All I want for Christmas is...
Here's some of the calendar highlights for your area...
Christkindelmarkt is Leeds' annual traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and daily programme of light entertainment
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
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.
Celebrating the very best of local arts, country crafts and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, and ceramics to tree decorations, scented soaps and handmade chocolates. Meet the makers and pick up a unique gift. There’s also a visit from Santa, traditional music and children’s craft-making activities.
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.
Visited annually by over 6000 people, the Christmas Market presents high quality craft and food items, produced and sourced by independent makers, collectives and small organisations from Yorkshire and further afield. This year they have an expanded offer with additional stalls, a dedicated food and drink market, creative activities for young and old and performances by local musicians and community groups.
Last year saw almost 50 stalls, as well as entertainment throughout the day from local schools, choirs and bands. This year is set to be just as much festive fun with stalls, entertainment, a special appearance from Santa and, if you're really lucky, a glimpse at the dancing turkeys too! The market opens at 9am and the Christmas lights will be switched on by the Mayor, Councillor Melanie Davis at 4pm.
Join them on the first weekend in December for a wonderful festive event in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough with quality stalls, shops and lively entertainment.
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.
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier.
Nowhere will you find more festive cheer than in Burley-in-Wharfedale on the afternoon of its Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on! This special event 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.
Otley Victorian Fayre has been running for many years. This is now a truly family day out with upwards of 17,000 people attending this fabulous, free event. On the pedestrianized streets you will see a wide variety of stalls offering gifts, food and the chance to help local charities and good causes. The indoor areas in The Black Horse Stable Yard and The Old Grammar School sell only hand crafted items. Don't miss the donkey rides and their greatest attraction, Santa's reindeer!
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.
Browse the handpicked stalls, enjoy a scrumptious bite, pop into the wonderful independent retailers and take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Soak up the magical seasonal atmosphere at The Piece Hall before retiring for a festive tipple at one of the cafes or bars.
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 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.
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Ampleforth Christmas Market this festive season on the 23rd December. Visit Mrs Claus and her elves in the Grotto and take part in the children's best dressed elf competition. The vibrant market will showcase local produce over 25 stall including free range meats, cheeses, handmade pottery, artisan breads and gifts.