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Here's some of the calendar highlights for your area:
Sheffield Christmas Market, 13 November - 24 December 2015
A truly magical experience awaits you on Fargate with the arrival of the Sheffield Christmas Market. Traditional wooden cabins offering a huge choice of seasonal goodies makes this the perfect place to stock up on gifts, foods and treats! Also, Santa will be meeting the children of Sheffield in his very own Lapland cabin. The market will be open daily from 10am to 6pm (8pm on Wednesdays) until Christmas Eve.
Christkindelmarkt, Leeds, 13 November - 20 December 2015
This is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel rides and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental style festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre. Set in the stylish civic setting of the award winning Millennium Square, Christkindelmarkt attracts many hundred thousands of visitors to Leeds each year and forms an integral part of the city's annual events programme.
The Moors National Park Centre Christmas Fair, 14-15 November 2015
The Moors National Park Centre's popular annual Christmas Fair presents over 30 stalls celebrating the very best of local arts, crafts and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, ceramics and stained glass to willow tree decorations, scented soaps and handmade chocolates. There's also a visit from Santa, traditional organ music and children's craft-making activities.
Harrogate Christmas Market, 19-22 November 2015
Organised by Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce, this four-day festive market will be filled with high quality Yorkshire and Harrogate products. There will be more than 140 chalets, mini-marquees, traditional market stalls and outdoor gazebos selling everything from Yorkshire cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations.
Bedale Christmas Festival, 21 November 2015
This festival is based in Bedale Hall and Park, with Father Christmas and lots of activities for the children, craft and gift stalls for the grown ups, plus music and festive refreshments. Together with the unique little shops in town, Bedale is a great place to do your Christmas shopping this year.
Bridlington Dickensian Festival, 22 November 2015
This very popular Festival Event is held in Old Town,on Sunday 22 November and comprises of over 60 Food & Craft stalls up High Street and an Old Town Fair in the Market Place,combined with entertainment of Choirs,Brass Bands, Old Fairground Organ and of course the arrival of Santa on his sleigh to his Reindeer & Elf helpers, before visiting his Grotto and giving out his presents to the children.
St Nicholas Fayre, York, 26 November - 20 December 2015
York will launch a festive programme for 2015, placing the city as the top destination in the UK for a Christmas break. Officially declared the Christmas Capital of the UK, come November and December few places in Britain offer such a variety of things to see and do during the festive season. Not only are its streets lined with exclusive shops, quality high-street stores, independent restaurants, café bars and pubs but the city celebrates Christmas in style with a host of seasonal events, including the now extended York St Nicholas Christmas Fair, Winter Wonderland and the Ice Factor (at the York Designer Outlet) and special events at many of York's world class visitor attractions, such as the National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and York's CHOCOLATE Story.
Whitby Christmas Market, Whitby, 27-30 November
Whitby's second Christmas Market will take place on Endeavour Wharf in the view of Whitby's famous Abbey and Swing Bridge. The market will feature Whitby's iconic beach huts, which will form an attractive and novel centre piece to the market. Whitby's very own version of the German Market beach huts we are so familiar with. The market will feature stalls from independent traders, artists, crafts people, hot food stalls and of course, a bar selling mulled wine.
Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On, 28 November 2015
Halifax will become a Christmas haven as soon as the staged event begins at 2pm on Saturday 28th November, with lots of live entertainment. Local dance groups, local choirs, children's entertainment and some well-known mascots, rugby stars, cheerleaders and radio celebrities will showcase their talents onstage for an afternoon and early evening to remember, and not forgetting the Victoria Theatre's pantomime cast. There will be a Christmas Market running from 10am until 6pm at the Woolshops with local crafts, hot food and plenty of gifts to buy, and a special appearance from a very busy man; Father Christmas will pop on to the stage to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas
Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market, 28-29 November 2015
This Victorian Christmas Festival is on Sat 28th and Sun 29th November 2015 with a wonderful Christmas Market of over 100 stalls full of locally produced foods and crafts. This is an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on delicious local food for Christmas and what better time to visit all the craft stalls where you are sure to find perfect Christmas gifts. There will be entertainment throughout both days with Christmas Carols being sung by local school choirs, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and street entertainers. Stallholders, entertainers, visitors and locals are all encouraged to dress in Victorian costume to help us create a wonderful Victorian atmosphere, shops and shop assistants will also be getting into the spirit of the Victorian Christmas and will be decked out in Victorian costume.
Country Living Fair, Harrogate, 3-6 December 2015
Soak up the magic of the festive season at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, enjoy a great day's shopping and leave with a hoard of heavenly gifts. The Fairs bring together hundreds of exhibitors from all over the UK in a festive extravaganza of quality and craftsmanship.
11th Annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Sledmere House, 4-6 December 2015
The eleventh annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair features over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Visitors are welcome to walk in the gardens (not normally open to the public during winter.) Children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto and the whole family can enjoy a tractor and trailer trip to the deer park. Please note, these attractions are available Sat & Sun only.
Leyburn Christmas Festival, 5 December 2015
The annual Christmas event is organised by Leyburn and Mid Wensleydale Business Association with the support of Round Table. Father Christmas usually arrives in great style and delivers presents to local children. Stalls and festive music add to the occasion to provide a lovely festive festival for all the family to enjoy. Market stalls for those Christmas gift ideas, refreshments and entertainment.
Knaresborough Christmas Market, 5-6 December 2015
A wonderful festive weekend in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough with quality stalls, shops and entertainment. This Christmas market always offers a full range of regional specialities, with locally produced fare from independent stallholders being very popular with visitors.
Victorian Christmas Weekend at Main Street, Haworth, 5-6 December 2015
Every year at Christmas time, Haworth is lit by twinkling fairy lights and festive shop windows. Each weekend in December the village hosts bands, choirs, carol singers and Father Christmas for visitors to enjoy with traders dressing in Victorian costume. The cobbled street is home to wonderful independant shops, tea rooms and public houses. If you are travelling to Haworth by car, parking is available in the Bronte Parsonage and Bronte Village car parks which are council owned
23rd Victorian Christmas Market - Kelham Island Museum, 5-6 December 2015
Gather under the gaslamps as our heart-warming Dickensian folk relive the magical world of Dickens at Christmas. With over 120 market stalls selling Sheffield, Made goods, All that Glitters Gifts and a Christmas Shop and Emporium to suits all tastes and pockets. Enjoy our festive family entertainment and food quarter, traditional fairground and Santa's Grotto with reindeer.
Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival, 5, 12, 19 December 2015
For three saturdays, Grassington travels back in time for the annual Dickensian festival. Step back in time to an era when Dickens was alive. Street entertainment, buskers, shoe-shine boys, chestnut sellers, santa's grotto, pickpockets, living statues, traditional Christmas outdoor market, indoor craft fair plus lots more. A family fun day out.
Santa Experience at Lightwater Shopping Village, 5-6 December 2015
It's not Christmas without a visit to Santa, so bring your little ones to Lightwater Valley's Santa Experience for a truly magical time. Jump aboard the Polar Lightwater Express as it takes you on a wintertime train ride to Santa's cabin, then enjoy a fireside story with Santa and his elves. There'll be refreshments fo everyone and of course a very special Christmas present, and even a little something for the adults! Enjoy our festive UV Puppet show and all of your favourite fairground rides.
Otley Victorian Fayre & Christmas Market, 6 December 2015
Otley Victorian Fayre has been running for many years. This is now a truly family day out with upwards of 17,000 people attending this fabulous, free event. On the pedestrianized streets you will see a wide variety of stalls offering gifts, food and the chance to help local charities and good causes. The indoor areas in The Black Horse Stable Yard and The Old Grammar School sell only hand crafted items. Don't miss the donkey rides and their greatest attraction, Santa's reindeer!
Christmas Fair Hosted By Yorkshire Heart, 6 December 2015
25 different trade stands from local suppliers & groups including jewellery, puzzles, games, gift cards & photography, timber products, Christmas wreaths, clothes, accessories, toys and much more including the PDSA,, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and local company the log shed who will free car parking & free entry. Santa and his helpers will be here to see the children with a gift for them and they will receive their own reindeer dust to take home!
Skipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market, 6 & 13 December 2015
The 'Gateway to the Dales' brings you Skipton's famous Yuletide Festival and market, which is celebrating its 21st Anniversary this year. Together with the market and great food stalls, there will be a full range of entertainment in the Town Centre throughout the day, both in the main High Street Arena and at locations across the Town. The whole of Skipton truly has a real Christmassy feel!
Helmsley Makes Christmas Magical, 7 December 2015
Whether it's high quality designer fashion & accessories, making your home ready for Christmas, enjoying art in the many galleries, or feasting on festive food & drink, Helmsley has something for everyone. And whatever the weather, you're guaranteed a warm welcome!
Malton Christmas Food Market, Malton, 12 December 2015
Christmas is coming early to Malton, thanks to the Malton Monthly Food Market on Saturday 12th December! One of the special guests will be none other than Santa Claus himself, who will be in his own Grotto in magical Milton Rooms during the festive event, which trades from 9am to 3pm. The market will boast over 45 food and drink stalls, a Festive Treat Hunt for the kids, and carols sung by the Kirkham Henry singers between 11.20am and 12.20pm.
Castle Howard's Stable Courtyard Christmas Market, 12-14 December 2015
For the perfect place to escape the crowds and pick up great gifts for the festive season, visit Castle Howard's Stable Courtyard and Market. Get great stocking fillers and books for all the family at the Bookshop, gifts for the home and children's toys in the Carriage House and a range of seasonal treats from the Farm Shop.
Beverley Festival of Christmas, 13 December 2015
This is arguably the largest Festival of its kind in Yorkshire which includes a Christmas Market with over 100 festive stalls, a fairground, various musical groups and individuals performing a varied programme of music and dance, a display by Bernese Mountain Dogs, a display of falconry, a re-enactment of a street battle by the Sealed Knot, marching and military bands, stilt walkers and Victorian street entertainers, a classic car rally and last but by no means least - Santa on his sleigh drawn through the town
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