York Christmas Market 2021

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching and what better way to spend it than at the York Christmas Market 2021! So bundle up, pop on your favourite festive knit and get ready to feel the magic of Christmas!

When is York Christmas Market & where is it held?

This year the popular St Nicholas Fair is returning to York once again, offering up festivities for all to enjoy this Christmas. Make your way to Parliament Street and St Sampson's Square from the 18th November to 23rd December 2021, where the streets will be lined with magical alpine chalets, showcasing everything from charming stocking fillers and unique gifts to tasty treats and more. Then head on down to Kings Square, where you can enjoy the vintage carousel with friends and family and relish in the festive cheer, creating magical memories to be remembered for years to come. The market is open Sunday-Thursday, 10am-6pm and Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm.

What food & drinks will be on sale at York Christmas Market?

All of this shopping will really work up an appetite and what better reason to indulge in a selection of yummy treats that York Christmas Market has to offer. Stroll through the historic Shambles Market, which is home to an array of market traders, selling everything from sweet treats, snacks and savoury delights! The Shambles Food Court offers up mouth-watering international street food, which will take your tastebuds on a journey around the world. Everything from Moroccan wraps, tasty Thai and more will be on offer, plus festive classics such as Scandinavian sausages and hot chestnuts. And if you've still got room, there will be sweet waffles and winter warmers of mulled wine and hot chocolates, all of which can be enjoyed beneath heaters or next to a real log fire at Thor's Tipi.

Why York Christmas Market is one of the most famous in the UK

The hugely anticipated York Christmas Market is once again making a return for 2021 and the community couldn't be happier. In 2018 the market brought more than 350,000 visitors into the city and was then named the Best Christmas Market in the UK and it's easy to see why. The market offers delights for all of the family to enjoy with fair rides and Santa's Grotto for little ones and many spots for adults to grab a tasty snack or warming tipple. So, if a Christmas market is on your list of festive activities this year, then choosing the wonders of York Christmas Market is an absolute must!