Harrogate Christmas Market returns from Thursday 27th November to Sunday 30th November 2014 – and this year it will be even bigger and better.
Organised by Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce, this four-day festive market will be filled with high quality Yorkshire and Harrogate products. This year it is expected to have around 200 stalls selling everything from Yorkshire cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. And of course, Santa will be back in his grotto with real reindeer outside!
Among the highlights will be the large Craft and Gift Marquee and a Food and Drink Marquee which will have café-style tables and chairs for visitors to relax and enjoy the Yorkshire produce on offer.
There will be even more Funfair Rides for the little ones to enjoy too as well as festive musical entertainment from local buskers.
It’s not just the Christmas Market itself which will be bringing visitors to Harrogate – the Christmas lights will be officially switched on at a celebration outside the Victoria Shopping Centre on Thursday 20th November from 4pm to 6pm. The whole of the town centre will then be lit up every day with the glow of thousands of festive lights, throughout the four-day Christmas Market and right up until the end of December.
Harrogate is famous for its fantastic boutiques and independent shops, a huge range of restaurants, cafes and bars, and many wonderful places to stay, from family-run B&Bs to internationally renowned hotels with hundreds of rooms, spas, pools, golf courses and more. Why not make a full weekend of it and stay in Harrogate for a few nights? As well as Harrogate Christmas Market and the town itself, you can enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside, take a trip out to the Yorkshire Dales or stop by the many towns and villages in the surrounding area.
The Christmas Market will take place along St Mary’s Walk at the bottom of Montpellier Hill, opposite the Crown Hotel and the White Hart Hotel, where coaches drop off tourists during the summer. While the Christmas Market takes place, coach parking is available if booked in advance