Lord Mayor’s Christmas Eve carols from 7:00pm

The Lord Mayor and Civic Party are inviting residents and visitors to join their annual Christmas Carol concert in St Helen’s Square on Christmas Eve.

Mansion House Christmas

The audience are encouraged get involved and form the choir for a range of Christmas Carols, with support from the Salvation Army band.

The service starts at 7pm on Tuesday 24 December and is expected to finish approximately an hour later.

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Janet Looker said: “What a great way to spread festive cheer in the city! I can’t wait to start the celebrations on Christmas Eve with everyone who will be attendance at St Helen’s Square. If you’re in the area, make sure you pop along for a good old sing-a-long with friends, family, neighbours and visitors!”

Christmas carols in St Helens Square tonight

The Civic Party are inviting residents and visitors to its annual Christmas Carol Service which takes place on Christmas Eve and encourages visitors to be part of the service.

Mansion House Christmas

The event which starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24 December is supported by the Salvation Army whose band will be playing a wide array of festive songs in St Helen’s Square with the audience encouraged to form the choir. The service is expected to finish at around 8.30pm.

As this is an outdoor event residents and visitors are encouraged to wear suitable clothing for the cold temperatures.

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Gillies said: “I am very much looking forward to this festive concert event which epitomises Christmas in the way that it brings people together to have fun. What better way to start your festive celebrations than to spend time in St Helens Square with residents and visitors in York? The voices of the public with the music from the Salvation Army will make for a truly magical evening. We are also hoping for a brief visit from Father Christmas to St Helen’s Square, which is sparkling with the lights which add to the festive feel of this occasion”

Traffic restrictions will be in place atSt Helen’s Square, Coney Street and Lendal, which will be closed to traffic from 6.30pm to 9pm as the event takes place.