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Delve into the perfect festive atmosphere in the Yorkshire countryside on the lead up to Christmas this year. There are plenty of Christmas Markets to be found in various small towns across the county so you’re bound to find a range of unique presents for all your loved ones whilst enjoy the festive entertainment on offer too!
We’ve put together a list of all the best Christmas Markets to visit if you’re planning a trip to Yorkshire before the Christmas holidays begin. Read on for more details…
When: 16th November – 22nd December
At the St Nicholas Fair you can meander through the traditional stalls which sell some of the best arts, country crafts and seasonal gifts such as jewellery, tree decorations and ceramics There will also be an array of handmade soaps and chocolates.
For those hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa, you’ll be in luck! Father Christmas himself will be making a special visit to the York market so pop to see him and let him know what’s on your wish list.
There will be activities in abundance so why not put on some skates and get on the ice rink? or get your little ones to take part in some festive craft-making.
When: 16th November – 19th November
Now in its sixth year, the award winning Harrogate Market is now known as one of the best festive markets in the whole of the UK.
A strong Yorkshire theme can be found throughout the stalls and they’ll be plenty of goods on offer which you can’t usually find on the high-street with lots of hand-crafted gifts made in or near Yorkshire.
When: 2nd December
This one-day event provides perfect all round entertainment for the whole family. Opening from 9am there will be plenty of festive fun to get involved with.
From stalls to live entertainment performed by local schools, choirs and bands there’s something for everyone to enjoy … and there might even be some dancing turkeys to watch too! At 4pm the Mayor will switch on the lights to the Christmas Tree in a big light switch on event – it’s one not to miss!
When: 10th December
The Beverley Festival of Christmas is one of the largest in the UK. It brings together four Victorian Christmas Market locations and a whole load of festive entertainment to Beverley Town Centre each year. With over 120 stalls with items such as glass art, rustic signs, drink and food products, you’re bound to pick up a gift you’ll love!
When: 6th December
Pocklington’s Christmas Market is a popular event in the community calendar and is only a 6 minute drive (or less than 30 minutes walk, if you fancy the fresh air!) from our luxurious KP Resort. There will be a selection of stalls to browse around alongside some yummy food and drink stands! A live radio roadshow has been promised and there will be plenty of live music to keep you in the festive mood whilst you shop. Head down between 5pm and 9pm to get involved with the celebrations or pop into Santa’s Grotto which will be set up in the local church.
If you’re planning to book a luxury Yorkshire break, look no further than our KP Resort during the festive period. Not only is it set in an idyllic location surrounded by the Yorkshire Wolds countryside but it’s also the perfect place to soak up the Christmas atmosphere.