St Nicholas Fair - York
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TCRU8763
- Travel Type: Coach
.It's the most wonderful time of the year and York will be celebrating the season in style with the St Nicholas Christmas Festival, a series of events and festive fun. Every Christmas, York is transformed into a winter wonderland offering superb shopping, magical festivals and a fantastic programme of events for all the family.
Vibrant Street markets from November until Christmas, moving carol concerts at historic venues and the essence of hot mulled wine and roasting chestnuts help create a festive feel! If you want to do your Christmas shopping, York is the city, with a pedestrianised city centre full of boutique shops and markets with wonderful unique gifts. Don't miss Fairfax House and popular attractions like Barley Hall for a Christmas experience from bygone eras.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1 - After joining your holiday coach heading north via the motorway to arrive at your hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 - 3 - At leisure with 2 included excursions
St Nicholas Fair, York attracts thousands of visitors each year. The specialist medieval market in Barley Hall and the arts and craft market in St William's College are events not to be missed! Carol singers and buskers flock to the city to perform over the weekend to thousands of festive shoppers. The City of York itself was one of the great cities of the medieval world. It is dominated by the soaring pinnacles of York Minster, the finest Gothic church in northern Europe.
Enjoy some free time here in the heart of Yorkshire. Indulge your curiosity at museums that explore the history of Harrogate and the surrounding area. The museums each tell a unique story such as the origins of the spa town of Harrogate, the story of life in Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale or the experiences of those in the Ripon’s law and order system. Harrogate is host to a rich and eclectic arts and culture scene, with many galleries showing a range of works in various mediums and styles. Indulge your passions and your senses and visit Harrogate for a memorable time. At the time of going to print there is no Christmas market planned in Harrogate for this weekend but the town will certainly be starting to feel festive.
Day 4 - Your homeward journey begins this morning pausing for a refreshments opportunity. Onwards to interchange and your home towns mid-evening. Back to top
Queen's Hotel York
The excellent 2* Queen's Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Ouse, ideally located for the many shops, restaurants and bars that the centre of York has to offer.
York Minster, the internationally acclaimed Jorvik Viking Centre and all the many sights of the beautiful city of York are within walking distance.
Rooms are spacious and comfortable with classical décor and offer free Wi-Fi, TV and tea / coffee making facilities.
There is a restaurant serving a range of modern and traditional dishes as well as a bar. Supplement applies for river view rooms (subject to availability)