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Christmas shopping, markets and fairs

The Harrogate District is blessed with more than its fair share of festive markets and fairs over the Christmas period, with each of our market towns showcasing their festive character and spirit to visitors and locals to celebrate the festive season.

 The Christmas Crafts Showcase at RHS Garden Harlow Carr starts the ball rolling where you’ll find festive gifts with a difference in the Bath House Gallery.

This is followed by Harrogate’s premier Christmas event, the Harrogate Christmas Market, with four day festival atmosphere including over 200 stalls offering food, drink and gifts from Yorkshire and much further afield. There is musical entertainment, children’s rides and much, much more.

The Harrogate Convention Centre is home to the Knitting and Stitching Show again this year with hundreds of exhibitors offering specialist textiles you just can’t find in the shops, and a week later the same venue hosts the not to be missed Country Living Christmas Fair boasting 300 crafters and designers bringing unique and inspirational ideas on decorating styling and cookery.

The market towns of Knaresborough, Ripon and Masham all stage their annual Christmas markets where you can browse at your leisure and pick up locally handmade arts, crafts, gifts, food and drink and enjoy some carols.   

In addition to all of the ‘pop up’ markets and fairs, there are gifts for all tastes to be found in the numerous shops and boutiques of Harrogate and the surrounding market towns, and with late night shopping available throughout the District there really is no excuse for not getting your Christmas stockings well and truly filled!

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    Add Harrogate Christmas Market to your Itinerary

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    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Harrogate’s popular Christmas Market returns this November to start the festive season in style.

    Putting a distinctly Yorkshire stamp on the traditional Christmas market experience the Harrogate Christmas Market has a strong focus on regionally made products, bringing the best of home-made and...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Nov 2018 To 18 Nov 2018
  2. Christmas Fair at Ripley Castle

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    Christmas

    Ripley

    Indoor festive fair in luxury heated marquee in historic Castle courtyard featuring 150 top companies selling everything you could want to thrill family and friends at Christmas from festive food; sensational decorations; gorgeous gifts and stunning stocking fillers to decorative accessories for...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Nov 2018 To 25 Nov 2018
  3. Christmas Gift and Food Fair

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    Type

    Christmas

    Ripon

    The greatest Christmas Fair in Yorkshire returns for another big year!

    Join us on Saturday 24 November from 9.30am – 4.30pm at Ripon Cathedral. Still only £3 entry, children are free.

    With fun for all the family including meeting Santa in his grotto, over 80 stalls helping you find that perfect...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018 To 24 Nov 2018
  4. Harrogate Grammar School Christmas shopping evening

    Add Harrogate Grammar School Christmas shopping evening to your Itinerary

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Come and browse a carefully curated mix of the finest Yorkshire traders. Shop for Christmas all under one roof from festive wreaths and Christmas trees, to gifts, craft, cards and wrapping paper. From Christmas cocktails to craft beers, artisan gin and festive food and sweet treats. Choose from...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2018 To 29 Nov 2018
  5. Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

    Add Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair to your Itinerary

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    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Christmas is a time for celebration and what better way to start the festive season than with a trip to the Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair.

    Meet hundreds of artisan designers and makers along with regional food producers, all under one roof. A lively programme of talks, demonstrations...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2018 To 2 Dec 2018
  6. Antique, Collectors and Vintage Fair

    Add Antique, Collectors and Vintage Fair to your Itinerary

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    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    It's back! The Egraphenia Antique, Collectors and Vintage Fair Christmas Edition! Come and see a wide range of furniture, ornaments and jewellery as well as some vintage Christmas items for that unique Christmas gift. Entry is FREE and we'll also be serving yummy home made cakes in the church cafe...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018 To 2 Dec 2018
  7. Knaresborough Christmas Market

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    Christmas

    Knaresborough

    Knaresborough market square and the surrounding streets and courtyards overflow with festive delights and christmas cheer for the first weekend in December.  

    Visit our traditional Yorkshire Christmas Market for a feast to greet the senses, Fine local food and drink stalls, lovely handmade...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018 To 2 Dec 2018
  8. Boroughbridge Late Night Shopping

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    Christmas

    Boroughbridge

    Come and join us for a lovely evening. Special offers, local choirs, seasonal food and drink, childrens treasure hunt. Stray FM will be joining us for the evening and Julian Norton, the Yorkshire Vet, and the Town's Mayor will be judging the shop window and shop keep fancy dress competitions.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Dec 2018 To 5 Dec 2018
  9. Masham Traditional Christmas Fair

    Add Masham Traditional Christmas Fair to your Itinerary

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Masham

    Great crafts and gift ideas, stalls and activities and seasonal delights. Santa’s Grotto. Delicious refreshments provided by Fearby & Healey WI.

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2018 To 8 Dec 2018

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