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A look ahead to Christmas in and around Harrogate

PUBLISHED: 00:54 03 November 2015 | UPDATED: 01:09 18 November 2015

Gourmet food is on the menu in Harrogate

Gourmet food is on the menu in Harrogate

Winter wonders in Harrogate and district

November 19th-22nd
Harrogate Christmas Market
In the heart of the town’s historic Montpellier Quarter, the four-day Harrogate Christmas Market is filled with high quality products from across Yorkshire and the UK.
From festive decorations to hand-made accessories and traditional toys, there is something to please everyone.
As well as 200 traders, Harrogate Christmas Market features children’s funfair rides and Santa in his Grotto – complete with real reindeer.

December 4th to 13th
Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival
Enjoy a magical visit to St John's and vote for your favorite display whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine, beautiful music and the warmth of the new central heating.
St John's Parish Church, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AQ

December 5th & 6th; 12th & 13th; 19th & 22nd
Santa Experience at Lightwater Valley
A veritable winter fairytale, Lightwater Valley’s Christmas Wonderland gives you the chance to browse an array of amazing stalls, meet Santa, try out some fairground rides and watch a talking reindeer show (yes, talking reindeer!).

4th-6th, 11th-13th and 18th-24th
RHS Harlow Carr Magic of Christmas
For magical moments this yuletide join in with our family festivities: decorate a gingerbread man, write and post a letter to the North Pole and explore the garden on a Christmas trail.

December 11th - 13th
Foodies Festival Christmas, Harrogate International Centre
Foodies Festival Christmas brings Yorkshire’s top chefs and celebrity cooks, artisan producers and street food from around the world under one roof for a fabulous festive feast. Retro recipes inspired by Fanny Cradock in the Chefs Theatre, an Artisan Producers Market with vegan and gluten-free treats, Champagne Ski Bar, a Yorkshire Gin Theatre, Pudding Hall and Elf Cookery School are just some of the Christmas features to enjoy at this culinary winter wonderland. For more details visit

December 19th
The St Cecilia Orchestra Christmas Spectacular at Ripon Cathedral
A seasonal programme of Festive Music for all the family.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Tickets £15

December 22nd
Movies in Masham
The classic Christmas feel-good movie, It's a Wonderful Life, is being shown as part of the popular Movies in Masham initiative.
7:30pm - 10:00pm Tickets £5, on the door or in advance from Masham Community Office on 01765-680200

Until January 4th
Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park
You don’t need to go to Lapland this year for a true Christmas experience.  Stockeld Park’s Adventure Zones, magical gift emporium and cafe are waiting to be explored. And as if all that wasn’t enough, there’s also the Nordic Ski Trail and sculpture-filled Enchanted Forest to enjoy.

For more festive events in and around Harrogate go to

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