The Market

Join us on the first weekend in December for a wonderful festive event in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough, with quality stalls, independent shops and live entertainment.

Knaresborough's Christmas Market Weekend is centred around the town's historic Market Place, although there are festive events for all ages taking place throughout the town.

Market Timings:

Saturday 7 December 2024 - 10am - 5pm

Sunday 8 December 2024  - 10am - 4.30pm 


Click here to view entertainment programme


We've got a fantastic selection of stalls lined up for you, including some old favourites and plenty of new ones too.

Browse the stalls to find sweet treats ...

Sweet Chocolate

Something savoury ...

Pickles Cheese

Gifts for your loved ones, or that hard-to-please reindeer ...

Gifts Reindeer Food

... or just abandon yourself to the Christmas Spirit!

Festive Decorations Morris Dancers

Whilst you're here, make sure you leave time to explore our many independent shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, historic castle, famous viaduct river view, stunning Christmas Tree Festival at St John's and Mother Shipton's Cave Christmas Experience (must be pre-booked online)🎄.

There is a free Park and Ride at GSPK on Manse Lane too (HG5 8LF) and a spectacular firework finale at 4.30pm on Sunday, set against the backdrop of Knaresborough's stunning viaduct and Nidd Gorge. Pet owners note that this will last around 10 minutes.

Payment Options
Whilst most stallholders will accept cards, there are now only two ATMS in the town centre, so you may find it easier to bring cash with you if you are likely to need it. 

There is also a new Banking Hub on Kirkgate in Knaresborough (the road to the train station down the side of Six Poor Folk and Appleton's Butchers). We have made a special arrangement with the staff to open for counter services between 9am - 5pm on both Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. Customers will be able to withdraw cash and pay cash and cheques in over the counter. Businesses and market traders will also be able to access change for their tills.