Christmas Lights Switch On Yorkshire 2024

Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Dates Between 17th November and 14th January 2024
Wrap up warm and experience the park after dark as you explore the magic of our illuminated enchanted realms, as we light up the dark nights this festive season!

Sheffield Christmas Lights Festive weekend

18th and 19th November 2023
Taking place across the city centre on expect street entertainment, choirs, Santa’s Grotto, fairground rides, dance, panto and of course some special guests to switch on the lights.

Glow at RHS Harlow Carr

27th November to 30th December 2024
Enjoy a magical adventure at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, discovering spectacular light displays along your way. See iconic features such as Streamside, the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns and Kitchen Garden glow with dazzling colours.

Light Up Wakefield District

17th to 26th November 2023
Light Up will return to start of the festive season. Light Up events take place in Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract Castle and Pontefract. including Christmas light switch-ons, festive markets, street entertainment, choirs and more.

Skipton Christmas Lights Switch On

26th November 2023
Christmas Lights Switch On with a FREE full day event packed full of festive entertainment for all the family! Starting with the Great Skipton Santa Fun Run, live entertainment and music and market.

Barnsley Bright Lights

24th and 25th November 2023
Bright Nights returns to Barnsley town centre – with two nights of FREE illuminating events and activities to enjoy, including light art trail and festival parade.

Light Up Haworth Weekend and Artisan Market

2nd and 3rd December 2023
The lights across the village will be switched on this weekend. There is no switch on event, but there will be music along the cobbles across the whole weekend. There will be a festive Artisan Market in Central Park on both days across the weekend.

Sewerby Hall Winter Woodland Christmas event

Winter Woodland at Sewerby Hall

8th to 22nd December 2023
The hugely popular Sewerby Winter Woodland is returning! An all-new spectacular display of lights, sounds and special effects will bring the grounds to life for a great evening out this festive season.

Otley Chrsitmas Lights Switch On

27th November 2023
The traditional countdown to Christmas will commence with the Christmas Lights switch-on to be held in Otley Market Place. This event will start at 5.45pm with a range of music entertainment and a range of attractions in the square, followed by a firework display.

National Coal Mining Museum

Illumine: Christmas Lights Switch On

24th to 26th November 2023
Pop-up activities around the site, brass band and choir performances, plus plenty of festive treats and food. Families can get crafty and join in our lantern-making workshops over the weekend ready for Sunday evening’s unmissable lantern parade to close the festivities.

Thirsk Christmas Lights Switch On

29th November 2023
Christmas Fayre, live entertainment and lights switch on in Thirsk. Including YO1 radio, and the Thirsk Royal British Legion Band.

Settle Christmas Lights Switch On

25th November 2023
Festivities start at 12:00, Christmas Market, local performers, raffle and more.

tulips made of light

Scarborough Lights

15th November to 23rd December 2023
Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme and will see the whole town sparkle and shine from 15 November through to 23 December, with many free light displays to enjoy.

Halifax Christmas Parade

18th November 2023
Involving up to 200 costumed characters and expected to attract thousands, the eagerly awaited walking parade on 18 November will follow a simple route through the heart of Halifax, launching the town’s Christmas festivities in the process.

Santa Claus with magical red box

Christmas in Yorkshire

Christmas in Yorkshire -a wonderful time of year, discover your Christmas Adventure, the best place to see Santa Claus, the best local Christmas markets and where to experience the best christmas Lights.

Christmas Markets in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Christmas Markets 2023

Support local business and artisan traders a t your local Christmas Markets and Fairs. Markets start as early as mid-November and some run through to Christmas Eve for the mast minute shopper.

Santa Claus checking his list, with large lit christmas tree sprkling in the background

Father Christmas in Yorkshire

Where to find Santa Claus in Yorkshire this Christmas - he's in caves, on boats and even can be found in more traditionl grottos. Book a special trip for your family this Christmas in Yorkshire.

Gauntlett Christmas Fair

Pantomimes In Yorkshire

Would it be Christmas without a trip to the panto? Ooh no it wouldn't!. Days Out Yorkshire guide to pantos, and an occasional Christmas show, in Yorkshire.

Christmas Family Fun in Yorkshire

Christmas Family Fun in Yorkshire

Christmas Family fun in Yorkshire, days out and events to keep the family entertained in December and throughout the Christmas school holidays.

Christmas carols in Fountins Abbey

Christmas Carol Concerts in Yorkshire

Christmas Carol and musical concerts in Yorkshire, professional, amatuer and junior choirs providing a wonderful mix of carols and Christmas music through the ages.