Hello from York! Christmas was made for this town.

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In all the times I’ve been to London, I had never thought to take the train 2 hours north to York. I was looking up Christmas markets in the UK to visit and York popped up on my radar. I’m so glad it did because this town bursts with Christmas charm. It seemed like every tree was dripping in lights and every door had a wreath hanging from it.

I got into town around 3pm and got settled in. The first thing I did was walk into the town to look for something to eat. Instead, I literally stumbled onto one of the Christmas Markets. During Christmas time much of the historic area of York is closed down to through traffic and pedestrians reign supreme. No matter what street I turned town I was greeted with Christmas lights galore. If you love glittery lights this is the place to be. 

This town is cozy personified. Much of historic York is unchanged from medieval times. So ceilings are low and timber beamed. Fireplaces are at home in many of the pubs and shops. I spent 3 days there and felt like I could stay. 

It’s not just about the feel of this city. There is so much to do here. You can walk the still standing city wall, which surrounds the town. You can walk up the central tower of the Minster, the Catholic seat of Yorkshire. You can learn about the history of chocolate and how it shaped York while making some chocolate of your own. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out yourself. 

If you’re looking for a place that oozes Christmas, York is a great place to go. Do you have somewhere that embodies Christmas for you? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time. 

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