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York has been announced as the most festive city in England

Friday, 8 December 2023 00:00

By Lauren Ryan

The study researched a number of Christmassy factors in order to find the ultimate festive day-out destinations. Image: Unsplash

York has been named as the most festive city in England in a new study by Hammond’s Furniture.

York has been named as the most festive city in England in a new study by Hammond’s Furniture.

The research was based on a survey, as well as Christmas Instagram posts, festive lights, events, markets and Met office snow fall data. 

It compared a number of Christmassy factors in order to find the ‘ultimate festive day-out destinations’*’. This was then combined and used to rank each city out of a possible 100.

The UK’s most festive towns and cities are:

  1. Edinburgh – 95% 
  2. York – 84% 
  3. Glasgow – 83% 
  4. Leicester – 80% 
  5. Manchester – 78% 
  6. Lisburn – 75% 
  7. Newcastle – 71% 
  8. Blackpool – 70% 
  9. Oxford – 69% 
  10. Norwich – 67% 

The study also found that York residents are full of Christmas cheer and 16% put their decorations up as early as the first week of November.

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