The History of Christmas in York
Get yourself in the Christmas spirit with this one-off, not to be missed Heygo event
We will take a magical Christmas tour through the historic streets of central York, voted the UK's most Festive City. Along the route I will take you on a unique journey through the history of Christmas in the city, helping you to understand how the traditions of Christmas evolved through history.
The tour will take place in front of a live audience and you will have a front row seat as the tour is filmed by Kathrine Stokes. Between stops Kathrine will be on hand to work through chat and to help you create magical postcards of beautiful York lit up with Christmas decorations.
We will use beautiful locations in the ancient city as our backdrop, to tell the story of how an ancient mid winter festival developed into the Christmas we enjoy today. Bringing to life stories of how the Romans, Vikings and Victorians introduced their customs into our celebrations and we find the source and meaning of our traditions that make up Christmas and New Year.
The tour lasts 90 minutes through the street and alleyways of historic York and we finish our tour around the Christmas Tree in St Helen's Square.
A perfect start to your Christmas