Festive markets & fairy lights in York

Friday, November 25, 2016

Browns Department Store, Davygate (photo taken December 2015)


My ma and I headed to York yesterday to visit the Christmas market and do a little bit of gift shopping (but also some selfish shopping, otherwise it's no fun).

The Shambles

We started at Monks Cross (shiny new Primark ✨) then drove back into the centre. We had burgers at The Graduate (alongside lots of mums and crying babies) then wandered around some more.

The market looks great at night, I love the icicle lights they have hanging above the stalls, but unfortunately I not only forgot my digital camera, but I didn't even take many photos on my phone because I was too busy gawping at the surroundings, so I've included two snaps from last year to make up for it.

If you want a good look at the market and what's on offer, I'd check out everyone's fabulous pictures on the #yorkchristmasmarket Instagram hashtag, or if you want to see all the festive events that happen in York over the holidays, click here.

Grape Lane

I picked up some Rimmel blusher from Superdrug, another NYX lip product from Boots (as if I needed more), the greatest shampoo of all time from Lush, and a gift for my boss who's going on maternity leave soon. I didn't really want to go mad with shopping because pay day wasn't until today and I wanted to save as much as possible for an upcoming shopping trip with a friend. More on that soon.

The whole city was alive, it was glorious. I've missed York so much - every time I go I can't help but remember how great it was to live there, even if it was for such a short period of time, because people are so nice, the city always has this cosy buzz about it (does that make sense?), and it's the most beautiful city I've ever seen. Although I haven't seen all the cities, so...

Shambles Market (photo taken December 2015)

If you can reach York, I'd recommend you check out the Christmas market. I'm heading to Lincoln's in two weeks and hopefully the one at Sheffield if I find the time, so that should be fun. I just feel so... Christmassy this year, you know? I WANNA SEE ALL THE MARKETS. 🎄🎅🎁

Hope you have a lovely weekend, and let me know if you've visited any Christmas markets already.

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