December, Christmas & New Year Events & Activities

Review what's on in December in the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire - the Christmas fairs and events will be well underway:

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Grassington Dickensian Festivals - During these dates Grassington is transported back to the time of Charles Dickens. See the Christmas lights, the village square and the streets transformed into a traditional market with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume.Grassington Dickensian Festival.Watch the Grassington Dickensian Festival on You Tube.This year's festival dates are:

Knaresborough Christmas Fair - Knaresborough Chamber of Trade, Knaresborough Lions and Knaresborough Rotary Club presents the annual Knaresborough Christmas Market. Get into the festive spirit with market stalls selling Christmas food, drink and gifts. Children's funfair. Spectacular firework finale in the Castle grounds on Sunday.

Skipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market - The 'Gateway to the Dales' brings you Skipton's famous Yuletide Festival and market, which is now in its 18th year. This hugely successful event, brought to you by Skipton Town Council and the Skipton Business Improvement District attracts tens of thousands of people from across the country on the first two Sundays of December.Skipton's famous Market will be in full festive flow on both days – running the full length of the High Street.Together with the market there will be a full range of entertainment in the Town Centre throughout the day, both in the main High Street Arena and at locations across the Town. The whole of Skipton truly has a real Christmassy feel.The Yuletide Festival is an ideal opportunity to sample a great atmosphere – and to bag yourself a pre-Christmas bargain at the same time. In fact, you could do ALL your Christmas shopping in one go at the fabulous range of independent shops, market stalls and famous high street brands. Skipton also has two department stores – and a fabulous range of places to eat and drink.