Christmas Market - Sunday 3rd December 2023

Join us on Sunday 3 December 2023 for a wonderful festive event in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough, with quality stalls, independent shops and live entertainment.
  • When 03 Dec, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM (Europe/London / UTC0)
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Explore the busy shopping areas surrounding the market – full of independent shops offering speciality items and a warm Yorkshire welcome. Discover the delightful Castlegate area. Here you will find a wide range of independent shops and businesses and the wonderfully quirky Green Dragon Yard. Witness the famous viaduct river view from the historic castle ruins, take the fun town window trail or simply enjoy a stroll along Waterside. 

From the Market Place, follow Kirkgate or the High Street down to the train station and onwards to the stunning Christmas Tree Festival at St John’s Church, with over 70 beautifully decorated trees.

Round off your Christmas Market weekend with a spectacular firework finale.


Sunday 3 December 2023

10:00 - 10:45 - Christmas Music

10:45 - 11:45 - Love Pop Choir

11:45 - 12:45 - Harrogate Spa Town Ukulele Band

12.45 - 13:30 - St John's Church Choir

13:45 - 14:30 - Orb Ukulele Band 

15:00 - 16:00 - Knaresborough Silver Band

16:30 - 16:45 - Firework Finale (by Ferrensby Fireworks)

Getting there and away

Located just a few miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, the historic market town of Knaresborough is easily accessible by road, rail or bus. The town is less than 5 miles from the A1 and is connected to national transport routes via regular trains from Leeds and York.


A FREE Park and Ride service is available all weekend from the GSPK car park on Manse Lane (HG5 8LF) to the Chapel Street next to the Market Square Additional paid parking is available at Chapel Street, Fisher Street and York Place. Parking is limited close to the Market Square due to road closures. We therefore strongly advise using the Park and Ride if at all possible.


The Park and Ride buses are single deckers with the usual access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Public Transport

Knaresborough is served by regular buses to and from Harrogate. These leave from the bus station next to the Market Square. The number 36 then provides onward travel to Ripon and Leeds. There are regular train services to and from York and Leeds. Leeds trains run every 30 minutes and York trains run every hour. Find out more at

Firework Finale (4.30pm)

There will be a firework display at 4.30 on Sunday, as usual, which can be seen from any viewpoint which overlooks the river area. Pet owners please note that the display lasts for about 20 minutes.