What a location!
Positioned part way along York’s most famous street, The Nutcracker Christmas Shop in York is most certainly on the tourist trail!
One of two Christmas shops in York, this store is right next door to The Shop That Must Not Be Named (and before you ask, that is it’s real name, not us being coy) in the street that inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.
Sister store to the Nutcracker Christmas Shop in Stratford, this shop under the watchful eye of the Nutcrackers’ family-friend Lawrence.
Exploring inside The Nutcracker Christmas Shop York
The entrance to the shop is ‘guarded’ by two photogenic red and green nutcrackers which certainly catch the eye as you stroll along the path.
Spread over two levels, there are plenty of gorgeous ornaments to explore, some even tucked into a traditional red phone box.
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You’ll find plenty of baubles to tempt you – from robins to doughnuts(!) – and a great selection of picks for your tree.
And with a wide variety of personalisable decorations and bespoke York ornaments on offer, you’re sure to find a souvenir to take home.
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But, for us, there is no denying that the biggest pleasure came from shopping in this iconic location with the opportunity to explore inside and bring home a memory of the street.
PERFECT FOR: Soaking up The Shambles & snagging a memento of historic York
FIND IT HERE: 32 Shambles, York YO1 7LX
DATE OF VISIT: 6 August 2021
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