All I want for Christmas is...
Here's some of the calendar highlights for your area.
Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.
Now in its 6th year, the Harrogate Christmas Market (photographed above) has won several awards and is now recognised as one of the best in the UK. It has a strong Yorkshire theme and features many goods not normally found on the High Street. Hand-crafted gifts made in or near Yorkshire are favoured whilst locally produced food and drink feature on several very popular stalls.
Celebrating the very best of local arts, country crafts and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, and ceramics to tree decorations, scented soaps and handmade chocolates. There's also a visit from Santa, traditional music and children's craft-making activities. Drop in any time
This market has grown from a handful of cabins on the main shopping area of Sheffield to an entire Christmas experience of 50 cabins. Santas Grotto is at the heart of the event with the much loved Sleigh Bar and the traditional German Sausage grill. Santas Grotto guarantees a meeting with the big man himself with a photo opportunity and top quality gifts for every child.
A festive market showcasing some of the region’s favourite independent food, drink and craft traders will take over our central courtyard for two weekends, while the surrounding resident shopping and dining offer provides the perfect place for you to find that special gift and stop for a bite to eat along the way.
There will be a wide selection of independent stallholders selling unique and luxury gift items for your loved ones this festive season, all in the beautiful and historic setting of Duncombe Park’s stately home. Standing in 300 acres of parkland, Duncombe Park is the home of the Duncombe family and is rarely open to the public, so this event presents a unique opportunity for people to enjoy its impressive interiors.
Treat yourself and your loved ones with gifts from over 80 independent makers selling textiles, ceramics, jewellery, prints, handmade cosmetics, candles, stationary, homeware and delicious artisan food and drink. With a mix of craft and homeware stalls – featuring some of the UK’s most talented artists and designers – plus a food and drink tent selling artisan produce made in Yorkshire and an outdoor area with a range of delicious street food.
Christmas is a time for celebration and what better way to start the festive season than with a trip to the Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair. Meet hundreds of artisan designers and makers along with regional food producers, all under one roof. A lively programme of talks, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Lots of ideas on things to make, cakes to bake, talents to nurture and gifts to give in the Country Living Live Theatres.
Nowhere will you find more festive cheer than in Burley-in-Wharfedale on the afternoon of its Christmas Market, Craft Fair and Lights Switch-on! This special event on Saturday 1st December is loved by thousands of locals and visitors, who come back year after year to shop, play, drink, eat and be merry with friends and family in an unbeatable atmosphere.
This year's event takes place on the Market Place on 1 December 2018 from 9am - 5pm. There will be stalls and entertainment on the Market Place and the Mayor will switch on the lights at 4pm along with their guest of honour.
Entertainment, community carols, marquee with stalls selling lots of Christmas goodies. oh yes and Santa will be joining us for the day!
A brightly lit Christmas tree stands proudly beside the Old Market Cross. Street entertainers wander through the crowds. The shopkeepers complete the picture with their colourfully decorated windows. Welcome to Knaresborough Christmas Market.
With over 120 market stalls including Festive Food, Christmas Shop, All That Glitters Gifts and Sheffield, Made goods you'll find everything from those perfect stocking fillers to that unique surprise gift. Enjoy festive family entertainment with our Family Fairground, Music Hall Stage, Dickensian Folk, Traditional Crafts and Skills, Santa Industries Co. Grotto and Reindeer.
Having run for over 35 years, this Christmas Festival, with a Victorian flair, has something unique and special – worth visiting at this magical time of year as it offers a little twist of the Oliver kind!
Otley Victorian Fayre was originally the brainchild of Otley Chamber of Trade. They wanted to give the towns shops a boost in the run up to Christmas and chose the Victorian theme because it was in the Victorian era that Christmas, as we now know it, really started.
This year the annual Richmond Town Christmas Market is being held on Sunday 3rd December from 10am – 4pm. As per previous years, this is a free Christmas event for all the family to enjoy. They are already working hard to bring together an eclectic mix of stalls and market areas, selling local produce, handcrafted goods, food stalls, as well as original inspirational Christmas gift ideas. Everything wil be located either in and around the town Market Place, inside the Town Hall (Chic Vintique Market), inside the Green Howards or the Indoor Market.
Come to Skipton for Christmas and buy all your gifts from our famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops. The Christmas Market runs the full length of the High Street alongside many local charity and gift stalls selling everything you could want for your friends and family.
After a successful fair last year, The Garden Rooms at Tennants are once again transforming the garden rooms into a winter wonderland on the 8th & 9th December. It will be the ideal place to kick start the Christmas holidays and pick up some unique gifts in festive surroundings. With free entry and free parking why not enter into the luxury of this Christmas Fair where designers and artisans will be offering a wonderful range of wares from cashmere, leather and Jewellery to home wares. You can be sure to uncover extraordinary gifts of style, design and taste.
The Christmas version of our popular monthly food market but with non food gifts as well. Expect fab food, festive gift stalls, street food, live chef demos and music. Don't forget trips to Talbot Yard for stocking filler gifts!
The Beverley Festival of Christmas is one of the largest Christmas Festival events in the UK. A one day event (always the 2nd Sunday in December) brings four fantastic Victorian Christmas Market locations and a whole range of festive entertainment to Beverley Town Centre. There's over 120 stalls attending, all selling a wide variety of handcrafted products, from Jewellery to Gin - the majority of which is made within the East Riding of Yorkshire. A hugely popular event on the calendar at Christmas time.