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November 2022
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Christmas starts here!

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit, and our Christmas Fair in York is your one-stop-shop for all things festive. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit the fair at York Racecourse from Thursday 10th–Sunday 13th November.

1. Get all of your Christmas shopping under one roof

Whether you’re looking for the best artisan produce, or the ideal present from handpicked independent retailers, you’ll find it all conveniently under one roof at York Racecourse. With more than 250 carefully-selected stands at each event, you can truly shop til you drop. From stunning local art to stylish fashion and jewellery and everything in between, you’ll find that perfect gift here.

2. Unique gifts

Though we're just minutes from the centre of York, you won't find the exhibitors at our one-of-a-kind event – or the products they're selling – on the high street. That means you can support small businesses while finding that truly unique gift for someone close to you this Christmas.

3. Stock up your Christmas pantry

The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach and our fantastic food producers will not disappoint. With a range of artisan treats from cake, chocolates and puds to local meats, fish and cheeses, Living North’s Christmas Fair is host to one of the biggest Food Halls in the county. Whether it’s savoury or sweet you’ve got a hankering for, we know there’s something here you’ll love. 

4.… and your festive bar!

Don’t forget to stock up on Christmas drinks too – you’ll be spoilt for choice with our range of tipples, from ginger wine and craft ales to alcoholic tea, artisan gin and flavoured vodkas. Cheers to that!

5. Deck the halls

With a huge choice of independent makers, designers and artists at our fair, you can find artisan cards, wrapping paper and decorations, so you’ll be ready for the big day well ahead of time. Plus, there’s also a selection of homeware stands who want to make sure your home remains cosy and bright long after Twelfth Night is out.

6. Festive fizz

What are festivities without fizz? It’s always tipple time at Living North’s Christmas Fair and with bars and restaurants on-site there is plenty to choose from. Take out time from shopping to sit back and relax, before heading to the Food Hall to pick up a bottle of your favourite local artisan tipple to take home with you.

7. Live music

To add to the Christmas cheer, live performances from local choirs and musicians will be the soundtrack to your shopping experience. So grab a group of your favourite people and enjoy a day of fabulously festive fun.

8. Learn from the best

See Yorkshire’s top chefs in action in our Chef Demo Kitchen and learn from the county’s favourite cooks. Callum Leslie from The Black Swan Oldstead, Stephanie Moon from All Things Food and Luke Palmer from Swinton Estate are just some of those who will be showcasing their culinary skills, and you can sample their food and take away some top tips to help you shine in your own kitchen this Christmas. 

9. You’ll be supporting a fantastic cause

Our chosen charity for this year’s Christmas Fair in York are The Encephalitis Society who provide information and support to those affected by encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, raising awareness and funding and collaborating on research on the condition. By being there, you can help support them and their vital work too. 

10. It’s easy to book!

Tickets for Living North’s Christmas Fair in York are on sale now. Simply select which day you’d like to attend, and start getting excited!

Find out more about Living North’s Christmas Fair here
10th–13th November
York Racecourse

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