The ten days of festivities at Harrogate Christmas Market are set to be bigger and better this year, with a range of new stallholders participating. The usual traditional Christmas stalls are back and some of the region’s most popular artisans and gourmet food makers with make up the rest of what’s on offer.
Also known as Harrogate Christmas Fayre, the event is once again taking place in the pedestrian-only area of the town centre. Christmas lights and decorations add a festive atmosphere to the cobblestone streets, with the Christmas tree taking its place in the very centre.
Harrogate Christmas Market 2022
The Christmas market in Harrogate is a cosy winter experience filled with unique gifts, Christmas decorations, tasty food and entertainment for kids.
The white Christmas train is available to get you around if you need it, and live music will play during busy times.
Dates and Location
Harrogate Christmas Market dates: 2nd to 11th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 7pm (closing at 4:30pm on Sundays).
Christmas Day: Closed.
Location: Cambridge Street and Market Place in the the town centre.
Admission: Free, no tickets required.
Ice skating: Yes, at Harrogate Ice Rink.
Reason to visit: The lively Christmas decorations create a festive atmosphere to the high street.
Specialities: Classic Christmas treats like bratwurst and mulled wine. Plus classic British pork pies and vegetarian snacks.
Where to stay: Prospect Crescent is a very nice, highly-rated apartment hotel, 1 minute from the Christmas market.
Hotels near Harrogate Christmas Market
Harrogate is a small city with a town centre that is easy to get around on foot. If you’re arriving by train, Harrogate train station is only a couple of minutes’ walk to the Christmas markets.
The high street is located along Cambridge Street and Market Place, where the markets are located. I suggest staying in this area if you want to be close to the main sights and attractions in the city.
I recommend staying at Prospect Crescent as it’s one street away from the Christmas markets. It’s a lovely apartment hotel with classic decor and great views of the park and the Cenotaph.
Location of Harrogate Christmas Market
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Visit Harrogate is a useful resource if you’re visiting the city and are looking for things to do and the best ways to experience Harrogate at Christmas.
Sustainable Travel Tips
Many of us are increasingly concerned about climate change and sustainability. I’ve listed some small actions we can take to help lower our impact at this event.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
- If possible, avoid flying to your destination.
Harrogate Christmas Market starts on 2nd December and ends on 11th December 2022.
The Christmas markets in Harrogate are held at Cambridge Street and Market Place in the town centre.
The Christmas markets open at 10am.
The Christmas markets close at 7pm (closes at 4:30pm on Sundays).
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