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Top Christmas Markets in Yorkshire 2021

Top Christmas Markets in Yorkshire 2021

Christmas Markets in Yorkshire. One of the best parts of the festive season? We certainly think so! Whether you’re struggling to get into the Christmas spirit or have already put up that eight-foot Santa on your front lawn, this great selection of Christmas markets is sure to get you excited about the festivities.

Fill up to your heart’s content on mulled wine and mince pies, shop from a wonderful selection of stalls and admire the softly twinkling lights, then treat yourself to the season’s finest array of street food and independent produce. Get out there and enjoy these Christmas markets in Yorkshire.

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Harrogate Christmas Fayre | 3rd – 12th December, 10 am – 9 pm

If you’re living in Harrogate or planning a trip, then don’t forget to check out the magic of Harrogate’s Christmas Fayre. This year, thanks to a partnership with Harrogate BID, a ferris wheel, helter-skelter, Victorian carousel and a performance stage are all set to join the line up. Find stalls hosted by artisan creators stocked with unique gifts, mouth-watering food and drink options, and admire the beautiful Harrogate high street.

Harrogate town centre

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Chow Down Winter Village, Leeds | 11th November – 30th December

Not so much a ‘Christmas Market in Yorkshire’ but the place to be in Leeds for your festive get-togethers. Chow Down’s Winter Village brings a wonderland of fun and food to the city, with a vibrant range of activities, entertainment and dining options to illuminate the days and nights.

Expect a two-storey bar and games room where you’ll get the chance to try out the iconic winter sport of curling in competition with friends and family. And downstairs, there’ll be headline DJs, live bands, booths and bar service – perfect for getting into the festival spirit. Christmas Tipis host atmospheric Santa Breakfasts and a range of family activities on Sundays. If that wasn’t enough, Chow Down’s Winter Village promises a full programme of stand-out entertainment and epic street food traders.

Chow Down, Temple Arches, Leeds LS11 5QG

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Beverley Christmas Market | Sunday 12th December, 10 am – 4 pm

A renowned Christmas Market, set in the ‘jewel of East Yorkshire’. Expect Victorian market stalls offering a great choice of food and drink – and, of course, stocking fillers. Whilst live music, carols and dancing in the historic market town provide a very merry backdrop. Keep your eyes peeled for extra festivities at Flemingate Shopping Centre too.

Beverley town centre, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Winter Markers Market at The Piece Hall, Halifax | 19th – 21st & 26th – 28th November, 10 am – 6 pm

Visit the Piece Hall this Christmas to experience its magical transformation into a Winter Wonderland. There will be craft stalls, local makers and food and drink stalls in addition to the fabulous 30ft Christmas tree and traditional carousel.

For entertainment, expect live music from local musicians. This stunning venue matched with its stunning festivities is certainly a Christmas Market in Yorkshire not to be missed.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Knaresborough Christmas Fayre traditional stall

Knaresborough Christmas Markets | 4th – 5th December, 10 am – 4.30 pm

This Christmas Market in Yorkshire is located in the heart of the historic and picturesque North Yorkshire market town. With live entertainment, mulled wine and traders in traditional costume, this weekend is a treat for the senses.

Brimming with seasonal food and drink created by local artisans from jams and marmalades to cheeses, gin, shortbread and real ale – there’s an absolute smorgasbord of sumptuous gift ideas for friends and family. Don’t miss their fabulous Firework Finale on the Sunday.

Knaresborough Market Place, HG5 8AL

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Sheffield Christmas Market | 14th November – 24th December, 10 am – 6 pm (8 pm at weekends)

Sheffield Christmas Market is one of the largest Christmas Markets in Yorkshire which has grown over the past few years to now feature 50 inviting cabins selling every kind of Christmas delight you could want. The Sleigh Bar will be back for 2021 for those wanting a bit of Christmas cheer. Father Christmas will be in the centre of the Peace Gardens, and of course, there will be a range of festive food so make some room for a grilled German sausage!

Fargate, Town Hall Square and The Peace Gardens; Sheffield City Centre

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Belgrave Feast Christmas Special, Leeds | 11th December, 11 am – 6 pm

Join Belgrave Feast for this special Festive edition. Showcasing a selection of the north’s very best indie street food traders. A whole day featuring street food, art market, kids’ craft activities and music at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen.

1-1A Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP

Grassington Christmas Market | 4th & 11th December, 11 am – 4 pm

Head over to Grassington Christmas Market this year and enjoy a range of market stalls in their quaint village square. Local businesses will be selling a variety of gifts and presents – perfect for the run up for Christmas. You will also be able to find charity fundraiser stalls, a Punch and Judy show, local entertainment and even take a visit to Santa’s Grotto. Grassington’s Christmas light switch on will take place on the 4th December at 4pm.

Grassington, North Yorkshire

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Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market | 13th – 17th December

This brand new week-long Christmas market in Yorkshire will make its debut in Beverley during the festive period. Celebrating the very best produce that East Yorkshire’s local businesses have to offer, from food and drink to crafts and gifts. Throughout the week, a variety of planned activities and entertainment will also take place on the cobbled streets.

Beverley Market Place, HU17 8AA

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Malton Christmas Market | 4th – 5th December, 9 am – 4 pm

Malton Christmas Market is the place to be if you haven’t quite yet mastered your Christmas menu. With live chef demos, yummy figgy puddings, turkey and goose, gin, mulled wine and so much more, head over to Malton for a wonderful day out. If you’ve not had a chance to get those all-important stocking fillers this is one of the best Christmas Markets in Yorkshire to do so. Browse their fantastic selection of stalls, then relax and enjoy the season in this picturesque village.

Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX

Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Market in Yorkshire

The Hepworth Wakefield Festive Mini Market | 20th – 21st November, 27th – 28th November & 4th – 5th December, 10 am – 5 pm

This Christmas market in Yorkshire is a must visit. With a new format for 2021, The Hepworth’s series of Festive Mini-Markets will take place in their ground floor spaces over three weekends.

Each festive weekend will host around 30 makers selling food and drink, plus a range of arty handmade goodies from talented designers. Stalls will change each weekend. A wonderful day out for the whole family, you can also enjoy the Christmassy performances and free children’s activities. (Note there is a £1 entry fee).

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW

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Leeds Corn Exchange Christmas Market in Yorkshire

Christmas Market at Leeds Corn Exchange | 19th November – 23rd December, 12pm – 10 pm

A brand new Christmas Market in Yorkshire for 2021, brought to you by the team behind Leeds Rum Fest and Gin Fair. The lower level floor of the city’s iconic Corn Exchange has transformed with seating for 200 people, various bars and rotating food offers with live music and DJs too.

Corn Exchange, Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BR

Leeds German Christmas Market is not taking place this year. From 26th November, Millenium Square will host a winter wonderland with an ice rink, igloo bar and pop-up market stalls. Thor’s Tipi Bar will in Victoria Gardens from 19th November, along with the Wheel of Light and traditional carousel on Cookridge Street.

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Scarborough Sparkle | 26th – 28th November

This magical event will take place on the North Bay of Scarborough – a beautiful spot to visit. Wander round and enjoy the festive atmosphere with themed festive stalls selling gifts, plenty of food & drink options, and illuminated fairground rides.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PF

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York St Nicholas Fair | 18th – 23rd November, 10 am – 6 pm

One of the most popular Christmas Markets in Yorkshire. Cosy up in the cobbled streets around York city centre with this large but quaint Christmas Fayre. For all the foodies, St. Sampson’s Square is the place to head, with an array of street food so inviting you’ll want to sample it all. For the family, there’s a Santa’s Grotto in Coppergate. Be sure to follow the twinkly lights around the centre to find all the stalls selling all manner of delights. This is definitely not one to miss for local Yorkshire goodness!

Parliament Street, York, YO1 8RL

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Thor’s Tipi Bar York | 17th November – 2nd January, 10 am – 11 pm

If you’re paying a trip to the York Christmas Market, why not warm up afterwards at Thor’s Tipi Bar. After a day of exploring the markets, relax and wind under the fairy-lit tipi tent and enjoy a wide selection of drinks. YUZU street food will be on site, offering freshly made bao buns and other delicious options. A trip to Thor’s is guaranteed to make those cold winter nights a little cosier for all the family!

Thors Tipi is also popping up at The Principal Hotel in York

Parliament Street, York, YO1 8RU


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