York Christmas Market 2018

On the sixth day of Blogmas, I give you the lowdown of my city’s famous Christmas market!


I love Christmas time in York, especially walking around the Christmas market with friends and family.

This year I went with Josh, and we made sure to test out every nook and cranny of this famous market.


At the Christmas market, you can sample everything from hot chocolates with Bailey’s or if you fancy it, you can get some hot chestnuts…my favourites!

It converts the city into a magical Winter Wonderland and I LOVE IT.


You’ve got Thor’s Tipi where you can grab a hot or cold drink to wander about the market with or you can sit around the indoor fire…in the warmth!

The fun spreads from St Nicholas Fair all the way along to Coppergate with loads of Instagram worthy opportunities!


This year we had the first ever Christmas Lights switch on in Coppergate, unfortunately, I was in Center Parcs so I couldn’t attend but I heard it was really good!


Another first for the Coppergate side of the market is they have introduced a Santa’s Grotto…hopefully it won’t beat mine at work!


The Christmas trees around the market are always magnificent too!

I mean look at them.


Fenwick’s got into the Christmas spirit by popping a bow on the side of their shop…credit to Josh for telling me to get a photo of it!


The ice trail will be coming to York in February…I know it’s weird timing, but it’ll still be fun!

I think it was either last year or the year before when it was cancelled due to complications BUT IT’S BACK!

I’m definitely booking the day off to go round and pretend it’s at least a tad cold!


If I haven’t sold my city’s festivities to you, why don’t you come and see for yourself?

I hope you enjoy it!


Why are Christmas trees bad at knitting?

They always drop their needles!

See you tomorrow my mini vol au vents!




1 Comment

  1. Tracy @ Wild Abundance
    December 8, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    A long time ago, I went to Germany on a school exchange. One of my favourite memories was the Christmas street markets. They were magical. We drank gluhvein and ate some sort of caramelized peanuts I think. I LOVE christmas, and it was one of the most amazing memories I have around Christmas. I’d love to take my kids there one day! We just don’t do Christmas quite as well here in New Zealand!

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