Be the first to visit the fair on the Festive First Night, when the Christmas festivities officially begin on 15 November.
Things will kick off with the official light switch-on, when the bright warm glow of the lights will bring colour to the city and its landmarks.
With the festivities start at 5.30pm, enjoy music and appearances from local personalities whilst getting in the Christmas spirit.
14:00 Minster FM – Harry’s show starts – live broadcast from around the city
17:15 Ben Fry, Minster FM breakfast presenter, opens event on stage
17:30 On stage games with Ben
18:00 Lucy’s Pop Choir performs on stage
18:15 Band performs on stage
18:30 Ben Fry and Andrew Lowson, Director, York BID, switch on Mince Pie FM. Ben invites Lord and Lady Mayoress and Martin Barrass on stage. Interview on stage with Martin Barrass.
18:45 Ben invites Georgey Spanswick, BBC Radio York breakfast presenter, onto the stage
18:55 Countdown to lights switch-on
19:00 Games with Ben continue
19:15 Ben introduces Brass Band
19:30 Event ends