Christmas Starts in Richmondshire
With Bustling Market Towns and beautiful villages in abundance, you are sure of a warm welcome for you and your family in Richmondshire this Christmas.
Christmas Craft Fair in Hawes
The Market House in the pretty dales town of Hawes opens its doors for an eclectic mix of festive stalls, with a wide range of high-quality handmade crafts and art products made by local and regional exhibitors. Visit the Christmas Craft Fair in Hawes for an opportunity to meet the makers, discuss their work and buy great quality Christmas gifts from small local businesses. Entry is free.
Leyburn Christmas Festival
24 - 25 November
Start your celebrations in the vibrant market town of Leyburn. Christmas comes alive on the 24 November with the opening of the two-day Living Magazine Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair at Tennants. Festivities continue over the weekend in the Market Square with the Leyburn Christmas Festival. Enjoy The Little Bird Artisan Market which offers an exciting range of stalls celebrating independent producers and makers. Be entertained by brass bands and seasonal entertainers and take the opportunity to meet Holly and Ivy the reindeer – you may even have time for a catch-up with Santa!
Christmas events in Richmond
Celebrations continue into December with a fabulous programme of events at The Station in Richmond. The Beautiful, disused, Victorian Railway Station has been lovingly transformed into a wonderful Community venue which includes a cinema, café, Art gallery and a selection of shops. Over Christmas, The Station comes alive with a lineup of festive treats for you to enjoy, including a variety of Christmas Fairs (2, 9 & 16 December), a selection of festive workshops (3, 9, 23 December), and some wonderful classic Christmas Films for you to sit back, relax and enjoy
Kaleidoscope - A Christmas of Colour at Kiplin Hall
1 - 17 December (excluding Thursdays)
Celebrating the festive season through a spectrum of fantastic colour, themed decorations in each room echo the rich sentiments of family, togetherness, and joy in Kiplin’s past, present and future. Open between 10am and 4pm Kaleidoscope brings some colourful Christmas cheer to your visit.
Richmond Christmas Market
Sunday 3 December
Join us in Richmond Market Place from 10 a.m. for this year's Richmond Christmas Market. In partnership with Little Bird Markets, Richmond Town Council is hosting a Christmas Market. There will be a diverse selection of high-quality artisan stalls, entertainment for all the family, and a visit from the man himself - Father Christmas!
Richmond Georgian Theatre Pantomime: Rapunzel
6 December - 7 January
The Curtain is lifted on Rapunzel, The Georgian Theatre Royal pantomime, on 6 December and runs until 7 January 2024. Loved by locals and visitors of all ages the Georgian Theatre Panto has developed a reputation for being one of the best pantomimes around. Rapunzel will have all the hallmarks expected of a Richmond pantomime - bags of laughter, lots of audience participation, and of course, those two essential ingredients - knitting and Tunnock's teacakes!
André Rieu’s White Christmas 2023
Sunday 10 December 2pm
Join André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra for their brand new Christmas concert, André Rieu’s White Christmas, beamed live and screened at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre. A brand-new Christmas show from André Rieu this December. An unforgettable festive cinema treat for the whole family! Booking advised.
Leyburn Band Christmas Concert & Fireworks Display
18 December 6:30pm
Visit the Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn for this wonderfully festive event, the Leyburn Band Christmas Concert . Leyburn Band will perform a diverse repertoire of music, including traditional Christmas tunes (and some new ones too!). There will be a fireworks display leading into the concert. Booking advised.
With a wide selection of Christmas Markets, fun and festive workshops, and lots of opportunities to meet Father Christmas, wherever you visit us in Richmondshire this Christmas you are sure of a festive welcome and a trip to remember.