School Holidays Ryedale and Thirsk

Christmas Fairs, Markets & Light Switch Ons

Saturday 25 November 10am – 4pm
Woodend Gallery and Studios

A chance to buy Christmas gifts and goodies from local makers and crafters, join Santa for storytelling and rummage in the Vintage Clothes Swap and Sale.

Find out more HERE



Magical Woodland Crafts
Saturday 25 November 10am – 4pm
Woodend Gallery and Studios

Calling all tree, animal, and star crafters!

Fox is sad. There’s only one tree left in the forest and all his animal friends have left. Come and help make a magical woodland, so all his friends come back home for Christmas.

Suitable for all ages

Free, no need to book just drop in.
Part of Christmas on the Crescent: Find out more HERE

01723 384500
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2nd December from 10am – 3.30pm 2023.

In the Visitor’s Centre

A range of local stallholders and crafters.

Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

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Friday 1st December 2023

Jack Berry House, Malton

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Shine 21 Christmas Fair

Saturday 2nd December 2023, 10am-3pm

Pickering Memorial Hall

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Opens Saturday October 7th 2023

The Christmas Barn – ​Brimming over with so many beautiful and carefully selected gifts, decorations, lighting and homeware the Christmas barn at Sledmere is the place to be to find all you need to create that cosy festive feel to your home. There are all sorts of unique items so you can bring that special touch to your Christmas dinner table, with festive crockery, table runners, napkins to match, designer Christmas crackers along with all the accessories you need to give your Christmas tree the wow factor this year. For more gifts, homeware and garden essentials pop into the Woodyard just next door.

Christmas trees – The Woodyard Gift, Home and Garden Shop at Sledmere will be selling Yorkshire-grown, premium, non-drop Nordman Christmas trees – both cut and potted, alongside it’s wonderful Christmas Barn. All trees will be in stock from Friday 24th November 2023!

Opening hours – Tuesday to Sunday – 10.00 am to 5 pm
Sledmere, Driffield. YO25 3XG

(01377) 236637
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Beadlam Grange Christmas Fair

23rd – 26th November 9.30am – 5pm (10am-4pm on Sunday) 2023

An annual event at Beadlam Grange, it’s always a fabulous weekend with over 30 stalls. Drinks and refreshments will be available in the Tearoom. Robert & Ruby is also open selling county gifts and interiors. Free entry. Mulled wine available in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. Perfect to get something a little different for your Christmas Presents! Feel free to share and invite friends.

Beadlam Grange Farmshop & Tearoom
Near Helmsley, YO62 7TD Sat Nav Postcode: YO62 7TB
01439 770303

Beck Isle Museum Christmas Fair

Saturday 25th November 2023 10am – 3pm

FREE Entry

Unique Christmas Gifts, Local handmade Crafts, Pre-loved Stall. Pop up Cafe. Fantastic Raffle and Tombola, plus Children’s Tombola and games

Beck Isle Museum
Bridge Street
YO18 8DU

01751 473653

Christmas Shopping at Kemps General Store

Extended Sunday hours 10am – 4pm for November and December
Open until 7pm in December on the days A Christmas Carol is running

Kemps General Store
13 Market Place Malton YO17 7LP
01653 693577

Danby Lodge Christmas Fair

Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November 2023 11am – 3pm

Join us at Danby Lodge and be inspired for Christmas with a range of stalls selling handmade craft and produce. Support independent small businesses whilst buying a unique Christmas gift.

Also on the Saturday is the Winter Social at the Inspired by… gallery. Browse our newest exhibition and collections. Complimentary drinks and nibbles. Drop in any time between 11am – 3pm.

Pease note due to remembrance Sunday the craft fair will not begin until 11.15am on the Sunday.

Drop-in, no booking required
Sorry no dogs, wheelchair accessible.
Free entry.

If you are visiting with family why not help Merry Mouse and her friends get ready for winter with our Merry Mouse and the Bedtime Stories Trail, more information here.

Danby Lodge, Danby, Whitby. YO21 2NB

Danby Lodge Christmas Shopping Weekend

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2023, 10.30am to 4pm

At Danby Lodge: Enjoy a relaxed Christmas shopping experience at Danby Lodge! 10% off a £30 spend, tastings, music and more. Seasonal treats in the tea room.

For all the family
Drop-in, no booking required
Sorry no dogs, wheelchair accessible
All children to be accompanied by an adult

Driffield Christmas Festival & Lights Switch On

1st December 2023 – Driffield Christmas Festival and Light Switch On. Lights being switched on at 7pm, as part of the Dickensian Christmas event.

Farndale Village Hall Christmas Fair

Sunday 3rd December 2023

Farndale Village Hall
Church Houses,
YO62 7LE

Helmsley Christmas Fair

Saturday 16th December 2023 10am – 4pm

Food and Santa’s Grotto in the Town Hall

Craft stalls and Christmas themed activities in All Saints Church for both children and adults eg fancy dress competition with a Christmas theme for children, best dressed Christmas dog (photos only), needle felt demonstration, lanterns and christingle crafts, games, music, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies, carol singing etc

Helmsley Lights Switch On

Friday 1st December 2023, 5.30pm Helmsley Market Square.

Helmsley’s Light Switch on and Tree Festival Opening night. Swinton Band will lead with carols for the light switch on with the Helmsley Town Crier.

6.20pm – Tree preview evening at All Saints Church, tickets are £5 available at Porters, Helmsley School or Elijah Todds

Hungate Centre Pickering Christmas Activities

Christmas fun days at the Hungate Centre in Pickering:

  • 1st December 2023 – Messy Play 0 – 5 years – £2.50 entry.
  • 2nd December 2023 – Cat and Kitten Rescue – 9am – 5pm.
  • 10th December 2023 – Especially 4 u Craft Fair – 9am – 5pm

29 Hungate, Pickering YO18 7DG

Kirk Theatre Christmas Shopping Evening

Wednesday 30th November 2022, 6.00 – 8.30pm.

Lots of stalls from local businesses, crafts, makers, etc

Kirk Theatre, Pickering YO18 7DL
01751 474833

Kirkbymoorside Christmas Fair

Saturday 25th November 10am – 3pm 2023

Come along and enjoy the Christmas lights, wonderful band and great atmosphere with free parking in Town Farm car park. But don’t forget our wonderful independent local shops are open too, so you can get all your Christmas shopping in the town.

Facepainting and Santa’s Grotto in the Kings Head

Kirkbymoorside Market Place and Memorial Hall

Living North Yorkshire Christmas Fair

9th – 12th November 2023, 10am – 4pm (5pm on Saturday)

Living North’s Yorkshire Christmas Fair is the most established Christmas shopping event in the North. Advance tickets £7, £6 for concessions plus booking fee. Tickets on the door £9, £6 per ticket for Concessions. Under 12s and Carers go free.

York Racecourse, YO23 1EX

Malton Christmas Festival

2nd & 3rd December 2023, 9am – 3.30pm

Expect a fabulous weekend of festive fun in and around Malton’s picturesque Market Place. Delicious food, festive gift stalls, street food, live music and family entertainment. Free entry!

Plus this year, Visit Malton is offering up to two hours of free parking for shoppers over the Christmas period.

Market Place, Malton YO17 7LX

Malton Community Sports Centre

Sunday 26th November 2023 10am – 3pm

Christmas Fair with beauty products, sweets, fudge, crochet, jewellery, personalised gifts and much more

Malton School, West Wing

Parking Available

Malton St Clements Festival

Saturday 25th November 2023 10am to 7.30pm

The free to enter, one day festival will be a celebration of winter, harvest, music and traditional blacksmithing.

Wrap up warm and come and join us for a jam-packed family day of fun activities in Malton’s picturesque Market Place.

Some retailers around Malton will be open for a spot of late night shopping too.

Middleton & Aislaby Village Christmas Light Switch On

Saturday 2nd December 2023, 5pm

Main St, Middleton, Pickering YO18 8PB
Phone: 01751 473717 or 07813 688243

Norton Hive Library Christmas Fayre

Sunday 26th November 2023

Starts 1pm

Craft Stalls, Raffle, White Elephant Stall, Tombola, Books, Fairground Attractions, Refreshments,

Norton Christmas Lights Switch On

Sunday 26th November 2023, 2.30 – 4.30pm

Yorkmix Radio will be hosting us this year, with a live band. The light switch on will be at 4:30pm and Santa will be arriving in his sleigh to help turn the lights on a few minutes beforehand. Fairground, stalls, food and drink, tombola, raffle and many stalls inside the library.

Norton Hive Library, 86 Commercial St, Norton, Malton YO17 9ES

Norton Scouts Christmas Fair

16th November 2023, 7pm

Come along to the scout hut and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie on arrival. Have a look round our lovely Christmas stalls. All proceeds go towards the 1st norton scout group funds. It will be lovely to see lots of people on the evening. £1 entry.

Norton Scout Hut, Howe Road, Norton

Pickering Christmas Light Switch On

Saturday 25th November 2023, 2 – 6pm. There will be stalls, food, games, entertainment, fairground rides. Santa will be arriving at 4.45pm and lights on at 5.30pm

Pocklington Christmas Market

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2023 10am – 6pm

Traditional Christmas Market with 70+ stalls
Live Entertainment Stage
Street Food & Apres Ski Bar
Street Entertainment
Meet Father Christmas plus much more

Pocklington Town Centre

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend

2nd & 3rd December 2023. Typically held the first weekend in December, the event gives all visitors and residents the opportunity to dress up in traditional Victorian costume. The village also benefits from a flurry of Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths.

Festive fun past and present, lots to see and do including workshops and shows

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby. YO22 4ST

Ryedale Folk Museum Christmas Shopping Weekend

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, 10am – 4pm 2023 (only the gift shop is open, no access to the Museum).

With a complimentary glass of mulled wine or non-alcoholic wassail punch for every shopper, this is a lovely opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit whilst finding the perfect present for a loved one.  We’ve got lots of treats for friends, family, neighbours, or even the dog. We have range of high-quality gifts, whether you’re looking for the tasty, the quirky or the beautiful.

10% off for purchases of £40 or more. 

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA


Ryedale Virtual Craft Fair 2023/24

On Facebook with fantastic stalls.

Scampston Hall Christmas

Scampston’s Annual Christmas Charity Fair – Sat 25 Nov 2023 – Sun 26 Nov 2023 – is here to kick start the festive season, including a special visit from Father Christmas and the Fairy Godmothers. A wide range of stalls selling high quality produce, gifts and crafts in the Conservatory and Café.  Special visits from Father Christmas, 11am-12:30 pm and 1:30pm-3pm (there will be a small fee for this, gift included)

Christmas Trees at Scampston Hall – 22nd November – 17th December 17, 2023 – Pick up your real Christmas Tree from Scampston! Come and buy your Christmas tree from Scampston Walled Garden this year. We have been growing Christmas trees for direct sale to the public for decades on our farms at Scampston, near Malton, North Yorkshire.

Scampston Hall, Scampston, Malton 01944 759111

Sherburn Christmas Craft Fair

Sunday 20th November 2022 10.30am – 3pm

Gifts, ceramics, home decor, jewellery, ornament plus much more. Hosted by Sherburn Playing Field Association.

Sherburn Community Sports Club, Sherburn, Malton, YO17 8PL

Southburn Christmas Fayre

Tuesday 14th November 2023 10am – 4pm

Join us for a day of Christmas shopping at Driffield Showground. Stay and have lunch with a glass of wine or have a scone with a cup of tea. £5 per ticket, pay on the door.

Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN

St Peter & St Paul’s Church Christmas Fair

Saturday 9th December 1pm – 4pm 2023

Lots of fun for all the family at our annual Christmas Fair.
Meet Father Christmas, Live Music and Carol singing.
Mulled wine and Mince pies.
Homemade Cakes, Handmade Crafts.
Lots of stalls and games.

All proceeds towards the upkeep and mission work of Pickering Parish Church.
Reg. Charity number: 1176138

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Pickering

Stillington Village Hall Christmas Fair

Friday 24th November, 6 – 8pm

Crafts and food stalls, raffle, mince pies, mulled wine.

The Village Hall, The Green, Stillington, YO61 1JX

Sutton Bank Christmas Shopping Weekend

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2023, 10.30am to 4pm

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December 2023. 10.30am to 4pm

At Sutton Bank: Enjoy a relaxed Christmas shopping experience at Sutton Bank! 10% off a £30 spend, tastings, music and more. Seasonal treats in the tea room and special offers in Sutton Bank Bikes.

For all the family
Drop-in, no booking required
Dogs welcome, wheelchair accessible
All children to be accompanied by an adult

Terrington Hall School Christmas Fair

Friday 8th December 12pm – 4.30pm 2023

Terrington Hall School, YO60 6PR
01653 648227

Thirsk Christmas Fair & Light Switch on

Thirsk Christmas Fair is on 24th-26th November 2023, and the Christmas lights will be switched on featuring the lights switch on 24th November 2023

Thirsk Christmas Fayre Weekend and Light Switch On

Thirsk Christmas lights switch on Friday 24th November 2023 with Late-Night Shopping Event until 6pm.

Thirsk Christmas Fayre 24th – 26th November 2023 at Thirsk Town Hall. Friday (4pm – 7.30pm), Saturday (10am-4pm), Sunday (10pm – 4pm)


Thirsk Lodge Barns Christmas Market

Thursday 7th December 2023 5pm – 9pm. Join us for a flurry of festive shopping whilst enjoying festive delights including our real reindeer, and guinea pig nativity scene. A variety of stalls serving gifts, food, crafts and lots more.

Entrance tickets are £5 each and sales go directly to Herriot Hospice Homecare

Thirsk Lodge Barns, Newsham Road, Thirsk, YO7 4DB

Thornton-Le-Dale Lights Switch On

Saturday 2nd December 2023 4.30pm – 7pm. Santa arrives at 5pm, Switch on at 6pm, plus an evening filled with music, food, tombole, mulled wine, hog roast and more.