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Christmas Events

Every day throughout November and December you will find great Christmas events taking place to really get you in the festive spirit.

From the traditional to the contemporary, classical to modern, there is so much going on.

The festivities start with the switch on of the Christmas lights in towns across the district during November and contniue with Christmas tree festivals, late night shopping and candlelit carol cervices in spectacular surroundings both historic and modern. 

Traditional family fun can be had with Harrogate Theatre’s annual Christmas pantomime, a guaranteed crowdpleaser jam packed with jokes and of course all the usual audience participation – ‘oh yes there will!’.

Alternatively you can enjoy something completely different with an entertaining and informative look at what life was like at Christmas for the less fortunate in the Victorian Workhouse at Ripon.

There are a number of ‘hands on’ arts and crafts workshops where you can make your own garlands, decorations, and floral displays.  If you want to shake the cobwebs away and enjoy the crisp December air there are pilgrimages, enchanted forests and winter trails to explore or a tug of war across the River Nidd. There is also the opportunity to show off your ice skating skills at Stockeld Park.

The Christmas events around Harrogate offer the perfect way to get in the festive spirit and make the preparations for Christmas enjoyable for all the family.

The festivities draw to a close with traditional gatherings in market squares across the region to see in another year, and the Knaresborough Duck Race on New Year’s Day.

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