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10th – 13th November 2022
York Racecourse

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All of your Christmas shopping under one roof

Join us for a jam-packed day of shopping, food, live music and more as our Yorkshire Christmas Fair returns to York Racecourse!

We’re thrilled to invite you to the biggest and best seasonal shopping event in the North, with more than 250 carefully-selected stands, from artisan designer-makers, local food producers and fashion retailers to homewares, gifts and accessories, and of course special Christmas decorations.

If you would like to apply to exhibit at this event, fill in the online application form here or contact our events team via

For tickets click here.

Living North Christmas Fair, Candles
Living North Christmas Fair, Shoppers
Living North Christmas Fair, Christmas Biscuits
Chef Demonstrations
Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo Yorkshire Pasta Co. Yorkshire Pasta Company

Thursday 10th November

Rob Mitchell | The Lime Tree Inn

Luke Palmer | Swinton Estate


The Yorkshire Pasta Company

Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo Stephanie Moon Stephanie Moon

Friday 11th November

Patricia Marques | Secrettaart

Stephanie Moon | All Things Food


Jordan Sweeney | Rudding Park 


Laura Adair | Dough It Yourself 

Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo Danny Parker Danny Parker

Saturday 12th November

Tomahawk Steakhouse

Aaron Craig | The Principal Hotel

Danny Parker | Jesmond Dene House


Marni Xuto | Thai Food Made Easy


Neil Bentinck | Skosh

Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo Callum Leslie Callum Leslie

Sunday 13th November

Stephen Andrews | Fish and Forest


Ahmed Abdalla | The Grand York


David Paddle | Black Dog Wine Agency 

Callum Leslie | The Black Swan at Oldstead

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Further Information


York Racecourse is accessible from the A1036 Tadcaster Road at the Kanvesmire Road entrance.

AMPLE FREE PARKING is available on the road and directly beyond the main grandstand entrances by following the Living North Car Park signs.

York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX Google Map link here.


Thursday 10th November • 10am - 4pm

Friday 11th November • 10am - 4pm

Saturday 12th November • 10am - 5pm

Sunday 13th November • 10am - 4pm


To add to the festivities, live performances from local choirs and musicians will be the soundtrack to your shopping experience.


We are delighted to be supporting The Encephalitis Society at our York Christmas fair this year.

The Encephalitis Society is a non-profit organisation with worldwide reach, providing information and support for those affected by encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, raising awareness and funding and collaborating on research on the condition.

Visit their website here.


Tickets are available to buy online here and are available to buy on the door at the event.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets please call or email us at

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Re-admittance is not permitted with your ticket – there is so much going on at our fair you won't want to leave!

FREE parking is available on the road and directly beyond the main grandstand entrances by following the Living North Car Park signs.

Of course they can, and under 12s go free! However, we must remind you that children remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians, and there are no specifically-curated children’s areas.

If you are over 60, work for the NHS or are a member of the Armed Forces, then yes!

Sadly not, with the exception of Assistance Dogs.

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a useful site map available at reception. Male and female wheelchair accessible toilets are provided throughout the venue, please ask a member of staff if you are unable to locate these.

We strongly advise against bringing prams wherever possible.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants for when you are feeling a little peckish.

Please email or call our office on 0191 261 8944.

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