York Food and Drink Festival

York Food and Drink Festival promotes local food producers, independent restaurants and retailers in York. In addition to delicious food and drink, you will find educational and fun workshops and cookery demonstrations from top chefs.

Ghosts In The Gardens

23rd Sept - 12th Nov. Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few spooky animals - all in beautiful settings. Cementing York’s reputation as one of the most haunted cities in Europe, the York BID is bringing back Ghosts in The…

Safer Business Action Week

16th October 2023 marks the start of National Week of Action and ‘Safer Business Action Week’. York BID are working in association with North Yorkshire Police and York City Council for National Week of Action and ‘Safer Business Action Week’. The initiative provides an opportunity for all police forces to highlight their support for the vital…

Reignite II: The Creative Economy

Reignite: Economic Impact through Creative Industries launched in autumn 2023 to celebrate York’s creative sector and its significant impact on the local economy. The event brought together representatives across all sectors to unite under York’s UNESCO Media Arts designation, with the aim of encouraging all sectors in York, including hospitality, retail, and transport, to recognise…

Winter Light Display

From 16th Nov throughout winter. The city's spectacular citywide light scheme brings joy to residents and visitors throughout the darker winter months. The scheme is an elegant and immersive design in keeping with the rich and long history of the city, but with a modern touch to add to York’s star appeal. Lights will be…

York Nutcracker Trail

From 16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024, celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city. What's more, a giant illuminated post box in Museum Gardens gives you the opportunity…

York Quest Santa Search

16th Nov - 6th Jan. We need your help! Santa and Mrs Claus brought some of their festive friends to York to see the lights and get in the festive spirit, but now they’re lost in the City Centre. Join the Santa Search and discover 7 jolly augmented reality virtual characters along the way at…

York Ice Trail

The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail, and one of York’s best loved events, is back for more family-friendly fun on 3rd and 4th February 2024, with a range of magnificent ice sculptures transforming the city centre. Get ready for an icy adventure as you walk through history and enjoy the 'coolest' sculptures lining the streets.…

Colour & Light at York Art Gallery

York BID is excited to announce the return of Colour & Light from 7th - 25th February 2024. This project will transform part of the city with a vibrant light display during the colder winter months, creating a magical and memorable experience for visitors and residents alike. This year, York BID is thrilled to be…