York Christmas Guide - Hotel Indigo York

York Christmas Guide

It’s almost the most festive time of the year, and our boutique hotel in York couldn’t be more excited! With its medieval charm and festivities, York is the place to be this festive season and will be sure to get you in the spirit of Christmas. Here is our hotel’s guide to a York Christmas…enjoy!

York Christmas Light Switch On

Let the festivities begin! Gather in York on the 14th November, and see things kick-off with the official light switch-on in St Helens Square. Watch as the city quite literally comes to life with bright lights, colourful decorations and the markets open for business for the first time this season.York Christmas Light Switch On[photo credit: Visit York]

York Christmas Festival

There is nothing more festive than York’s Christmas Festival. Unwrap the magic of Christmas as traditional markets, sell handmade goods, and the scents of spices and mulled wine fill the air. York Christmas Market and St Nicholas Fair also won Best Large Speciality Market at the 2019 Great British Market Awards. 14th November – 22nd December.York Christmas Markets


He’s behind you! Going to see a Panto is a tradition for many families at Christmas, an experience like no other. This year, York Theatre Royal is putting on ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with all the regular and lovable panto family members. Around 40,000 people enjoy this show every year, so make it part of your festive celebrations.Sleeping Beauty Panto

The Keeping of Christmas

Experience the magic of Christmas in the 18th century at Fairfax House. See the Georgians’ love for the festive holiday, and admire how they decorated their homes ready for Christmas, as well as their festive food, extravagant dining table displays and elegant decorations. Sip on mulled wine and mince pies served in The Georgian Kitchen (inc. with admission).

The Keeping of Christmas[photo credit: Visit York]

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 info@inyoryk.co.uk.

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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.

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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.

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