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9th – 12th November 2023
York Racecourse

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Christmas Fair Yorkshire 2023

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.

Tickets are available tobuy on the door at the event.

Image: Dobbies

Christmas starts here

Whether you wish to sample delicious local food, pick up some tips from professionals at our chef demonstrations, find that perfect gift or simply treat yourself, we've got you covered at Living North’s Christmas Fair 2023.

Shopping Halls

Head to our Shopping Halls to pick up the latest trends and browse the best local brands and designers. Here you will find beautiful handmade gifts, homeware and beauty products you won't find on the high street – a perfect place to shop and support small businesses this Christmas.

Food Glorious Food

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 sweets to local meats, fish and cheeses. Living North's Food Halls are the biggest in the region and are constantly growing as a result of the continued support of the North East's artisan food producers.

Chef Demonstrations 2023
Al Roberto, Simmer Kitchen. Al Roberto, Simmer Kitchen. Thursday 9th November

Thursday 9th November

Al Roberto
Simmer Kitchen

Alessandro Venturi
Spaghetti Junction

Ellers Farm Distillery

Sophie Bagley, Glorious Game. Sophie Bagley, Glorious Game. Friday 10th November

Friday 10th November

Black Dog Wine Agency

Rob Mitchell
The Lime Tree Inn

Sophie Bagley
Glorious Game

Aaron Craig
The Principal York

Stephanie Moon, All Things Food Stephanie Moon, All Things Food. Saturday 11th November

Saturday 11th November

Neil Bentinck

Stephanie Moon
All Things Food

Ahmed Abdalla
The Grand, York

Jon Appleby
The Feversham Arms

Aaron Craig
The Principal York

Callum Leslie, The Black Swan at Oldstead Callum Leslie, The Black Swan at Oldstead. Sunday 12th November.

Sunday 12th November

Marlon Sanchez
Judge's Lodging

Callum Leslie
The Black Swan at Oldstead

James Cooper
Swinton Estate

Marc Williams
The Grand, York

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 9th November • 10am - 4pm

Friday 10th November • 10am - 4pm

Saturday 11th November • 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12th November • 10am - 4pm

Supported Charity

We are delighted to be supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance at our York Christmas fair this year.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance operate two state-of-the-art helicopters which fly to those who are critically injured and require urgent medical attention across Yorkshire. Their teams of highly skilled clinicians take A&E to the scene of the accident, meaning patients start receiving urgent medical attention in the quickest time. They will also fly patients to hospital for urgent treatment – often to Major Trauma Centres, rather than the nearest local hospital. This means their patients can access the best specialists and treatment plans, specific to their injury types.


Tickets 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.

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

Please email or call our office on 0191 261 8944.

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