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Winter Attractions in York 2017

St Nicholas Fair As Autumn closes in York Boutique Lets gives you the rundown of some of the best events being held in York at the special time of year. One of the best-known attractions is the York St. Nicholas Fair that runs from the 16th November to 22nd December in the centre of York. The 16th November also sees the switch of the York Christmas Light to coincide with the opening of the fair Take a wander through the streets lines with traditional chalet market stalls. You can marvel at the twinkling lights and the waft of mulled wine as you sample the treats on offer. There will be Scandinavian Style stalls along Parliament Street, St Sampson Square and The Judge’s Lodging. For something to eat, head down to the Shambles Market area or to look at decorative items go to the new Made in Yorkshire Yuletide village. york st nicholas fair Once you’ve taken in everything the market has to offer why not relax in Thor’s Tipi for a warming hot chocolate or something a bit stronger to warm you. Illuminated Trail at York Museum Gardens From the 16th November, the Museum Gardens in York will invite visitors to come visit their evening magical Christmas illuminated experience. Step into a fairy-tale Christmas village that has an array of attractions for adults and children alike. You can take a ride in the vintage funfair, take part in the face painting or sample a delicious hot pie from the Yorkshire Pudding Pie Company.   Walking from the Christmas village, visitors will follow an enchanting UV light pathway whilst the children discover hidden messages in an exclusive game of hide and seek. As visitors walk beneath the tree canopies drenched in Christmas colours, they will also experience the sights and sounds of the festive season. This enchanted walk begins with the ‘edible garden’, then down the signing trees that glitter with lights. At the end, experience an amazing projection on the St Mary’s Abbey ruins. This is an experience not to be missed! Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland The Winter Wonderland features the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink known as The Ice Factor which this year is boasting its largest rink ever! Along with this, you can see the huge 30ft high Christmas tree which creates a truly magical Christmas experience. This year will also see new additions including an alpine skate hire chalet with rink side views and a fantastic new Polar Express themed Grotto for Santa. There are also vintage funfair rides dating back from the early 1930’s, live weekend entertainment and the York Designer Outlet on your doorstep with designer brands for up to 60% less. This means that Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland really does have something for everyone.

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