The Best Of Christmas In Yorkshire
November has crept up on us all, so there is no better time than the present to organise your Christmas outings and get your coach hire in Sheffield sorted.
A Christmas market is a great way to spend a day out no matter how big or small your group, or whether some members of your party have mobility issues, or if your group includes elderly or very young people.
At a Christmas market, there is always something for everybody, and it is a fantastic opportunity to get some authentic Christmas presents as well.
Luckily, in Yorkshire there are plenty of markets to choose from and we have a run down of our favourites.
The Yorkshire Coast Radio News rates Bridlington Christmas Market and Christmas light switch-on as a must-attend event.
This historic town has a lovely atmosphere and is the perfect backdrop for a traditional-feeling day out.
The big day itself falls on Saturday December 9th and there will be plenty of food and drink stalls, craft stands and competitions, as well as entertainment provided by Yorkshire Coast Radio.
And the youngest members of the family will be in for an extra treat, as the Mayor of Bridlington will be assisted by Santa Claus and Mrs Claus to turn on the lights.
Also famed for its picturesque streets and views of the rolling dales, Harrogate is having a Christmas Market from November 16th-19th.
The event – which will feature higher security this year – is set to be even bigger and better than 2016’s outing, which attracted more than 60,000 people, The Business Desk reports.
Harrogate Christmas Market is now in its sixth year and will take place in the Montpellier area of the Stray, hosting some 200 food, drink and craft stalls.
Brian and Beryl Dunsby organise the market every year and were quoted as saying: “A lot of work has gone into the event already and the stalls are nearly completely booked. It will be a similar format to previous years with a mix of Christmas gifts, house wares, clothes, food, drink and entertainment.
“We have also worked with North Yorkshire Police and so visitors should feel reassured that there will be a higher police presence than in previous years. That’s just consistent with the great level of support they are providing at all major outdoor events.”
With the added bonus of a day of high street Christmas shopping, a big city Christmas market might hold some appeal for a day out and Leeds could be the destination for your group.
The Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that in 2017, the celebrated Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will be open for an extended run, closing on Christmas Eve.
Taking place in Millennium Square, the market will once again transform this corner of the city into a scenic festive village, including a mix of over 40 chalet-style stalls selling seasonal gifts, foods and drink.
There will also be a traditional Christmas carousel ride and cosy indoor venues for sipping hot chocolate and mulled wine out of the winter winds.