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Christmas Fairs & Markets in Yorkshire 2016


Christmas Fairs & Markets 2016

Christkindel christmas market in Leeds
Christkindelmarkt in Leeds

11th Nov to 18th Dec
Leeds Millenium Square will once again transform into a scenic winter village, with over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with twinkling colourful lights.
There’s something for all the family; Christmas carousel; stalls with handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations, specialty food and drink.

York St Nicholas Christmas festive market

York Christmas Market

Until 23rd December
The pop-up chalets are back on Parliament Street, providing a gift shoppers paradise of local produce, homecraft an unique gifts. With Thor's Tipi returning to provide a warm and welcome place to recharge & refuel why not visit today.


Father Christmas in Yorkshire

It's not really Christmas without a family visit to see Santa Claus to pass along your Christmas wishes. Father Christmas visits unique and original venues in Yorkshire like boats, trains, caves and planes as well as popping into Christmas Fairs, shopping centres an department stores. Find out where Father Christmas will be visiting near you.


13th November to 20th December

Leeds Millenium Square will once again transform into a scenic winter village, with over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with festive greenery and twinkling colourful lights.
There’s something for all the family from the ever popular Christmas carousel; stalls with handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations, specialty food and drink including Stollen and Gingerbread; and the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery providing a warm and cosy place to sit and enjoy authentic German food and drink.

Harrogate Christmas Market

19th to 22nd November
Held on The Stray the festive market will be filled with high quality Yorkshire and Harrogate products. This year it is expected to have around 200 stalls selling everything from Yorkshire cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. Not forgetting Santa's Grotto and real reindeer!

St Nicholas Market in York

19th November to 23rd December
York's Christmas market is back, explore the "street" of wooden shops packed with tasty local produce and wonderful unique gifts.

Ripon Cathedral Christmas Food & Drink Market

21st November
Over 100 stalls of seasonal gifts and food with more stalls at The Old Deanery Hotel. Santa’s Grotto for the children; Café serving food and drinks all day and musical entertainment by local choirs.
£2.50 / children free

Bridlington Dickensian Festival

22nd November
Bridington Dickensian Market takes over the historical centre of the town with over 50 stalls packed full of gifts and tasty treats, with reindeer, punch & judy, live music, fairground rounds and lots more.

Christmas Craft Fair & Second Hand Book Fair at Nostell Priory

28th & 29th November
Special Christmas Craft Fair with lots of unique locally made items to choose from and a collection of pre-loved books.

Country Living Christmas Fair

3rd to 6th December
Unique gifts to delight your loved ones, as well as inspired ideas and decorations to bring that magical Christmas sparkle to your home. Meet hundreds of artisan designers and makers, as well as regional food producers from across the British isles at Harrogate International Centre.

Annual Christmas Craft & Food Festival at Sledmere House

4th to 6th December
Featuring over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Winter warmers available in the Fair Cafe,tractor and trailer trips to the Deer Park and children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto

Victorian Christmas Market at Kelham Island Museum

5th & 6th December
A warm Dickensian welcome awaits at our biggest event of the year!  Join us for festive fun and shopping with over 120 stalls.  Enjoy traditional crafts and skills, family fairground, live music performances, Dickensian characters, Santa's Grotto and reindeer.

Grassington Dickensian Festival

Saturdays 5th December, 12th and 19th December 11am-5pm
Free event with park and ride facilities at a cost of £10 per car. Family fun day out with Victorian entertainment, Bands, choirs, dancers, street entertainers, Christmas market, Santa's grotto, torchlight procession plus lots more

Knaresborough Christmas Market

5th & 6th December
Edwardian themed Christmas market always offers a full range of regional specialities, with locally produced fare from independent stallholders and a variety of local and seasonal entertainment.

Rotherham Dickensian Market

5th December
With brilliant entertainment throughout the day for the whole family including Dr Pandamonious Fish, Punch and Judy, Miniature Steam Railway, Dr Phantasma’s Ten in One Show, Barrel Organ, Hog Roast, Madam Arcana’s Mirror of Destiny, Rotherham Town Brass Band, Scrooge and Scratchit, Victorian Dancers, Victorian Market, Circus Skills and Victorian Great Exhibition Treasure Trail, with prizes.

Otley Victorian Fayre

6th December
A wide variety of stalls offering gifts and food, including a special hand-crafted area, entertainment is provided by morris dancers, mummers, choirs, bell ringers and more. Plus a chance to meet Santa's reindeers.

Skipton Yuletide & Christmas Festival

6th & 13th December
The Christmas Market runs the full length of the High Street alongside many local charity and gift stalls. Christmasentertainment will run throughout the day and at 4pm when the market concludes a traditional carol service will take place at the Holy Trinity Church.

Beverley Festival of Christmas

13th December
Over 100 stalls selling a variety of high quality products including specialist foods craft and giftware from producers all over the north of England. Plus music, street entertainers and festive fun.