A brightly lit Christmas tree stands proudly beside the Old Market Cross. Street entertainers wander through the crowds. The shopkeepers complete the picture with their colourfully decorated windows.

Welcome to Knaresborough Christmas Market. Held annually on the first weekend in December, this historic market town steps back in time to recreate an unforgettable festive experience for everyone.

Knaresborough Christmas Market

The Market Square and surrounding lanes and cobbled courtyards will be filled with delights to arouse your senses. Wander through the streets of Knaresborough and discover bustling stalls offering seasonal goods, gifts and delicious locally sourced produce. 

Stallholders at Knaresborough Christmas Market

Local produce


Explore the busy shopping areas surrounding the market – full of independent shops offering speciality items and a warm Yorkshire welcome.

Castlegate, Knaresborough by Charlotte Gale


Castlegate Knaresborough by Charlotte GaleChristmas gifts at Zigzag

Visit one of the market’s hot food stalls or get into the festive spirit with a mulled wine or mince pie. Enjoy a leisurely drink or meal in one of Knaresborough’s many pubs, cafes or restaurants, located throughout the town centre and by the riverside. 

Hot food stall

Hot food stalls

Carriages Restaurant Knaresborough

Carriages Restaurant, High Street, Knaresborough

From the Market Place, follow Kirkgate down to the train station and onwards to the stunning Christmas Tree Festival at St John’s Church, with over 100 beautifully decorated trees. Witness the famous viaduct river view from the historic castle ruins, take the fun town window trail or simply enjoy a stroll along Waterside.

St John the Baptist Church Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival


Please contact The KCM Commitee for more information

Hazel Haas
Tel: 01937  339306 | Mobile: 07901 664011

Many of the photographs on this website were kindly provided by

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