Photo by Mat Cornock (Flickr)
York's St. Nicholas Fair makes a return to the city centre for the 31st year.
The Christmas Market will run from Thursday 16th November to Friday 22nd December.
There will be no pop-up bar this year, Thor's Tipi has been replaced by a Swiss chalet-style Winter Hutte selling high-end food.
Thor's Tipi will be making an appearance in other parts of the city away from the market, though.
There will be the usual collection of Alpine Chalets in Parliament Street and St. Sampson's Square selling festive fayre and gifts.
If you are travelling by car it would be wise to check out York's Park and Ride offerings to avoid extortionate city-centre parking charges.
If you're planning on travelling to the city by train, check that a train service is in operation on the day you plan to travel.
This 2½-minute high-resolution video (which looks great on a big screen), gives you a flavour of the city. It starts with Clifford's Tower and the view from the top, then on to the historic Shambles, next there's a view of King's Staith filmed from one of the popular river boats, one of my favourite pubs is next, the quirky interior of "The Maltings" free house on Tanners Moat, popular with real ale fans, The River Foss features next and the pretty bridge on Fossgate, followed by some great views of York Minster, taken from the City Walls, the video ends, as many people's visits do, with a view of York's magnificent Victorian railway station..
The Visit York Pass: Be sure to check out this one, two or three day pass for some great savings. Sightseeing buses, river cruises, The Castle Museum and more are included.
Visit our sister site Lost Views of York to see pictures and videos taken from York's 53-metre high observation wheel that was taken out of service in 2013.
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