Held over 2 Sundays in December, Skipton Christmas Market is a small event that is popular with the local community. Even though it only takes place over 2 days, more than 100 Christmas stalls will be located along Skipton High Street.
The Christmas season begins on 27th November with the Santa Fun Run at 10am and the Christmas Lights Switch On at 4pm.
Christmas carols, brass bands and swing bands contribute to the festive atmosphere of the markets.
Skipton Christmas Market 2022
At the Christmas markets, you’ll find a huge array of local independent businesses with stalls along with regionally based artisan makers, bakers and craftspeople. A music stage with festive entertainment is located in the centre of the markets.
Skipton Christmas Market dates: 4th and 11th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 4:30pm.
Location: Skipton High Street.
Reason to visit: A traditional, local market held in the city centre.
Specialities: Fruit mince pies, freshly roasted nuts, traditional mulled wine and German-style bratwurst.
Where to stay: The Woolly Sheep Inn is a highly-rated inn, located just off the High Street, minutes from the Christmas market.
Hotels near Skipton Christmas Market
Most places to stay in Skipton are small, locally owned bed and breakfast or inn-style accommodations. The Woolly Sheep Inn is one of the most well-known and is highly rated for its central location, excellent food and comfortable rooms.
Location of Skipton Christmas Market
Plan your Christmas holiday with my UK Christmas markets guide. Discover where to go, things to do and the best ways to experience local food, history and culture.
If you’re visiting Skipton, you might also be heading to the nearby Yorkshire Dales. The local national parks website has plenty of information to help you plan a trip.
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. Try to implement these responsible travel measures when visiting the Christmas markets.
- 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.
Skipton Christmas Market is held on Sunday the 4th and 11th December 2022.
The Christmas markets in Skipton are held on Skipton High Street.
The Christmas markets open at 10am.
The Christmas markets close at 4:30pm.
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