Yorkshire's Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets have made a comeback in recent years and if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, there are some fabulous ones to visit throughout Yorkshire. Below are all the main ones throughout the region, each with a link to places to stay close to where they are held.

These markets often have local produce and handcrafted items, which make gifts more personal and special. They tend to cater for all ages and are very family orientated. A lot have appearances from Father Christmas and even his reindeers, they have carol singiners and nativity performances.

Why not treat yourself to a perfect shopping trip, maybe have a glass of mulled wine, a minced pie and roasted chesnuts. With some of these Christmas Markets starting in mid November, how many could you fit in before Christmas day is upon us?

  • Leeds Christmas Market

    Leeds Christmas Market

    Christkindelmarkt, German Christmas Market held in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic winter village with authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and lots of light entertainment.

    Friday November 9th – Saturday December 22nd, 2018

    Where to stay near Leeds

  • Leeds Christmas Market

    St. Nicholas Fayre, York

    This Christmas fair runs from 15th Nov 2018 to 23rd December 2018 in the middle of Parliament Street. Great place to get you into the festive spirit with lots of Christmassy food and gift stalls

    Thursday November 15th – Sunday December 23rd, 2018

    Where to stay near York

  • Harrogate Christmas Market

    Harrogate Christmas Market

    This 4 day festive market takes place on The Stray in the historic Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate town centre and hosts nearly 200 stalls of festive delights ! Santa makes an appearance with his real life reindeer.

    Thursday 15th November – Sunday 18th November, 2018

    Where to stay near Harrogate

  • Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Sledmere House

    Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Sledmere House

    Annual Christmas delight held within the Home Farm buildings with over 100 stalls, selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food. At the weekend, Father Christmas will make and appearance in his magical Grotto. There is also a tractor and trailer trip to the deer park.

    Friday 7th December – Sunday 9th December, 2018

    Where to stay near Sledmere House

  • Grassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas Market

    Grassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas Market

    Visit this and soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere with lots in authentic costume and stalls, bands and buskers singing. Father Christmas appears and there is a torchlit nativity procession.

    1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th December 2018

    Where to stay near Grassington

  • Beverley Festival of Christmas

    Beverley Festival of Christmas

    Every 2nd Sunday in December Beverley hosts a fantastic festive delight with over 120 stalls, entertainment in the form of live music, dance, carol singing, face painting, traditional Victorian Fairground rides, Santa’s Grotto + pantomime performances.

    Sunday 9th December and Sunday 23rd December, 2018

    Where to stay near Beverley

  • Country Living Fair (Harrogate)

    Country Living Fair (Harrogate)

    Held at Harrogate Convention Centre with over 300 exhibitors with gifts, decorations and food including workshops, talks and demonstrations.

    Thursday 29th November - Sunday 2nd December, 2018

    Where to stay near Harrogate

  • Knaresborough Christmas Market

    Knaresborough Christmas Market

    Enjoy the start of the Christmas season with Knaresborough’s Christmas market with festive stalls, shops and lively entertainment.

    Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December, 2018

    Where to stay near Knaresborough

  • Selby Christmas Market

    Selby Christmas Market

    Come along to the Market Place outside the Abbey from 9am to 5pm. Christmas lights are being turned on at 4pm. Carol singing and Santa

    Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December, 2018

    Where to stay near Selby

  • Malton  Christmas Food Market

    Malton Christmas Food Market

    Come along to the Milton Rooms and Malton’s central Market Place from 9am to 3pm, and expect festive food, gift stalls, live chef demos + music. FREE entry.

    Saturday 8th December to Sunday 9th December, 2018

    Where to stay near Malton

  • Otley Victorian Fayre

    Otley Victorian Fayre

    The 33rd Otley Victorian Fayre is helped from 12 – 6pm - shopkeepers and stall holders dress in period costume and local schools come to sing Christmas carols.

    Sunday 2nd December 2018

    Where to stay near Otley

  • Richmond Town Christmas Market

    Richmond Town Christmas Market

    Free family fun for all ages, stalls, local produce, handcrafted goods, food stalls and gift ideas found inside the Town Hall or the Indoor Market

    Sunday 2nd December 2018

    Where to stay near Richmond

  • Skipton Yuletide Festival

    Skipton Yuletide Festival

    Skipton will be celebrating its 24th Yuletide Festival between 10 am and 4 pm and in previous years has attracted tens of thousands of people to Skipton’s high street full of festive stalls and Christmas entertainments.

    Sunday 2nd December and Sunday 9th December, 2018

    Where to stay near Skipton

  • Bedale Christmas Festival

    Bedale Christmas Festival

    Award-winning community market with 40 stalls selling food and crafts.

    Saturday 1st December 2018

    Where to stay near Bedale

  • Hovingham Village Market, York

    Hovingham Village Market, York - Christmas Specials

    There are 50+ stalls at these special Christmas Markets at Hovingham Village, local producers, designers and makers with festive flair, including new guest stalls. Father Christmas will make an appearance.

    Saturday 1st December and Monday 15th December, 2018

    Where to stay near York