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News from York in November 2016

Christmas Festivals in York, England’s Favourite City

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St Nicholas’ Fayre spreads light and glad tidings across York from 17 November as the city switches on its beautiful Christmas illuminations. 100’s of brightly decorated wooden chalets line streets around Parliament Square, St Sampson’s Square and the Judge’s Lodging. Every chalet is there to tempt visitors with Christmas gifts and tasty seasonal treats up to

23 December. Coppergate Market and ‘The Shambles’ make a wondrous sight all decorated for Christmas shopping.

York’s Ice Trail will guide you around the city with life size ice sculptures on December 10 and 11, while a ‘Winter Wonderland’ descends on York’s Designer Outlet at Fulford from 19 November until 2 January. Its ‘Ice Factor’ fair features a vintage funfair and North Yorkshire’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, all around a giant Christmas tree.   howardxmas

 

York is just the place to discover the joy of Christmas with angelic voices echoing around the lofty columns of York Minster, the theatre, musicals and there’s also seasonal panto’s. All within easy reach of the park. Find out more at here.

Experience the Magic of Christmas at Castle Howard

Magnificent at any time, Castle Howard takes on a special Christmas magic from 19 November when the interior of the stately home is adorned with hand-crafted decorations in the grand style. Take a walk in the gardens, enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea and visit Castle Howard’s festive indoor craft market up to 23 December. It’s just 30mins from your pitch.

See more of Christmas at Castle Howard here.

Santa’s Steam Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Christmas steam specials are not just for the kids… North Yorkshire Railway’s Santa specials include mince pies, hot drinks and a seasonal ‘tipple’ for adult travellers enjoying the sights and sound of steamnorthyorkshiresteam over the North Yorkshire Moors. NYR Santa Specials operate from Pickering, Grosmont and Whitby on selected dates through December. The railway also operates between Pickering, Grosmont and Goathland 27 – 31 December.

Find North Yorkshire Moors Railway Christmas services here.

Christmas & New Year at York Caravan Park

York Caravan Park is fully open throughout Christmas and the New Year. You can enjoy all the magic of Christmas in York within a 10 minute bus ride from your pitch. Buses operate late into the night, so yorkxmasfairthere’s no worry about parking or having a mulled wine… You’ll be comfy on a hardstanding pitch, fully serviced if you wish, and cosseted with our warm 5 star facilities.

We are looking forward to seeing lots of decorated pitches and ‘vans during the season, so will be handing out little gifts for the best decorated units. Happy Christmas!

 

See more about Christmas Season in York here.

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