Below is a list of some lovely Christmas Fairs, Markets & Festive Shopping Events in York in 2019 (in date order) where you can buy local and support local crafters, makers and small businesses whilst getting a unique gift for your loved ones.
St Nicholas Christmas Fair
14th November – 22nd December The cosy festive chalets will be spread across Parliament Street and down into the Coppergate Centre, with an updated layout to allow more people to flow through the market area. There will be new dedicated break-out zones and seating areas for shoppers and Thor’s Tipi will be returning once again to serve a selection of warming drinks including hot chocolate and mulled wine before roaring fires.
The Yorkshire Yuletide Village will also be returning to Shambles Market – bringing together local arts and crafts with unique gift ideas sold direct from the artists that made them. King’s Square will play host to a festive fairground with traditional carousel rides for the children, and shoppers can enjoy live performances from choirs and brass bands each weekend in St Sampson’s Square and St Helen’s Square. Shambles Market and Food Court will also be open each day to provide shoppers with unique gifts, festive bargains and tasty street food delights.
Living North’s Christmas Fair York
14th-17th November 2019 Living North’s Christmas Fair brings you Yorkshire’s biggest and best shopping and social event of the season. We are thrilled to host a treasure trove of the finest artisan food producers, designer-makers and retailers, presenting the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family for a fabulous fun and festive day out, packed with seasonal inspiration.
Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 10am–4pm Saturday: 10am–5pm York Racecourse
Christmas Fair at the Folk Hall
Saturday 16th November 2019 09:00 – 14:00 FREE ENTRY
Come along to our Fair at the Folk Hall! Great for all the family with stalls, food, festive drinks and fun! Give our Facebook page a like for the weekly updates!
We still have a few stalls available £10 each. If you are interested, please get in touch.
The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4AQ T: 01904 752211
Christmas Fayre – Haxby
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM The Memorial Hall – Haxby, 16 The Village. Haxby, YO32 3HT
Stalls, rides, games, tumble, raffle, cafe, much more and best of all SANTA is visiting.
WMB Market Place Expo 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre, North Street, YO1 6JD
Come and join us and chat to all our amazing exhibitors. (IT’S FREE TO ATTEND!) We have everything including homewares, gifts and artwork and so much more. Open between 10am and 4pm. There will be 25 goody bags for the first 25 guests through the door. Come and do some Christmas shopping and support these fantastic local businesses.
Poppleton Christmas Market
Friday 22nd November
Stalls 6pm-9pm then live music from 9pm at the Poppleton social £3 entry includes mulled wine & a mince pie
Our Christmas Fayre Open Day is a fantastic opportunity to do some Christmas shopping (for your human and feline family!) enjoy some mulled wine, play some festive games, meet the big guy himself and of course a chance to see the lovely cats in our care hoping 2020 will be their year to find happiness! Entry is £2 and includes raffle ticket to win a fabulous homemade Christmas cake! (under 16’s free entry)
York Cats Protection – Adoption Centre, 582 Huntington Road, York, YO329QA
St Leonard’s Hospice Christmas Fair
Sunday 24th November
Event Location York RI, Hamilton Drive, Acomb, YO24 4NT
Raising money for Wilberfoss School. We have lots of homemade crafts, Flamingo Papiere, Concealed Scents – Candles Christmas items etc No entry charge and for a donation we have Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.
Wilberfoss School – YO41 5PD
Etsy Made Local – York Christmas Fair
Nov 30 at 10 AM – Dec 1 at 5 PM The best of handmade items made by small local businesses who sell on Etsy will be all in one place again this year. Please join us for our annual extravaganza. We’re sure you will love it.
St. Sampson’s Church, 4 Church Street, YO1 8BE York
Bolton Percy Christmas Market
30th November 1pm -4pm The beautiful Grade 1 listed All Saints’ Church is home to Bolton Percy Christmas Market. Stalls include locally-produced home and garden decorations, cheese, chocolates, toys, candles, jewellery, home baking, gifts, cards and wrapping paper. Santa will be there between 2pm and 3pm! Plus Ainsty Ales beer tent and hot food.
All Saints’ Church, Main Street, Bolton Percy, York, North Yorkshire YO23 7AQ
£2.50 per person entrance fee, children under 11 get free entry.
Sandburn Hall Christmas Fair
Sunday 1st December 11-3
Join us for festive fun… -Glass of Christmas punch on arrival -Stalls packed full of Christmas gifts, festive food and crafts -Meet Santa’s reindeer **Free entry**
Sutton on the forest pre school Christmas fair
01/12/19 12.00 -15.00
We welcome you to a fun filled afternoon with a tombola, crafts and cakes pulse fresh turkey sandwiches and festive cheer. Please join us for our Festive fundraiser.
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Tithe Barn Christmas Fair
Saturday 7 December 201910am – 4.30pm Tithe Barn Nether Poppleton Join us for some Christmas shopping and a visit from Father Christmas (2pm-3.30 £3) at the beautiful Tithe Barn on 7 December. This is our annual fundraiser and once again, we have a wide range of stalls selling Christmas gifts and goodies for the whole family to enjoy. Entrance £3 includes a hot drink and mince pie or Christmas cake, and a light lunch will be available. We are delighted to welcome some new stalls this year!
Ambulance Wish Foundation Christmas Fair
Gateway Church, Front Street, Acomb, YO24 3BZ Sunday 8th December 14:30- 18:00 Free entry. £2.50 per child to meet Santa www.ambulancewishfoundation.org.uk Christmas Fair in aid of Ambulance Wish Foundation, with a range of stalls, free children’s festive activities, refreshments, raffle & tombola. £2.50 per child to meet Santa.