November Yorkshire in 2024 Great Days Out in Yorkshire

November is packed full of great events, including film festivals, bonfire night and the run up to Christmas starts now.

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Bonfire Night 2023

November is packed full of great events, including film festivals, bonfre nght and the run up to Christmas starts now.

Hull Christmas market and Victorian event

Hull Victorian Christmas Market

26th and 27th November 2023
Queen Victoria and her Consort Prince cordially invite you to join them at the Hull Museums Quarter for a splendid Victorian Christmas celebration. The Victorians transformed Christmas establishing many of the traditions we know and love today. Join us and immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas past with a wonderful selection of activities including: Victorian and Dickensian Characters (BSL), Carousel, Horse and Carriage Rides, Traditional Christmas craft activities, Traditional live music, Storytelling (BSL), Steam organ, Food and drink stalls and Market stalls.

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.

1st to 5th November

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Leeds International Film Festival

3rd to 19th November 2023
The Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) is the largest film festival in England outside London. Founded in 1987, it is held in November at various venues throughout Leeds.

York Ghosts in the garden

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 12th November 2023
Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals - all in beautiful settings.

Illuminate The Gardens

Illuminate The Gardens

3rd, 4th and 5th November 2023
A magical night out for the whole family, at ILLUMINATE THE GARDENS you can enjoy some delicious street food or grab a drink from the licensed bar, get involved in some free kids activities, enjoy the vintage fairground rides and watch mesmerising fire performance.

Yorkshire Festival of Story

3rd to 19th November 2023
YFOS 23 will use epic stories, fairy tales, theatre, and song to explore how we speak truth to power and how we can achieve justice through stories. We’re thrilled to welcome a diverse and eclectic mix of storytellers, authors, artists, film directors, singers, and even an explorer

Hull Comedy Festival

31st October to 11th November 2023
Hull’s annual comedy festival has announced a return for 2023 with a huge line-up of hilarious comedy acts from all over the UK.

Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

1st to 3rd November 2024
Halloween Gathering in Whitby, with Peter Hook & The Light, Creeper, IST IST, Skeletal Family, Black Doldrums, The Gospel & Carpe Noctum + more to be announced. Alongside this we have our wonderful Gothic & Alternative markets.

6th to 12th November

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival

7th to 12th November 2023
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

Artisan Winter Market at Harewood House

8th to 12th November 2023
For four days only, 100 local makers, crafters and producers will fill Harewood’s North Park Walk for this special Artisan Winter Market curated by Little Bird Made. Small entry fee is payable.

Thought Bubble

11th and 12th November 2023
Thought Bubble is the Yorkshire Comic Art Festival! A week long celebration of comics, illustration and more spread across the whole of Yorkshire, finishing in a huge two day comic convention in Harrogate.

Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival

2023 Dates TBC
The Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival (YSDF) is a non-competitive annual dance event that engages children of all ages and abilities from primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part in dance activities.

Scarborough Film Festivals

9th to 12th November 2023
A brand new, four day festival of screenings, exhibitions and events, bringing a diverse array of films from across the UK and the rest of the world to the festival hub at the McCarthy cinema and other venues across Scarborough

Flying Scotsman in Doncaster

11th and 12th November 2023
This autumn, Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam locomotive in the world, will be returning to its birthplace of Doncaster for a special centenary visit.

Spirit of Adventure

10th and 11th November 2023
Designed to be seen and heard in the unique surroundings of Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival brings the wild outdoors into the heart of the city with a unique curation of adventure films celebrating the spirit of adventure often found in surprising people and places.

Christmas Craft Fair at Danby Lodge

11th and 12th November 2023
Join North York Moors at Danby Lodge and be inspired for Christmas with a range of stalls selling handmade craft and produce. Support independent small businesses whilst buying an unique Christmas gift.

Artisan Makers Market at Farmer Copleys

11th, 12th, 18th and 19th November 2023
40 artisan makers selling a wonderful selection of handmade products. Festive decorations for your home, unique handmade gifts and much more. Listen to live music to set the perfect festive mood.

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Night

3rd to 25th November 2023
How Stean Gorge Dark Skies evenings, the plan is to canoe beneath the stars. Via Ferrata may take place in clement weather.

13th to 19th November

Otley Science Festival

13th to 19th November 2023
IA set of great speakers on diverse topics, another Science Quiz (with food option), a Science Café, and something different – a Friday evening introduction to cheese science, with tasting! Plus, of course, a series of daytime schools shows.

Compass Festival

Returns in 2024
Join Compass Festival for six thought provoking, moving and playful projects throughout the year. Taking you on a journey around Leeds, the festival largely takes place outside and can be explored alone, in small groups or from home.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

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17th to 26th November 2023
HCMF is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film.

Bradford Ice Carnival

18th and 19th November 2023
Head to Centenary Square to see amazing ice sculptures, enjoy children's funfair rides, street performers, live music, and more! All for Free. Plus there'll be a Reindeer Parade in City Park on the Sunday

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
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.

Charity Christmas Market at Boston Park Farm

18th November 2023
Join us at the farm on Saturday 18th November for our annual charity Christmas market. This year our chosen charity is Children’s Air Ambulance. With over 30 stalls for you to browse we are sure you’ll be able to find some lovely Christmas gift ideas or even just a special treat for yourself!

Artisan Makers Market at Farmer Copleys

11th, 12th, 18th and 19th November 2023
40 artisan makers selling a wonderful selection of handmade products. Festive decorations for your home, unique handmade gifts and much more. Listen to live music to set the perfect festive mood.

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Night

3rd to 25th November 2023
How Stean Gorge Dark Skies evenings, the plan is to canoe beneath the stars. Via Ferrata may take place in clement weather.

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.

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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.

Todmorden Book Festival

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17th to 25th November 2023
New and established writers from across the region and the UK, as well as the work of international authors, with fiction, non-fiction and poetry events for adults and children.

The Polar Express at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

18th November to 24th December 2023
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with the magic of the 2004 motion picture. Chris Van Allsburg’s story will be theatrically recreated, so families can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!

20th to 26th November

Blacksmith working creating a flurry of sparks

Malton St Clement's Festival

25th November 2023
A celebration of Malton’s host of craftspeople, the Autumn and St Clement, the patron of blacksmiths. A whole host of activities planned throughout the day including sculpture and art trails, light shows, a variety of musical performances with singing and dancing.

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Thirsk Christmas Fayre

24th to 26th November 2023
Local traders, family fun and entertainment and the Big Switch On takes part on Friday evening.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
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.

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.

Ice Cube promotional logo

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

Magical Christmas Experience at Birchfield Farm

25th November to 23rd December 2023
Meet Mother Christmas in her sitting room to check in and collect your sleigh ride tickets. Take a sleigh ride to Sants's grotto in the woods.

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Night

3rd to 25th November 2023
How Stean Gorge Dark Skies evenings, the plan is to canoe beneath the stars. Via Ferrata may take place in clement weather.

The Polar Express at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

18th November to 24th December 2023
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with the magic of the 2004 motion picture. Chris Van Allsburg’s story will be theatrically recreated, so families can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!

Bright Light on Christmas stall

Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Buy local from a Christmas markets in Yorkshire in 2023, from small locals fetes and fairs to the month long festivals and celebrations of Christmas.

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

Santa's hands holding a magical 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.

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

27th to 30th November

York Christmas Market

18th November to 23rd December 2023
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Sheffield Christmas Market

18th November to 24th December 2023
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.

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.

Ice Cube Leeds

24th November to 31st December
Taking place from November 24, the annual event promises a joyful experience for all ages featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, a range of Christmas market stalls and other winter themed attractions.

Fantasy Realms of Imagination

10th November 2023 to 17th January 2024
This new exhibition, inspired by Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library, is hidden throughout the magical setting of Leeds Central Library. Explore the beautiful building, discovering ancient artefacts, spellbinding books and pop culture legends as you go.

York Nutcracker Trail

16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis to bring you 10 bespoke nutcracker statues, dotted around the city.

Brearley Bear Christmas Collectibles

25th November 2023 to 7th Janury 2024
This year young fans of Brearley Bear can find a series of collectable trading cards at participating venues. In total there are 30 cards to collect featuring Brearley and his friends, including Penistone Pony, Greno Goat, Fulwood Frog, Loxley Fox and many more!

Elf and Grinch Trail in Holmfirth

20th November to 31st December 2023
Merrily wander around our local shops and businesses in Holmfirth and Honley and spot the mischievous elves and Grinches in the shop windows. When you have spotted one, fill in your sheet with the elf’s number and the shop name. £2 per sheet,