Venues for Christmas Parties in York – Are you organising the work’s Christmas party this year or just sorting out a Xmas get-together with friends? 

Here is a list of places in York that are offering Christmas Party nights.

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The Shambles at Christmas

Jaipur Spice – for Groups of up to 300

103 Haxby Rd, York YO31 8JS

Jaipur Spice is a “family run group of award-winning Indian restaurants who have been creating authentic Indian cuisine for residents and visitors to the York area for over 25 years.

If you are looking to book a venue for your corporate entertainment evening or book for a large group then why not try our 300 seat restaurant, the Jaipur Spice in York, there you will find fine classic cooking, contemporary surroundings and friendly staff, all there to make your night a success.”

It’s also a perfect place for booking your work’s Christmas Party!

The restaurant is modern and stylish inside and has plenty of easy parking outside.

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The Old Liquor Store

Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1FT

1st – 23rd Decemer 2023

The Old Liquor Store is a brand new restaurant on Bishopthorpe Road in the old Terry’s building.

They serve an Italian inspired menu and are open Wednesday to Sunday serving an all day menu and small plates. They also do a Sunday Brunch and Sunday Dinner.

We enjoyed a cosy lunch here and can recommend it.  Check out their Christmas Party menu below.

You can see our review of lunch at The Old Liquor Store here.

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THOR’s Tipi Bar – Bookings for groups from 4 to 250

‘Alpine Wonderland’, in the garden of Principal Hotel York

10th November 2023 – 24 December 2023

About as festive as it gets, with Schnapps shots on skis, mulled wine, boozy hot choc and cocktails by log fires. There’s some exciting new additions to the drinks menu this year, including ‘Alpina Colada’ and ‘Ferrero Frosty’, to get the party in full festive swing.

There’ll be delicious sharing feasts by YUZU Street Food, served on ‘Snowboards’ for larger groups! With dishes inspired by the Japanese mountain resorts, including YUZU favourites such as Katsu Curry, Karaage Chicken and surprises like ‘Pigs in Blankets Sushi’.

All in our ‘Grand Alpine Hall’, decorated with Christmas trees and a twinkly fairy light ceiling. 

We take bookings over 4 guests, which you can book on the link below. We charge a £10 holding fee per person which will only be charged if you don’t turn up or if you don’t let us know you want to cancel less than 2 hours prior to your booking.

If you are planning a party for a larger group (over 12), we do have our Christmas Package, priced at £22 per person. Click the link below to see our brochure for more information. If you plan on joining with us this Winter, get in touch with our team at who can help organise your event!

Space reserved for walk-ins.  Dog friendly and children welcome.

Book your table at Thor’s Tipi.

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Thor’s Tipi ‘Alpine Wonderland’, in the garden of Principal Hotel York

The Whippet Inn – Christmas Parties for 8 or More

15 North St, York YO1 6JD

The Whippet Inn is a steak and alehouse with a fine line in seafood too.  It’s a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away as it is on North Street, but once you have been you will return.  Lovely, friendly staff look after you in a comfortable and relaxed environment with a stylish and quirky decor.  The food is fresh,  imaginative and great quality.

The perfect setting to indulge in this festive season, whether you want a romantic table for two, private dining with family and friends, a traditional office Christmas party or cocktails after work… Never fear, we have you covered (and it doesn’t hurt that York is a magical place at this time of year). We have some outstanding festive menus to see you through Christmas and New Year in York…

Festive Opening Hours & Menus

27 November – 23 December. Daily 12:00 – 23:00 with Christmas Party Menus available for pre booked parties of 8 or more guests. Or, the regular full Main Menu available to smaller tables.

See what we thought when we visited The Whippet Inn.

The Whippet Inn, York - Review
Galician Double Mature Strip, Smoked Paprika Fries, Balsamic Roast Red Onion & Mojo Rojo Sauce



The Botanist

15-19 Stonegate, York YO1 8ZW

The Botanist is a pretty spot on Stonegate which would be perfect for the office Christmas party.

“We’re busy getting ready to ensure your Christmas 2022 celebrations are more decadent and special than before.

Whether with friends, family or colleagues, celebrate those long-awaited Christmas get-togethers over mouth-watering dishes and wonderful concoctions from the bar.

Filled with seasonal delights and well-loved festive favourites, there is something for everyone on our delicious Christmas Set Menu.

Specially designed for groups of 6+ in mind, it is the perfect option for group party dining.”

We have visited for lunch if you’d like to read our The Botanist review.

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The Botanist, York


Revolution Bar

Coney St, York YO1 9NA

Revolution Bar makes a great Christmas party venue with great views and an outdoor river terrace.  “Christmas is finally here and it’s time to book your celebration.

Revolution York is perfectly located for your Christmas party. For a fantastic and unforgettable Christmas Do, we’ve got everything you could possibly need this festive season.

This means bringing you the best festive cocktails; made with premium spirits as well as delicious and filling Christmas Dinners and Lunches that include amazing vegetarian & vegan options AND of course, all the good vibes to keep your mood festive all season long.

Here are some of the ways you can (finally) celebrate Christmas properly:
– Full Venue Hire
– Private Area/Room Hire
– Drinks Reception
– 2 and 3-Course Dining
– Festive Bottomless Brunch
– Festive Cocktail Masterclass
– Guest List and After Party

Complete the form to secure your Christmas Do at Revolution York today, we know you’re going to love it.

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Revolution Bar

The Principal Hotel

Station Rd, York YO24 1AA

The Principal Hotel used to be known as The Royal York Hotel and is one of our favourites.  Every year they host Christmas parties.   

“Bring your colleagues, friends and family for some festive fun in one of our stunning function rooms. Complete with delicious food, wine, dazzling entertainment and a great party atmosphere to ensure you have a memorable evening. 

From a table for two at our New Year’s Eve gala to a festive party for up to 230 guests, however you choose to celebrate Christmas, The Principal York hotel can accommodate.”

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Bramble Cocktail at The Chapter House Bar.

City Cruises York

1 Low Ousegate, York YO1 9QU

Why not try something different and party on a boat down the Ouse with City Cruises

“Our Christmas Party Nights Afloat Cruises are the perfect way to get into the party spirit with friends, family or colleagues, ringing in the festive season with a glass of fizz in hand!

There’ll be a reserved table for you and your party but apart from tucking into our delicious party food you probably won’t spend too much time there, as our on-board DJ will keep you on the dance floor with hit after hit, including some Christmas classics from over the years – get your best Mariah impression at the ready for those high notes.

Our Christmas Party Nights Afloat have proven incredibly popular for festive company socials and office parties as well as groups of friends and family who want a Christmas party with a difference!

So, if you’ve been tasked with organising this year’s festive function let our crew take the stress out of planning and allow you to enjoy Christmas as well, safe in the knowledge that you’ll have the best time on the River Ouse.”

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City Cruises


Delta Hotel

Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ

The Delta Hotel on Tadcaster Road offer Christmas party nights.  “After a year of hard work, the Delta Hotel is here to deliver the festive celebration that you deserve! Located just outside of the city, with plentiful parking, there’s no better location to celebrate.

 Our Classics Suite, with its own bar, is a great choice for the ultimate party night but we also have a number of smaller spaces available for more informal celebrations.

With an expert event planner, a number of packages and preferential rates for bedrooms, we’ve got everything you need to bring your party to life!”

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York Racecourse

Racecourse Road, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX

York Racecourse is famous for their Christmas party nights in York.  “If you’re looking for the ideal Christmas party venue in York then look no further – There’s something for everyone whether you are looking for a classic disco or a live party band, or why not try our tribute night featuring Take That…  Our Christmas party season runs from November to New Year.”


We are delighted to announce our festive party nights for 2023, so come celebrate with us. Choose from our Band Party – or – Disco Party.

To book all we all we require is a deposit of £20.00 per person giving you the opportunity to set aside a little each month towards the remaining balance. Please email OR call us on 01904 638971 for availability and further details.


Saturday 2 December  

Friday 8 December  

Saturday 9 December  

Friday 15 December  

Saturday 16 December  


BAND PARTY £63.00 

Welcome drink on arrival

Glass of Prosecco or a bottle of beer, or sparkling elderflower

Four course meal  – starter, carvery main course, grand dessert and cheese buffet, and coffee

Live party band the Monotones followed by Disco

Novelties and crackers



Welcome drink on arrival

Glass of Prosecco or a bottle of beer, or sparkling elderflower

Three course meal – starter, carvery main course, dessert trio served to your table, and coffee


Novelties and crackers

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Turtle Bay

11 Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX

Turtle Bay serve Caribbean style food in a cool and stylish bar and restaurant.

2 courses for £24.50 | 3 courses for £29.50 – with a free festive cocktail!

Celebrate Christmas with Caribbean good times. Book your party with us and choose from set menus of deliciously addictive Caribbean food, Happy Hour 2-4-1 cocktails and seriously good times that will whisk you away to paradise.

We’ll be cooking up everything from mouth-watering jerk to warming curries, all perfectly paired with a FREE festive cocktail on arrival to get the party started. If you’re planning for a big group, you can be sure there’s something for everyone – including loads of fresh, flavour-packed vegan options and plenty of dishes that are low on spice!  

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The Fox and Roman

58 Tadcaster Rd Dringhouses, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LR

If you are looking for something more relaxed that a party night for your group, what about a festive dinner at The Fox and Roman.

“It’s never been more important to focus on the things that truly matter this Christmas – to make those moments with friends & family that bit more special. This year, make sure the Christmas period is time well spent at one of our Vintage Inns pubs with your loved ones. From our crackling log fires, to our hearty festive menus, and our endearing cosy corners. We’re the perfect setting for quiet relaxed drinks, group parties, and seasonal gatherings.

Take a look at our Festive, Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve sample menus for a flavour of what we’ve got in store for you at The Fox and Roman this year.”



Hilton York

1 Tower St, York YO1 9WD

Hilton York cater for special events, the “hotel is the ideal location for private dining and social events, small or large. Our recently transformed City of York Suite will add character to any occasion with two private courtyard areas and private conservatory bar area. Hilton York has comprehensive private dining menus to suite every taste and budget. From light finger buffets or canapés to five-course gala dinners, Hilton York hotel has it covered”


Holiday Inn

Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QF

Looking for a Christmas party dinner and disco?  Have a look at Holiday Inn’s offering.  “Whether you want a festive night out with your friends, or you’re looking to organise an office Christmas party for you and your colleagues, here at the Holiday Inn York we have party packages to suit all.  Join us at the Holiday Inn York for an amazing Christmas party atmosphere at one of our party nights where you can enjoy a delicious three-course meal and dance the night away with our resident DJ.”


The Dormouse

Clifton Park Ave, York YO30 5PA

If you are looking for something more relaxed that a party night for your group, what about a festive dinner?  The Dormouse are running a festive menu from the 25th of November until the 30th of December 2020.  You can choose to have 2 or 3 courses.  Main courses include options like hand carved turkey breast and slow-cooked belly pork.




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