Have a Grand Christmas

York’s only five-star hotel, The Grand, is the ideal place for a fantastic festive getaway

Make this Christmas a time for relaxation and indulgent celebrations. With its stunning original, 20th-century features blended with contemporary decadence, the festive season at The Grand, York, is magical in every way. Decorations lace the elegant Edwardian architecture; Christmas lights twinkle in the palatial marble corridors and live music floats throughout the Grade II listed building.

Standing within the historic city walls, The Grand’s idyllic location makes it the perfect place from which to explore the city’s quaint streets. Visit York’s historic gems, go Christmas shopping, and then experience The Grand’s decadent, festive culinary offerings, retreat to the hotel’s serene spa or enjoy an immersive class at the Cookery School.

The Grand hosts an array of festive experiences to ensure you and your loved ones get into the seasonal spirit, from Christmas in the Courtyard, where you can cosy-up with a mulled wine in hand, accompanied by a sweet treat and live music, to an exquisite afternoon tea with a twist, complete with a selection of picture-perfect pastries and a moreish Christmas cocktail. With options to upgrade to prosecco, champagne or gin, our festive afternoon tea makes for the perfect Christmas treat!

Ring in the New Year at York’s best address, whether you opt for a fine-dining experience like no other in Legacy, The Grand’s newest launch, with locality and sustainability at its helm.

Legacy’s head chef, Ahmed Abdalla, has carefully curated eight incredible courses that can be perfectly paired with a Prestige wine flight, serve by our in-house sommelier Derek Scaife.

Spend the evening soaking up the festive atmosphere in the heart of the city while indulging in delicious gourmet dishes in our AA rosette-winning restaurant, The Rise. From Christmas to New Year, The Grand prides itself on delivering true Yorkshire hospitality, with a dedication to helping guests make memories to treasure. For those looking to stay a little longer, The Grand’s New Year Staycation allows you to sit back and enjoy the last of 2022 in style, before celebrating the start of 2023 at an exclusive, residents-only Gala Ball.

Let your loved ones experience the magic of The Grand all year round with a voucher from York’s only five-star hotel. Gift vouchers can be redeemed across against a range of experiences, from a luxurious weekend getaway to afternoon tea or a relaxed spa day, or time spent brushing up your culinary skills in The Cookery School.

If you can’t make it in 2022, celebrate the start of 2023 with a cosy winter escape. This staycation lets you enjoy a delicious dinner in The Rise restaurant and a relaxing evening in one of our spacious guest rooms, where comfortable robes and slippers await you, followed by an indulgent Yorkshire breakfast the next morning – a truly decadent winter treat.

Visit The Grand’s website to find out more about staycation packages at York’s finest hotel, Subject to availability. Valid Sunday-Friday Bookable dates exclude all meetings at York Racecourse.