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

    St. Nicholas Fayre, York

    This Christmas fair runs in the middle of Parliament Street on its 30th Anniversary! Great place to get you into the festive spirit with lots of Christmassy food and gift stalls

    November 17th – December 23rd, 2022

    Where to stay near York

  • Harrogate Christmas Market

    Harrogate Christmas Market and Fayre

    There will be local traders and traditional European stalls. It starts at 10am in Harrogate Town and ends at 9pm on Sunday 12th.

    πŸŽ„ Friday 2th December - Sunday 11th December, 2022πŸŽ„

    Where to stay near Harrogate

  • Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Sledmere House

    Sheffield Christmas Market

    Christmas Cabins brimming full of all sorts of festive treats and special items all across fargate, Town hall Square and Peace Gardens.

    Starts Friday 18th Nov '22 (Monday to Thursday 10am - 6pm and Friday to Sundays through December 10am until 8pm

    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.

    πŸŽ„ 3rd to 10th December 2022 πŸŽ„

    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.

    πŸŽ„ Sun 11th December 2022 πŸŽ„

    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.

    πŸŽ„ 1st to 4th December 2022 πŸŽ„

    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.

    πŸŽ„ 3rd to 4th Dec '22 πŸŽ„

    Where to stay near Knaresborough

  • Selby Christmas Market

    Whitby Christmas Festival

    Lots of things for all the family - plenty of things to see and gifts and treats to buy for the season

    18th to 20th Novemeber 2022

    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.

    3rd to 4th December 2022

    Where to stay near Malton

  • Otley Victorian Fayre

    Otley Victorian Fayre

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

    πŸŽ„ Sunday 4th December 2022 πŸŽ„

    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

    πŸŽ„ 5th December 2022 πŸŽ„

    Where to stay near Richmond

  • Skipton Yuletide Festival

    Skipton Yuletide Festival

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

    4th and 11th December 2022

    Where to stay near Skipton

  • Bedale Christmas Festival

    Bedale Christmas Festival

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

    Saturday 3rd December 2022

    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.

    πŸŽ„ 17th Decemeber 2022 πŸŽ„

    Where to stay near York