York's famous Christmas Market is set to open.

The market - also known as St Nicholas Fair - will open tomorrow (Thursday, November 16) - and runs until Friday, December 22.

Stall holders have been setting up their alpine chalets in York's Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square over the last few days, and will open on Thursday.

Event organiser Make It York, the city's destination management organisation, says the chalets will create "a festive wonderland of local traders and artisan products".

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Make It York said that in 2022, York’s Christmas activities influenced 75 per cent of visitors to come to York, with 49 per cent of visitors visiting for the Christmas market alone.

It added that research into 2022 showed that York Christmas Market had a positive impact on other businesses within the city.

However, the market is not always popular with residents as the city centre becomes very busy during the festive period.

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York Christmas Market has also been named the fifth most Instagram-worthy Christmas markets in the UK.

Event insurance specialists Protectivity analysed over 285,000 Instagram posts featuring location-specific hashtags for 56 UK Christmas markets.

These were then ranked to determine which Christmas markets are the most popular on Instagram.