It was almost the perfect start to winter.

In fact the snow arrived the day before winter officially began. But the silent white stuff still did a very good job of making York even more festive.

Although there were some serious flurries, little settled. A light coating on the rooftops and the parks was enough to give a Christmas card feel across the city.

And you were out recorded the moment with these rather magical pix.

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Ya girl made it back home to ktown but not before a wintry lunch in York

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#beautifulsnowstorm #snowynature #yorkshire #saintmarysabbey

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The @thorstipi seems at home in the snow #york #yorkshire #uk #snow #cold #wintery #snowstorm #northyorkshire #weather

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Winter wonderland ❄️❤️

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Snow in York. #york #yorkminster #yorkminstercathedral #snow #blackandwhite #snowday #olympusom10

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A very snowy shambles 🎄❄️ #eversofestive #christmashasarrived

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First ⛄️ of the season #york #Christmas

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🎵🎼 walking in a winter wonderland ❄⛄

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Snowy York ❄️ #snow #winteriscoming #white #feelslikechristmas

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York Minster

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Healthy bright eyed and slim #bilebeans #york #advert #snow #snowing #blackandwhite

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Just as I was beginning to worry I'd never see York looking like this…

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