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York Christmas Market

Will there be a Christmas Market in York this Year?

York Christmas Markets are an annual event and have already been given the go-ahead for 2023

With wooden alpine chalets selling gorgeous food, drinks and crafts spread across St Nicholas’ Fair, it’s no wonder York’s Christmas Market is so popular. The vintage funfair at Kings St is also super fun for the kids. 

York Christmas Market Location

Where are the York Christmas markets 2023?

York’s Christmas Market runs all the way along Parliament Street right down to St Sampson’s Square, it’s easy to follow and all within walking distance of each other.

In the evenings the town looks magical all lit up and they have street entertainment too.

Best Sat Nav Address: Parliament St, York YO1 8SE

The Closest rail link is York train station, which is about a 10 minute walk to the market. 


York Christmas Market Dates 2023

What date is the Christmas Market in York?

The official opening date for York Christmas Market 2023 is Thursday 16th December – Saturday 23rd December 2023.

Previous Dates

  • Thursday 17th December – Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Thursday 18th November – Thursday 23rd December 2021
  • Cancelled in 2020
  • Thursday 14th November – Sunday 22nd December 2019


York Christmas Market Opening Times

St Nicholas Fair and all market stalls  will be open Daily at 10am until 7pm


Do you have to Pay Entry for York Christmas Market?

No, it’s completely free to take a stroll around all of the Christmas markets in York – day or night!  The only thing you would need to pay for is Santas Grotto and purchases from stalls or food and drink vendors. 


York Christmas Market

The best time to visit York Christmas market if you’re planning to stay overnight is on a Sunday. Rooms go for as little as £20pp on Sundays which is 80% cheaper than a Friday or Saturday. 

This search was based on a Sunday 17th December 2023

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What’s on at York Christmas Market in 2023

  • Vintage Fun Fair at Kings Square
  • Alpine Chalet  market stalls at Parliament Street
  • Santas Grotto at Coppergate
  • Yorkshire Yuletide Village inside The Guildhall


How Busy is York Christmas Market?

As with all Christmas markets, York can get very busy. Weekdays are always best to visit if you’re looknng to avoid crowds.

The weekends from Friday – Sunday are the busiest, as well as the full week prior to Christmas Day.

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