christmas at spark:york

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Expect Christmas cinema, joyous workshops, comedy performances, our famous Indie Makers Festive Fairs, community events and the same superb line-up of traders with unrivalled food, drink and shopping experiences across York. 

The same Spark* is still going from strength to strength, but we’ve been busy winter-proofing our site, with our shipping container village being primed and ready for the run-up to Christmas. We’ve taken a number of important steps to ensure you can still sit under the Spark lights in the chillier months, with our new cover and heaters installed. Spark* will remain the lightest, brightest and most colourful spot in York.

Our food and drink traders have been also been busy, rustling up special seasonal treats and winter warmers. When it comes to winter wardrobes and Christmas shopping, we’ve got you covered. Instead of hitting the high street, or spending days clicking your way around online stores, pay us a visit to explore a team of independent retailers where you’ll discover the kind of gift ideas you really won’t find anywhere else. You can even buy your Christmas tree with us! What we offer our traders comes at no extra cost. 

To top all of this off, we'll be getting into celebration mode early with plenty of events and activity to keep York buzzing through the Festivities! Prepare for a schedule of even bigger and brighter entertainment events, guaranteed to make the most of those long winter evenings that the whole community can enjoy! 

This really is the Fairytale of new York and you’re all invited! Ho Ho Ho!