Christmas in York - alternative events that you just can’t miss!  


Are you spending Christmas in York and fancy doing something a bit different? We’ve got it covered.  

Book a browse in the Blue House 

You can book a time slot to shop with your little ones at ease in The Blue House Book Shop this Christmas in York. Specialising in children’s books, the Blue House is a family friendly place, where you and the kids can pick that perfect Christmas Eve bedtime story.  

Where: 12 minute walk to The Blue House Book Shop (YO30 7BL) from Hungate, York.  

Details: Call 01904 927838 to book  

Explore and Escape

 Explore Christmas in York this year with an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ style mission. The Big Escape is a game played in teams of up to six on smartphones – all throughout York. Solve puzzles, crack some codes, and complete the challenges to get into the casino vault and make off with the loot before you’re caught. Can you escape York?  

Where: The start point is at the Constantine Statue (YO1 7JB) - a 7 minute walk from Hungate, York. 

Details: Team tickets are £44 and you can choose your slot any time within a six month period. 

Visit a snowy street…indoors! 

‘A Christmas Spectacular on Kirkgate’ in York Castle Museum is a snow-covered and magical extravaganza. Enjoy dancing ballerinas, sparkling lights, festive music, and - of course – a beautiful snowy street. The perfect place to get you in the festive spirit this Christmas in York!  

Where: York Castle Museum (YO1 9RY) – a 9 minute walk from Hungate, York. 

Details: Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children with limited spaces left. 
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