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Christmas Markets Yorkshire – Dates and Locations 2018

Christmas Markets Yorkshire – Dates and Locations 2018

Christmas Markets Yorkshire – Christmas in Yorkshire means lots of fantastic festive Christmas Markets.  So if you are looking for gifts and decorations or just an atmospheric Christmassy day out, the Christmas Markets in Yorkshire have plenty to offer!  As well as Christmas Markets, there are lots of fab Christmas events in Yorkshire, or have a look at my Christmas in York post.  I am updating this and adding more dates throughout 2018 – if you want to be the first to hear about new Christmas markets, make sure you like my Facebook or Twitter pages, as I share lots of news and events there.

St Nicholas Fair, York Christmas Market, North Yorkshire

15 November 2018 – 23 December 2018

York Xmas Market – at Christmas in York there is always lots going on (even if there wasn’t, York is so pretty at Christmas it’s always worth a visit!). York Christmas Market 2018 dates –  St Nicholas Fair runs from the 15th of November 2018 to the 23rd of December 2018, with lots of food, festivities and a lovely Christmassy atmosphere to soak up.  There are always lots of lovely food and gift stalls in the middle of Parliament Street.  York Christmas Market is a fabulous way to start feeling festive!  Click here if you are looking specifically for York Christmas Events.

Here is my video of York Christmas Market.

Malton Christmas Market 2018 – Food and Gift Market, North Yorkshire

8 Dec 2018 – 9 Dec 2018

The Christmas version of our popular monthly food market but with non food gifts as well. Expect fab food, festive gift stalls, street food, live chef demos and music. Don’t forget trips to Talbot Yard for stocking filler gifts!  The Christmas market will be awash with all the festive foodie goodies that you would expect and some unique gifts too. Expect figgy puddings, perfectly-prepared turkey and goose, award-winning macarons, mulled wine, chestnuts, gin and much more!  Set in and around the Milton Rooms and located in Malton’s central Market Place, the Malton Christmas market trades from 9am to 3pm. 

Grassington Dickensian Festival 2018 Christmas Market, North Yorkshire

1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of December 2018

I am a huge fan of Mr Dickens and this Christmas Market really appeals to me!  Full Dickensian Christmas Market and Entertainment Programme on Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December.  Make a note in your diaries to visit Grassington’s legendary Dickensian Festival at the most magical time of the year – this Christmas.  Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier.  There is a full entertainment programme over two weekends, with bands, buskers and Victorian street entertainers and for the children, a chance to meet Santa in his hideaway grotto and to take part in a torchlit nativity procession.  Grassington offers a fantastic festive shopping experience, with a traditional Christmas Market in the village square and all the shops brimming with stunning Christmas gift ideas.  When you have worked up an appetite, you will be spoilt for choice with the delicious food served by the pubs, cafes, hotels and outdoor stalls.  So come along and join in a fabulous family day out in Yorkshire. Even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed!


Beverley Festival of Christmas 2018/Beverley Christmas Market, East Yorkshire

9th December 2018

From the Beverley Festival of Christmas website: ‘The Beverley Festival of Christmas is arguably the most popular Festival of its kind in Yorkshire with over 100 stalls at the Beverley Christmas Market selling a variety of high quality products including specialist festive foods, handmade crafts, local produce and giftware from producers all over the East Riding and Yorkshire.’


Yuletide Festival Skipton Christmas Market 2018, North Yorkshire

Sunday 2nd and Sunday 9th of December 2018 – Starts at 10am

Come to Skipton for Christmas and buy all your gifts from our famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops.  The UK’s Best Large Speciality Market Award Winning Christmas Market runs the full length of the High Street alongside many local charity and gift stalls selling everything you could want for your friends and family.  A full range of entertainment ensuring a Christmas atmosphere will take place in the arena on the High Street and at locations around the town, making The Skipton Christmas Market an ideal opportunity to sample a great Christmas atmosphere and to find a Christmas bargain at the same time.  At 4pm the day closes with a procession up the High Street to the Holy Trinity Church grounds, where a traditional Christmas carol service takes place to round off a wonderful day.

Christmas Markets Yorkshire

Otley Victorian Fayre and Christmas Market, West Yorkshire

Sunday the 2nd of December 2018

Otley has been running a Victorian Fayre and Christmas Market since 1985.  It’s an atmospheric day with all the stallholders dressed in Victorian costume.

Sheffield Christmas Market, South Yorkshire

The dates of this market have not yet been announced.

Sheffield Christmas market ‘has grown from a handful of cabins on the main shopping area of Sheffield to an entire Christmas experience of 50 cabins. Santa’s Grotto is at the heart of the event with the much loved Sleigh Bar and the traditional German Sausage grill.  The Christmas cabins cover Fargte, Town Hall Square and Peace Gardens with fantastic Christmas gifts, and lots of seasonal food and drink.  Santa’s Grotto guarantees a meeting with the big man himself with a photo opportunity and top quality gifts for every child.’ Christmas markets Yorkshire.

Harrogate Christmas Market 2018, North Yorkshire

Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th November 2018
FREE ENTRY – Thu & Fri – 10am – 7pm, Sat 9.30am – 8.30pm, Sun 09.30am – 5.30pm

‘Harrogate Christmas Market – Held on The Stray in the historic Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate town centre, this four-day festive market will be filled with high quality Yorkshire and Harrogate products. This year it is expected to have nearly 200 stalls selling everything from Yorkshire cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. Not forgetting Santa’s Grotto and real reindeer!’

Christkindelmarkt Leeds Christmas Market. Leeds, West Yorkshire

09 Nov to 22 Dec 2018

A brilliant Christmas market in Leeds.  Christkindelmarkt, Leeds Christmas Market 2018 is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.  Leeds Christmas markets are a wonderfully festive day out.

Whitby Christmas Market 2018 and Christmas Festival, North Yorkshire

Fri 16 – Sun 18 Nov 2018

Whitby is one of my favourite places in the world and I don’t go often enough!  If this year is anything like last year’s Whitby Christmas Festival with a Lantern Parade, Live Music and Fireworks Display in addition to the Christmas Market, it will be marvellous!


Living North Yorkshire Christmas Fair 2018, North Yorkshire

York Racecourse 8th – 10th November 2018

I have been to the Living North Christmas fair twice now and it’s one of my favourite Christmas things to do!  Lots of stalls to browse all in one space (inside) on York Racecourse.  Living North’s Christmas Fair brings you Yorkshire’s biggest and best shopping and social event of the season.  We are thrilled to be hosting a treasure trove of the finest artisan food producers, designer-makers and retailers, giving you the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family for a fabulous fun and festive day out, packed with seasonal inspiration.


Country Living Fair Christmas Market, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

29th November – 2nd December 2018

Country Living bring a Christmas Fair and Market to Harrogate every year.  With wonderful decorations and gifts to buy, as well as a decadent Champagne Bar (It is a shame I am always driving!)

Christmas Markets Yorkshire

A bit further afield but worth a visit is the Christmas Market in Manchester.

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