News & Insights

How is the city centre evolving? What are the latest improvements the BID are delivering in the city? Find out about all the latest developments here…

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Colour & Light has enjoyed another successful year!

Colour & Light 2024 ran from 7th – 25th February 2024. The project transformed part of the city with a vibrant light display during the colder winter months, to bring…
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Lunar New Year Celebration at York Mansion House

The historic York Mansion House was transformed into a vibrant hub of cultural celebration last night as York welcomed Lunar New Year with a dazzling event. With traditional performances and…
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York City Centre Insights – Quarter 4 2023

Periodically, York BID brings together data from a variety sources in order to shed light on the economic performance of York city centre. This report focuses on the quarter 4…
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York BID rejuvenates the city across five days!

York BID hosts rejuvenation days with help from key partners, to improve the appearance of infrastructure across the city centre. The project focuses on refreshing tired-looking benches, bike racks, bollards,…
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York City Centre Insights

It goes without saying that 2023 has been a challenging year for businesses operating on UK high streets. The cost of living crisis coupled with rising inflation has raised concerns…
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The award-winning Ghosts in the Gardens has another successful autumn!

York BID enjoyed another successful autumn of Ghosts in the Gardens; a popular trail that sees eerie figures residing in York’s beautiful city centre gardens. This year’s trail featured even…
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Successful Media Arts Showcase Transforms York’s Creative Future

Reignite: Economic Impact through Creative Industries launched in autumn to celebrate York’s creative sector and its significant impact on the local economy. The event brought together representatives across all sectors…
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York Restaurant Week breaks record!

York Restaurant Week has had its most successful event to date in terms of the boost in trade for hospitality businesses, quelling concerns around potential reduced consumer spending. The initiative…
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York Gift Card Information Pack

Show your support for local businesses and help keep money locked into the York economy with the York Gift Card! What is it? The York Gift Card is a multi-retailer…
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Upcoming Events

York Restaurant Week

Discover delicious dining experiences 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…
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Snooks – York’s Character Trail

York BID are delighted to be sponsoring The Snooks Trail, an exciting new sculpture trail coming to York from early March to April 2024. Organized by Make It York in collaboration…
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York Quest App

The ‘Travel Through Time’ trail on the York Quest app encourages families into the city to find a series of characters who are hidden around York’s historic streets. The ‘Travel…
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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…
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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…
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Ice Trail

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…
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Colour and Light at York Art Gallery

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…
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Ghosts In The Gardens York

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 –…
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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…
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