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Festive days out for the family

Written by Ben Abbott on

Christmas in Lancashire

Now we’re finally in November, the need to suppress all Christmas festivities can be broken! Christmas is just round the corner and therefore the craving for Christmas festivities is growing by the second. So now it’s that time of year to wrap up warm and visit some good old fashioned Christmas fairs!

Here are some dates for your calendar:

Country living fair in Harrogate - 28th November till 3rd December
Harrogate Christmas fair is coming to town! This five day fair is definitely what you and your family need to kick-start the Christmas spirit. Join the masses for a day of glorious Christmas shopping and food tasting freebies. Not only will there be hundreds of magnificent bargains to be purchased, the fair also has many workshops to bring out your creative side.

Leyburn Christmas festival -7th December
Father Christmas is the magic behind every child’s perfect Christmas. So, now its time for you and your children to meet him! Santa always arrives in style at Leyburn fair to give gifts to the children. There’s plenty for adults to do as well, the fair has many market stalls full of gift ideas, refreshments and entertainment.

Knaresborough Christmas Market - 7th December till 8th December
The picturesque cobbled streets of this beautiful market town provide the perfect setting for this annual Christmas event. A large tree sits proudly in the centre square, surrounded by wonderful stalls and entertainers. Come to Knaresborough Christmas market for a fantastically festive experience.

Skipton Yuletide Festival and Christmas Market – Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th December
The Gateway to the Dales provides the perfect location for a Yuletide Festival and Market. Now in its 19th year, the event in Skipton is sure to attract visitors from all over the country. Running from 10am – 4:30pm on both days, the festival will be a celebration of all things Christmas, with a full range of entertainment and market/food stalls to make your heart flutter.

Christkindelmarkt Leeds - 9th November till 16th December
If you are looking for something slightly more cultural, then the German Christmas market in Leeds could be what you are looking for! Come for the fantastic lively atmosphere and delicious German delicacies. The festival consists of over 40 traditional German stalls full of beautifully crafted gifts, decorations and traditional German food.

Grassington Dickensian festival 30th November – 7th December and 14th December
Its time to step back in time to the era of when Dickens was alive. Not only will your family have a great festive day out visiting Santa in his grotto, they will also learn a thing or two about life in this time. Buskers, shoe shine-boys and living statues fill the streets to create a wonderfully Victorian atmosphere.

These are just a few ideas for how you and your family can enjoy a great day out! Have a great December!

Ben Abbott

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