
  • Humpty Dumpty Christmas Pantomime
  • Christmas Tree Festival
  • Wine and Christmas
  • The Feast of Christmas
  • Recycled Christmas Gift Making
  • Gala Christmas Concert
  • Yorkshire Chamber Choir



Please visit our Events Page for more information about the York Christmas Markets, Christmas shopping, events and activities taking place.




The Ice Factor is Back!



York's open air ice rink - The Ice Factor - is back for its fifth successive Christmas season!



Open from November 14th 2009 until January 3rd 2010 in the heart of historic York city centre, the 600sqm rink is set in one of the city's most picturesque settings, overlooked by the Clifford Tower, the Castle Museum and the Law Courts.



Whether you're an ice skating novice or a seasoned pro, you can't fail to be impressed by the spectacular festive spectacle that is The Ice Factor. Take in the largest Christmas Tree in York, log cabins and the glass-fronted, heated Ice Bar & Cafe - the ideal place to warm up, cool down and chill out after skating or Christmas shopping!



Please visit The Ice Factor website for more information.




Please remember to mention The Best of York when visiting the York Christmas Markets for fun-filled Christmas shopping and The Ice Factor - York's open air ice rink.


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