November - December Events


Wherever you stay in Yorkshire in November and early December, you won’t be far from a Craft and Gift Fair – perfect for picking up that special something for a loved one at Christmas. If you decide to come to Yorkshire for Christmas and need to work off that Christmas dinner, why not join the questionable folk in Whitby for a quick swim. For further details, see below…


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Whitby Goth Weekend - Dates TBC

The second of the bi-annual Whitby Goth Weekend events usually takes place at the end of October, dates yet to be officially confirmed. Before the Winter sets in, grab your best Gothic attire and spend the weekend partying away again to some great live music at Whitby's Spa Pavilion, or simply head to the town and soak up the interesting and lively atmosphere.


Wensleydale Railway Bedale Bonfire - Dates TBC

The annual display at Wensleydale Railway Station returns bringing the Bonfire Night festivities to the Yorkshire Dales. 

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Christmas Craft Fair - The Moors National Park Centre, Danby - 17th November 2018

In the run up to Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on some original handmade gifts. Scented soaps, crafts, handmade chocolates, jewellery, ceramics and tree decorations are just a few of the seasonal goods which will be on offer. Location: The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB.

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Harrogate Christmas Market - 15th to 18th November 2018

With record numbers having attended last year's 6th annual Harrogate Christmas Market event, the next one is set to be even better! Held in the Montpellier Quarter of the town, there's everything from local Yorkshire produce such as cheese to handmade gifts and crafts which would make perfect Christmas presents. Besides all of this, gorge yourself in the Food and Drink Marquee and enjoy the entertainments including musical performances and children's funfair rides.

Christmas Festival, Leyburn - Dates TBC

Meet Father Christmas at the annual Leyburn Christmas Festival! The stalls and festive music are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

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Victorian Weekend, Robin Hood's Bay - Dates TBC

During the first weekend of each December, the coastal village of Robin Hood's Bay takes a step back in time and visitors are transported back to the Victorian Era. With historical enthusiasts donning Victorian costume in addition to some of the locals, it definitely feels like the old times. Special events which take place over the weekend include the Christmas tree exhibition, open cottages and games in the dock.

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Whitby and District Lions Boxing Day Dip - 26th December 2018

Being an annual local tradition, what better way to blow away the cobwebs after Christmas than heading to Whitby beach and taking a dip in the North Sea?! With most participants taking to the water in fancy dress costumes in order to raise money for charity, whether you're joining in or merely spectating this event makes for a great morning of family fun!