Food & Drink

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The Christmas Courtyard

The Christmas Courtyard is located at the back of the York Art Gallery and welcomes you at the first part of your journey. Treat yourself to a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate at our licensed bar before you embark on your illuminated walk. Dig into one of The Yorkshire Pudding Pie Company’s famous pies with a delicious choice of fillings and sides.

Treat your little ones to a ride on the vintage fairground ride or test your abilities on ‘Flip a Frog’ games stall, with a prize every time.

Get your face painted with our night-friendly UV paint and pick up a little present that will flash along the way adding to the fun of the trail.

*optional activities at additional cost

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The Bar at the Museum

Located at the front of the Museum, our friendly team are there to offer a top-up of your favourite tipple, while you linger on the steps of the Museum to enjoy the views of the art installations and light projections on the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey.

The Fire Bar

The final stop of the walk is our Fire Bar, located in the arches of the undercroft at the Library Lawn. Pick up a final hot or cold drink and be mesmerised by the garden of fire in front of you. You can even toast your own marshmallows.

Introducing our Food Providers

The Yorkshire Pudding Pie was first created in our farmhouse kitchen in Yorkshire following a family get together. A curious mind, some delicious leftovers from a Sunday roast and a little bit of trial and error, and the first Yorkshire Pudding Pie was real!

The options for fillings are endless with savoury mince, chicken ham and leek, sausage and red onion marmalade, The Yorkshire Cheeseburger and seasonal pies to name but a few, all made with the best quality, freshest ingredients, and delicious with a pot of homemade gravy!

Appearing at festivals and events around the country, the Yorkshire Pudding Pie is truly unique and totally delicious!


The Enchanted Treat Stop is a hidden treasure to be found in front of the Yorkshire Museum, boasting a delicious array of festive treats that would put a smile on the face of Scrooge himself!

You’ll be able to choose from:

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Delicious Winter Waffles

Often described as Belgium’s gift to the world, these indulgent waffles are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Warm crispy waffles, lavished with whipped cream,sliced strawberries, sprinkled with chocolate shavings, your choice of deliciousdrizzle and perfectly finished with festive snow dust. This is one treat not to bemissed this year!

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Donut Dippers

We’re taking donuts back to their humble beginnings….Delving back to 1809 where American author Washington Irving describes people enjoying “an enormous dish of fried balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called dough-nuts”. Now, we’ve swapped the hogs fat for healthier rapeseed oil, but never-the- less, were taking you back on a journey to the very roots of what is often suggested to be the worlds favourite snack!

Enjoy a tray of six crispy donut balls - made in front of your eyes - rolled in sugar, and dipped into our homemade pots of Belgian dipping chocolate. This timeless classic will bring magic with every mouthful.