Christmas 2023 Starts in Harrogate
Start your 2023 Christmas in Harrogate and you will be treated to the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional festive market. Extended to three weeks, the Harrogate Christmas Fayre is the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping with over 50 local and European traders selling everything from unique handmade gifts to tasty treats.
Live carol singing and entertainment will fill the air making for a magical Christmas atmosphere you can soak up whilst enjoying a tasty treat from one of the many stalls in the market, or in one of Harrogate’s many bars, cafés or restaurants.
Christmas Party Nights and Getaway Packages at DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa
The DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is a fantastic venue to celebrate this festive season. Eat, drink and dance with colleagues, friends and families, and celebrate Christmas in style! Party the night away stunning event suites, enjoy delicious cocktails and mouth-watering food in Frederick’s Lounge Bar or Carters Champagne Bar & Grill, relax at the ‘The Harrogate Spa’ or make a night of it and stay in the heart of Harrogate, North...
Just a short walk away you will find the Little Bird Market in Valley Gardens. This artisan market is a must-visit during the first three weekends of December. Browse a range of distinctive products from local, independent traders that are perfect stocking fillers for family and friends.
Discover festive fun at Crescent Gardens which is transformed into a winter wonderland with the addition of a magical ice rink, a traditional carousel and many more family attractions and activities to enjoy.
Harrogate Christmas Fayre
Experience the joy of Christmas in the heart of Yorkshire this December. Harrogate’s famous Christmas Market returns to the...
Harrogate Ice Rink & Christmas Attractions at Crescent Gardens
Crescent Gardens in Harrogate will take on a fairground feel again this year, but bigger and better. As well...
Harrogate Festive Artisan Market
Come and join Little Bird for their weekend Christmas artisan market in Harrogate Valley Gardens. Little Bird specialise in...
Apres Ski in the Courtyard
Take a break from the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle and find yourself some cosy festive calm at the Apres Ski in the Courtyard, care of the West Park Hotel. The team have created the perfect mid-winter experience where you can wrap up warm and enjoy your pick of a special menu featuring delicious hot dishes and carefully curated cocktails.Apres Ski at the West Park Hotel
Harrogate Pantomime, Dick Whittington
22 November - 14 January
Young Dick Wittington will set off to London to seek his fortune in the city where the streets are paved with gold. Packed with sparkle, silliness, and side-splitting jokes, Harrogate Theatre’s magical pantomime is a seasonal spectacular and we can’t wait to see you for the greatest adventure of them all!
Join Dick Whittington on an adventure of a lifetime to seek his fame and fortune in London town where the streets are paved with gold! Alongside his trusty sidekick Tammy the Cat, Dick is going to need all the help he can get if he’s going to win the day, become the Lord Mayor of London and defeat the evil King Rat! Packed with sparkle, silliness, and side-splitting jokes, Harrogate Theatre’s magical pantomime is a...
Glow - Winter Illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Let it Glow! Wednesdays to Saturdays this Christmas season - enjoy an unmissable after-dark spectacle of lights at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this festive season, with a magical evening for all the family. Explore breath-taking beauty of the garden as amazing illuminations light your way on our spectacular Glow trail. See iconic features adorned with festive lights including Streamside, the Edwardian Garden, Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns, Bath House and the Kitchen Garden...
Christmas at Harrogate Horticultural Nursery
25 November - 19 December
The floral engine room behind Harrogate's reputation for horticultural splendour embraces the festive spirit with gusto this year. Kicking things off in an Artisan Christmas Market on 25 November that will fill the cosy polytunnel with gifts, decorations and food & drink. This Saturday also marks the beginning of the Christmas plant sale of their incredible Poinsettias. Grown on site, these plants have never been out of their ideal growing conditions meaning they will continue to shine through the Christmas season and right through to spring!
The nursery is also hosting a series of wreath-making workshops beginning on 25 November and running right through to 17 December.
Country Living Christmas Fair
30 November - 3 December
Country Living Fair is a central event in Harrogate’s festive calendar. A carefully curated mix for those who love home décor, recipes and country living. The event features tailored tasting sessions, a vibrant food hall and a huge array of unique gifts from the UK’s leading crafters, as well as designers, and artisans - all taking place undercover in Harrogate town centre.Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
Father Christmas Experience
2 - 24 December
Tinsel the chief elf, is training prospective new elves to help Father Christmas deliver the most important night of the year. The Father Christmas Experience is hosted at the Cedar Court Hotel, families can will be invited to visit the Elf Village, explore the Forest of Enchanted Wishes and then have a sing-along with the elves before meeting Father Christmas himself.
On 21 & 22 December Codebreaker's Christmas, a new 'escape room' style challenge allows young ones to help the elves solve the puzzle and find Santa so Christmas can be saved!