Be part of the buzz as York switches on its lights and opens its sparkly Christmas market on Thursday 19 November.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Dickensian times, as St Nicholas Market puts on a Victorian twist for 2015. More than 100 wooden stalls will bustle and glow, selling handcrafted goods and delicious local farm produce. There’ll be carol singers and buskers, hot chocolate laced with brandy and chestnuts roasting on street corners. You can even meet Santa in his grotto.
The fair’s hub is on Parliament Street, but stalls flow onto Coppergate, St Sampson’s Square and The Judge’s Lodging.
There’s also the Medieval Market at Barley Hall, while the city’s grand Guildhall hosts ‘Made in Yorkshire’ for the county’s most talented artists and crafters.