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Here's what's happening in the coming months

Illuminating York

Illuminating York celebrates the transformative power of light and will take place from Wednesday 26th October until Saturday 29th October 2016, between 6pm and 10pm. This year the festival will open up some of York's most famous and intruiging buildings by night. You will expereince them in a completely new way. For further inforamtion please click here

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

From the 3rd to 6th November in various venues around York, the ASFF returns for its sixth year. A celebration of short film from around the world. Supporting both emerging and established film makers by giving them a platform to showcase their work. Take a look at the events for 2016 here

York Christmas Market

From the 17th November to 23rd December the St Nicholas Fair lines the streets with wooden chalets and twinkling lights. A fantastic array of unique gifts, jewellery, homewares, crafts, local wines and cheeses, hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.

When it comes to Christmas shopping you will be spoilt for choice with York's boutiques, markets and independent shops. The Shambles market is also open daily with local produce for the festive season. All the details are here