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Five Festive Favourites for Harrogate District this Christmas

Five Festive Favourites for Harrogate District this Christmas

Our beautiful spa town of Harrogate and the surrounding district are a wonderful and enchanting place at Christmastime. With Christmas lights sparkling in the trees along the Harrogate Stray and glowing in the towns across the district there is a truly magical, festive feel.

We have a delightful selection of independent cafes, restaurants and shops all offering festive treats and gifts so head out for a day of Christmas shopping followed by a wonderfully warming Christmas meal and a glass of mulled wine or two.

Stockeld Park - The Christmas Adventure

What was once a simple Christmas tree shop has grown into Stockeld Park’s most famous seasonal adventure. Discover the large themed outdoor playgrounds within the beautiful woodland and watch the Enchanted Forest come alive after dusk with the famous winter illuminations.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr – GLOW

The spectacular Glow trail, extended to include the entire length of Streamside, lights up winter nights with sparkle and magic at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Walk the enchanting trail and see the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk and Kitchen Garden glow with festive colour.

Glow illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Fountains Abbey – Music and Lights

Explore the family trail around Fountains Abbey and enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping before warming up with a hot drink. As the afternoon light starts to fade it’s time for ‘Music and Lights’ - see the abbey aglow with all the colours of the rainbow and hear music fill the cellarium.

Music and Lights at Fountains Abbey

Mother Shipton’s – Winter Wonderland Walks

A gorgeous Winter Woodland Walk with lots of festive delights and twinkling lights along the way. Santa will be visiting and giving children a special wave from his grotto while his festive friends will be taking up residence in the Christmas Village.

Winter Wonderland Walks at Mother Shiptons

Lightwater Valley – Festive Family Fun

The park will be bursting at the seams with holiday spirit, packed full of family entertainment and seasonal fun. Discover the fantastical twilight adventure with the enchanting Alice in Winterland Christmas Lights Trail before taking a magical spin on the festive fairground.

Alice in Winterland at Lightwater Valley

Find all these and more great Christmas events on our Christmas events pages.



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