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York’s Got It All “Wrapped Up” This Winter

Special stay/dine offer to coincide with the city’s festival season

Written by . Published on November 14th 2012.


York’s Got It All “Wrapped Up” This Winter

YORK is a great winter break destination with a wide ranging programme of events – from carol singing and Christmas markets to ice-skating and ice-sculpting culminating in the ever-popular ‘Best Beard Competition’ at February’s JORVIK Viking Festival.

Jorvik Vikings Get Ready To ChargeJORVIK Vikings get ready to charge

To coincide with this busy calendar the city has launched a ‘York Wrapped Up’ offer running through to March 28 2013 which includes:

• Two nights’ accommodation, including breakfast and a free* dinner for two or a Yorkshire hamper on your first night of stay in selected York hotels, B&Bs and self-catering (*dinner at hotels only, B&Bs and self-catering accommodations offer the hamper).

• An exclusive deal on the York Pass  – a three day pass for the price of a two day, saving £10 per person.  (£48 instead of £58).

• Fantastic East Coast Trains deals to be announced shortly.

• Exclusive discount offers downloadable online at restaurants and shops.

St Nicholas Fayre, YorkSt Nicholas Fayre, York

The hugely popular St Nicholas Fayre (Nov 29-Dec 20), returning to the streets of York for its 21st year in 2012, and the Festive Fayre (Dec 6-23), are just two of a number of fantastic Christmas markets in the city. 

Festival Of Angels, YorkFestival of Angels features terrific ice sculptures

The Festival Of Angels will once again transform York’s streets into a winter wonderland for Dec 15 and 16 – don't miss the ice sculptures – and the popular Christmas Farmer’s Market gives visitors a chance to stock up on  some regional produce for the festive table on Friday Dec 14.

A Christmas Market In YorkA Christmas Market in the heart of the city

Further out of town, Castle Howard is open daily for Christmas between Nov 24 and Dec 16 2012, offering visitors the chance to experience elegant decorations and music, festive food, gifts and an audience with Father Christmas.

The winter festival season heats up with the 28th Annual JORVIK Viking Festival running from Feb16-24 2013. 1,000 years ago when York was under Viking rule, great celebrations took place every February called ‘Jolablot’ to herald the coming of spring and the survival of winter hardships.

It was revived in the 1980s  creating the largest Viking Festival in Europe with over 80 events for all ages including a Viking battle finale with fire drawings, a 60ft boat burning, a Strongman competition and the Annual best beard competition.
 
For full details of the busy winter programme and to book your ‘York Wrapped Up’ Break visit:
www.visityork.org/wrappedup.

York Minster At ChristmasYork Minster gets festive for Christmas

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