The best Christmas Markets in Yorkshire
19:00 08 November 2015
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With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?
November 13th-December 20th
Set in Millennium square, the Leeds Market is one of the most established German -style markets in the UK. It has more than 40 wooden chalet stalls selling everything from handcrafted toys to gingerbread and candied fruits. There is also a traditional Christmas carousel as well as a selection of children’s rides and attractions. Opening times are 10.30am to 9.30pm from Monday-Saturday and 10.30am to 7.30pm on Sundays.
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November 13th-December 24th
Sheffield Christmas Market
This is a market of traditional wooden cabins which offer a huge choice of seasonal gifts, treats and food. Santa has his very own Lapland cabin. The market is open daily 10am-6pm (8pm Wednesdays) until Christmas Eve.
Harrogate Christmas Market
Head for the Stray in the town’s Montpellier Quarter for this four-day festive market for some of the finest Christmas shopping at something like 190 stalls selling everything from cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. Visit Santa’s Grotto, the children’s funfair and enjoy the musical entertainment. The market is open 10am-8pm Thursday-Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday.
November 14th & 15th
Christmas Craft Fair
The fair celebrates the best of local arts, country crafts and seasonal gifts including jewellery, ceramics and tree decorations, scented soaps and handmade chocolates. There’s also a visit from Santa, traditional organ music and children’s craft making activities. Opening times are 10am-4pm.
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
Christmas Shopping Evening at Swinton Park
Celebrate the coming of Christmas season with mulled wine, mince pies and a little retail therapy. Browse through gifts and spa products, buy gift vouchers and enjoy demonstrations and tastings of Swinton Park home made produce.
Tickets: £5 per person, redeemable against purchases totalling £10 or over. Reserve tickets by 14th November
Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon www.swintonpark.com
November 26th- December 20th
St Nicholas Fayre, York
Thousands of people head for the St Nicholas Fayre in York every year to shop for gifts, crafts, sweets and treats some of the very best in local farm produce as well as international produce from France and Germany.
December 6th & 13th
Skipton Yuletide Festival and Christmas Market
Find all your Christmas gifts at Skipton’s famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops. The market runs the full length of the High Street alongside many local charity and gift stalls. Plus a full range of Christmas entertainment and a traditional Christmas carol service.
December 5th, 12th & 19th
Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival
This famous festival never disappoints. The Yorkshire Dales village is alive with Christmas lights and entertainment, a traditional market with shopkeepers in Victorian dress. There is festive food, dancing, music, street entertainers and exhibitions of traditional country crafts. Opening times are from11am-5pm.
Christmas Fair at Park Lodge Shooting Range
Specially selected stallholders will be offering a wide range of locally produced treats and Christmas gift ideas to help you find that extra special something. It will be a great shopping experience for all particularly when combined with a visit to the bistro for a deserved glass of mulled wine, mince pie and sumptuous festive fair.
Beverley Festival of Christmas
Join in the fun of this Christmas shopping bonanza including arts and crafts, children’s toys and games, home ware, local food and drink plus street entertainment.