Just in Time for Christmas

Activity code: JTCY

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  • Takes place on a custom designed double decker bus
  • Interactive and Immersive storytelling
  • Special lighting and sound effects
  • Live actors
  • Tour around the walled city


Join us for a special tour of York this Christmas as we take you on a journey through the history of Christmas in York on the Golden Tours Night Bus.

The Night Bus will take to the streets of York this festive period, for 'Just in Time for Christmas', the first of the Golden Tours seasonal special events, where the live actors on the Night Bus will entertain you by taking you on a tour of Christmas's past in York. This is no ordinary tour, the Night Bus has a state-of-the-art time machine, capable of summoning figures from York’s past onto the bus to interact with you, the audience. You can expect laughter, excitement and fun as you travel around the beautiful walled city, its glorious history will be brought to life by the actors and special effects in an immersive and atmospheric show. Although some of York's Christmas past has a dark and mysterious side to it, this tour is suitable for all ages.

The tour will start and finish at York Railway Station. You can select from a 5:45pm or 7:45pm deparutre 

Please Note; Strobe lighting will be used as past of this experience.  

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Additional Information

  • Running for an hour and starting from York Railway Station.
  • The tour includes live actors, interactive historical demonstrations, lighting and sound effects and educational fun for people of all ages.
  • Drinks will be available to purchase aboard the bus so you can sit back and enjoy the show over a lovely cup of tea.


From 11 to 22 December 2021

Days of Operations: Daily

Start time: 5:45pm and 7:45pm

Meeting point: York Railway Station

Duration: 60 minutes