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York - The History of Christmas in York

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Thu, 16 Dec 2021 at 5:00 PM

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The History of Christmas in York

Thu, 16 Dec
Central York, York, United Kingdom
90 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

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


Meet John Wright

John Wright

Take a walk with John through the ancient streets of York. John is a natural storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city. He will help you to make a connection with the beautiful city that will stay with you. His passion for his home city of York shines through as he shares his thoughts on the city, its’ history, stories, fascinating characters and quirks. John’s enthusiasm and his ability to entertain and explain will guarantee you a memorable and intimate experience.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 90 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


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