Market Square Entertainment

Home to one of England's longest running weekly markets, Knaresborough's historic Market Place is turned into a festive feast for your senses on Christmas Market Weekend, with stalls, food and entertainment. There are also festive window displays and events throughout the town, including the stunning Christmas Tree Festival at St John's Church.


There will be free entertainment throughout the Christmas Market Weekend, with performances from a variety of local artists in the Market Place.

Knaresborough Christmas Market Entertainment by Charlotte Gale Photography

Saturday 2 December 2023

 10:00 - 11:00  Christmas Music
 11.00 - 12:00  Shepherd Concert Band
 12:00 - 12:45  Ukrainian Dance Group
 13:00 - 14:00  Shepherd Concert Band
 14:00 - 14:45  Ripon Morris Men & Betty Lupton’s Ladle Laikers
 14:45 - 15:30  The Daytones (Barber Shop Group)
 15:30 - 16:00  Knaresborough Choral Society

Sunday 3 December 2023

 10:00 - 10:45  Yorkshire Voices
 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 - 14:15  Orb Ukulele Band
 14:15 - 15:00  Coconut Workshop
 15:00 - 16:00 Knaresborough Silver Band

Proceed to the Castle grounds or riverside for the grand firework finale over the Viaduct at 4.30pm, kindly sponsored by local businesses Drakes Fisheries and 1858 Bar and Restaurant.

Shops and Eateries

Once you have explored all the market has to offer, why not continue browsing the many independent shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries which surround the market square, including those in the Castle Courtyard covered shopping area.

Browse the market square shops and eateries