Our York hotel offers a unique Boxing Day experience where our home is your home. We open our doors to you, your friends and family as you enjoy your own private dining room complete with a Christmas tree to put presents under, a TV/DVD player, games console, family board games and a traditional feast served and carved by the head of house. This is the perfect family day out and provides entertainment for everyone. Here at The Grand we are your home away from home so why not extend the celebrations in a beautiful, historic setting and leave all the hard work to us.
This magical time of year turns York into a festive fairytale, ‘tis the season that best shows off its quaint cobbled streets, traditional heritage and cosy pubs. Discover our medieval city during your stay with us and embrace its winter charm as the festivities draw in. Buy unique gifts at the independent shops in the Shambles or visit the designer shops to spoil your loved ones. Stroll around and explore the wide range of bars and restaurants, visit the National Railway museum to learn about York’s fascinating history or take a walk along the castle walls.
Visit the award winning Yorkshires Winter Wonderland, home to the North’s largest ice rink, vintage fun fair rides and a new Polar Express themed grotto. This is the perfect family day out with something for everyone and the greatest way to celebrate the festivities in an enchanting environment. If you just can’t get enough, then you can also visit St Nicholas’ Fair where charming traditional chalets covered in twinkling lights, spiced mulled wine and an array of handmade gifts await you. Afterwards, warm up by sitting by the open fire at Thor’s Tipi and get cosy with a hot chocolate or something a little stronger.