Christmas in York - Hotel Indigo York

Christmas in York

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the festivities in York are back to bring the Christmas cheer! The medieval city truly comes to life over the winter months, allowing its traditional charm and beauty to take centre stage as the city is adorned with twinkling lights and Christmas magic.

If you’re staying at our boutique hotel in York over the festive period then check out our guide to what is set to be a truly wonderful Christmas in York.

St Nicholas Christmas Fair

Soak up York’s medieval charm and visit St Nicholas Fair, opening from the 15th November until the 23rd December. Meander through the magical market stalls in search of Yorkshire-mad Yuletide gifts, warm yourself with festive mulled wine, enjoy ice-skating at the Ice Factor and immerse yourself in tradition and fun festivities as you experience York truly come to life.

Find out more here.

St Nicholas Christmas Fair

The Grand Old Dame of York

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime! Celebrate Berwick Kaler’s 40th year as York’s legendary Dame in The Grand Old Dame of York for a fun-filled and gag-laden show promising to thrill and entertain when you stay at our York hotel. Opening on the 13th December the show is running until the 2nd February so there’s plenty of time to experience some seasonal giggles and fight the winter blues!

The Grand Old Dame of York[image credit:]

Lady Betty’s Christmas Afternoon Tea

Betty’s Tea Rooms are a Yorkshire icon and we are very lucky to have a Bettys housed in the elegant and historic surroundings of Belmont Room close to our York hotel. From November you can experience their festive menu and extra-special Lady Betty Christmas Afternoon Tea featuring an array of seasonal delights!

Find out more here.

Lady Betty’s Christmas Afternoon Tea[image credit:]

Santa’s Sweet Adventure

‘Tis the season to eat copious amounts of chocolate so thankfully York’s Chocolate Story will be decking the tours with boughs of holly this year! Each floor will be given a festive make-over and guests will be given the opportunity play Christmas games, discover seasonal secrets and of course – meet Santa himself! This will be a fantastic family activity to entertain the kids and get them in the festive spirit when you stay at our hotel in York.

Santa’s Sweet Adventure[image credit:]

Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email

Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

Explore more

We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

Explore more

York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

Explore more

Hotel Indigo York's Latest Special Offers

Chocolate Package

Sweet dreams are made of this! Enjoy an indulgent stay in York and explore the city’s confectionary history. Snack on a complimentary box of chocolates, and wake up to a full English breakfast.

Book now