12 money tips for a festive Christmas

A handy leaflet packed with money saving tips and suggestions has been published.

The leaflet, called ‘12 small changes for a festive Christmas’, suggests practical ways of managing money and budgeting in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.

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It also lists contact details for a number of different organisations such as the National Debtline and The Money Advice Service, who can give help to residents who may need advice on financial matters.

Leaflets are now available to pick up from every library and Explore centre and from the Citizens Advice Bureau at West Offices. You can also download a copy from here

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Christmas lights switch on tomorrow

The festive season officially lights up in York with the First Day of Christmas, a celebration in St Helen’s Square to mark the start of the city’s season of goodwill, involving The Lord Mayor and special guests the York and Dishforth Military Wives Choir.

Christmas lights

The St Helen’s Square tree is the focal point in a chain of lights across the city. It will be switched on by the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of York Cllr Julie Gunnell at a ceremony on Thursday 14 November which completes the festoon of lights across the city.

The event starts at 6.30pm to the tune of favourite Christmas songs from the choir, followed by the official switch on at 6.45pm.

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Adult Ed Courses for Xmas

By popular demand…Two further dates for courses in our Christmas series.

We have a one day workshop for Willow Weaving and another for Stained Glass. See below for details or visit our website at www.yortime.org.uk

Note:  courses fill up fast so please enrol as soon as possible as we won’t be able to put on more of these courses until the new year.

Stained Glass – Christmas Stars

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Sat, 14th Dec 10:00 to 15:00
Create your own beautiful and unique stained glass Christmas Star decoration.

 

Willow Weaving – Christmas Decorations

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Sat, 14th Dec 10:00 to 15:00
Make Christmas decorations using willow & other materials, learn about their preparation and uses and make some lovely Christmas decorations.

Christmas skill courses announced

Christmas skills courses click to access details

Christmas skills courses click to access details

Courses include glass engraving (snow flakes), felt making (Christmas robins), stained glass (Christmas Stars), willow weaving (Christmas decorations), flower arranging (Christmas wreath and table decoration), dance (Christmas social dance workshop), photography (Christmas lights workshop), cooking (a freezer full of Christmas).

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Friends of York Minster 2013 Christmas Cards

Friends of York Minster 2013 Christmas Cards

The Friends of York Minster have unveiled their 2013 Christmas cards.

Costing£4.00 for a pack of 10 cards, they can be purchased from the Friends Office (Tel: (01904) 557237).

They are also on sale in the Chapter House on Sunday mornings until 8th December.