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York Christmas Festival will return 17th November to 23rd December 2022.

St Nicholas Fair has been a staple of York’s Christmas offering since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products. In 2018, York’s Christmas Market was voted the Best in the UK by the National Association of British Market Authorities and was proudly named The UK’s Most Festive City.

In 2021, St Nicholas Fair influenced 71% of visitors to come to York – with 3 in 10 visiting for the market alone. Traffic to the Christmas content on the Visit York website exceeded 700,000 views, with Visit York social channels reaching over 1.4 million. There was over 140 pieces of media coverage, which had a combined reach of over 19 million. Plus, a national marketing campaign including national radio adverts and 50,000 print Christmas guides which were distributed across the city. 2021 also saw the second year of the Virtual Christmas Market, which allowed shoppers unable to travel to have the opportunity to buy from our traders online.

2022 marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, to be involved in a special year for the market please find out more about our tender process here.

Make travelling into the city easier with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.50 and up to three children go free.

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