Independent Christmas Markets - Yorkshire

Independent Christmas Markets - Yorkshire

Christmas Markets are a quintessential part of Christmas. Most UK cities host a traditional German Christmas Market, but there are an increasing number of markets that support local makers and independent businesses, whilst still offering the classics (brass band and mulled wine anyone?) to make your Christmas, well, Christmassy.

As a small business, we love markets that specialise in hosting and supporting local, independent businesses, so we've found Yorkshire's must-see markets that feature some of the best local businesses around.

St. Nicholas Fair, York

York - Independent Yorkshire Christmas Markets

This infamous York Christmas Market runs most days from 18th November - 23rd December. With festive wooden chalets and York's traditional cobbled streets, you're guaranteed to get in the Christmas spirit at this market. 

Winter Makers Market, The Piece Hall, Halifax

Piece Hall Christmas Makers Market - Yorkshire Independent Christmas Market

Image: The Piece Hall

Since its renovation in 2017, The Piece Hall has hosted some top class events, and the Winter Makers Market is definitely one of them. After being part of the event in 2019, we can confirm it is definitely one for getting you in the festive spirit! The Piece Hall is also home to The Handmade Gift Shop, which stocks amazing gifts from over 50 Yorkshire crafters (us included!).

The Makers Market, Manchester

Manchester Christmas Market - Independent Christmas Market

The Makers Market hosts markets across the North West on various days and times throughout the month. From sumptuous seasonal bites to unique gift finds, you're bound to find something special whilst discovering somewhere new. Disclaimer: these markets are not specifically Christmas markets, so may not fulfil your festive needs completely!

Skipton Christmas Market, Skipton

Skipton Christmas Market - Independent Christmas Market Yorkshire

Image: Skipton Christmas Market

If you want traditional, look no further than Skipton Christmas Market. This years event features 100+ artisan and craft stalls, brass bands, carol singing and even a live music stage. With events and entertainment on throughout the town, this is definitely one for all of the family.

Christmas On The Farm, Denby Dale 

Christmas Market - Yorkshire Independent Christmas Market

Hosted by Yummy Yorkshire, Christmas On The Farm hosts a unique mix of permanent traders every day (18th November - 23rd December), with additional stallholders on weekends. Yummy Yorkshire is also home to an ice cream parlour and a delicious restaurant, so you're guaranteed to leave here with a full stomach!

If you want to support small, independent business this Christmas, you might not need to search far and wide. Ask friends and family if they know anyone who runs a small business (or indeed does themselves!) - word of mouth is a great way to find the ultimate unique gift this Christmas.

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