Overview & description
Now in its 6th year, the Harrogate Christmas Market 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.
Harrogate Christmas Market is a great day out for all the family. In addition to about 200 unique trade stalls, you can visit Santa in his Grotto with real reindeer outside, enjoy the children’s funfair at just £1 a ride, and listen to the festive music provided by local performers in our busking area.
Whether you’re looking for fantastic high street shopping, exclusive gift boutiques, a quiet corner for a relaxing coffee break, or a top class restaurant with an extensive menu, Harrogate has it all. Explore the town centre and outlying areas for amazing independent businesses you won’t find anywhere else, with unique products and friendly Yorkshire service.
Take your time with a stay in one of our many hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs, and enjoy the beautiful attractions right on your doorstep. Add in the variety of attractive Christmas Lights and decorated Shop Windows in our unique town centre and the result is a fantastic destination for all your festive needs.
Join us for the Opening Ceremony: Thursday 16th November, 10am, when Santa arrives on his sleigh drawn by real live reindeer, to officially open Harrogate Christmas Market together with the Mayor of Harrogate!
If you wish to avoid the crowds, the best times to come are Thursday and Friday any time and Saturday evening. All the paths through the Market are had tarmac, so disabled visitors are able to get around it.
To secure parking space in Harrogate Town Centre come early and look for the Jubilee, Victoria and West Park car parks – all only a short walk from the Christmas Market. The market location is near Bettys, just down Montpellier Hill opposite the War Memorial.
Why not use the flagship No. 36 bus to get to Harrogate? Running to Harrogate from Ripon and Leeds, it offers regular services seven days a week from early morning until late evening. Regular bus services also run to Harrogate from Boroughbridge, Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge.
Alternatively try our direct rail services from Leeds and York to Harrogate’s bus and rail interchange.
Then simply jump on our FREE Shuttle Bus from Harrogate Bus Station to the Christmas Market and back. Daily service throughout the Christmas Market, running up to every 10 minutes.
From Rail & Bus Station: Stand No 1.
From the Christmas Market: Entrance 2 on Montpellier Hill.
Full information available on our web site: www.HarrogateChristmasMarket.org or phone 01423 879208
Facilities available at Harrogate Christmas Market 2017
- Disabled Access
- Child Friendly
- Food & Drink Available