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City Experiences

A vibrant and entertaining place to be

Your York BID 

City Experiences

A vibrant and entertaining place to be

The experience economy is what modern-day cities must plan for. We will continue to support established festivals but also seek to nurture a vibrant and lively city centre that has plenty to offer those who live and work here, as well as delight visitors.

Colour & Light

Colour & Light is a high impact and large-scale visual arts project, using 3D projection mapping to bring York’s iconic buildings to life.

The project was launched in 2023 in partnership with York Minster, and celebrates the city’s UNESCO Media Arts status.

This year, York BID worked with York Museums Trust to illuminate the façade of York Art Gallery.

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York Restaurant Week

Now a popular and much-loved feature on the city’s calendar.

Discover delicious dining on a budget with York Restaurant Week. There’s a huge variety of food and drink offers to choose from, all temptingly priced between £5 and £30. That’s seven whole days to explore some of York’s best venues and indulge with friends and family.

Across the events delivered to date, a total of 78,000 vouchers have been downloaded worth a monetary value of £1,130,000 for local hospitality businesses.

Street Art

Street Art is a striking and effective way to improve the appearance of the city centre.

York BID has commissioned street art projects to turn a drab alleyway from an eyesore into an artwork, to honour pandemic key workers, and to celebrate endangered local wildlife.

Street art can make a huge difference to urban spaces, telling stories of the place and people who live there. York BID is committed to delivering more street art projects to different areas of the city centre.

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Winter Lights

York has one of the strongest festive offerings of any city in the UK.

The annual Winter Lights scheme delivered by York BID consists of over 160,000 lights stretching 15km end-to-end that stretch across the entire city centre, as well as the dressing of each of the four medieval city wall bars in a stunning cascade of shimmering draped lights.

More Projects

Keeping our city beautiful and clean

York's Future Developments

Key new developments that are currently underway in York city centre