The Christmas markets in York are a must for both locals and visitors to York. The Christmas markets are part of the Christmas festival in York which runs from Mid December to Christmas. This wonderful time of the year is the perfect time to visit York and the surrounding areas with many festive events taking place. VistYork reports that this year “the York Christmas Festival is back bigger than ever”
St Nicholas Festival is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the event. It offers a range of markets specialising in crafts, gifts , and the best produce from local farms. Markets can be found in Parliament Street, St Sampsons Square and Coppergate. The grand medieval Guild Hall becomes the centre for ‘Made In Yorkshire’ artists and crafters from across Yorkshire . The fabulous medieval townhouse, Barley Hall, will be home to a special medieval market with live crafting, and costumed traders. Festive favourites such as hot roasted chestnuts and mulled wine will be available .
For those looking to experience Yuletide in North Yorkshire no visit to the are at this time of the year would be complete without a visit to Castle Howard and their festive covered market where visitors can explore the shops and garden centre but also see this stunning house decked out for festive season. The Christmas festival is not only for shopping in the Christmas markets there is a calendar of events and entertainment including “the Snowman at the he Snowman at the York Barbican and the pantomime of Cinderella at York Theatre Royal which runs from Thursday 08 Dec to Saturday 28th January. A popular [art of the festival and festive celebrations is The Ice Trail which is returning on the 10th and 11 December 2016 described as a glittering celebration of the city.
Explore the Christmas markets with our 2 day Yorkshire Deal
The Best Western Burn Hall Hotel York is an superb place to stay whilst visiting these Christmas markets and festive celebrations. The hotel is just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York and just a short distance from the York park and ride for those looking to get into the town centre without the hassle of parking. The hotel is also within 30 minutes rive of Castle Howard . The hotel offers a choice of 94 bedrooms plenty of parking and complimentary WiFi. after a day exploring the markets return to the hotel and enjoy an evening meal from our menu of home cooked dishes. Why not take adbantage of our Yorkshire deal for at £99 for 2 nights see the link or our offers page for more details