The Harrogate Lifestyle Guide to THE BEST events in town...
Discover the Vibrant Pulse of Harrogate with Our "What's On" Guide
Welcome to Harrogate, a town bustling with life and endless entertainment options. At Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments, we want you to make the most of your stay by exploring the exciting events and activities that this charming town has to offer. Our "What's On in Harrogate" guide is your ticket to experiencing the best of the town's culture, arts, and entertainment scene.
Embrace the Local Culture
Immerse yourself in the rich local culture and community events that Harrogate has to offer. From arts festivals and craft fairs to traditional markets and seasonal celebrations, there's always something to delight every visitor.
Indulge your senses with captivating performances at Harrogate's renowned venues. Discover a diverse range of shows, including theater productions, live music concerts, and dance performances that are sure to leave you mesmerized.
Food and Drink Festivals
Treat your taste buds to a delightful experience at the numerous food and drink festivals hosted in Harrogate throughout the year. Sample local delicacies, artisanal treats, and exquisite beverages that reflect the town's culinary diversity.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, Harrogate offers an array of activities for nature enthusiasts. Explore the beautiful parks, go for a leisurely stroll by the Stray, or take a bike ride through picturesque trails.
Indulge in retail therapy at Harrogate's stylish boutiques, high-end stores, and independent shops. From fashion to homeware, you're sure to find unique items to take home as souvenirs.
Harrogate's event calendar is packed with happenings throughout the year. From seasonal celebrations like Christmas markets and summer festivals to sporting events and cultural gatherings, there's always something to enjoy.
Stay in the Know
At Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments, we keep you updated on the latest events and activities. Follow our "What's On in Harrogate" guide to ensure you don't miss out on any exciting opportunities during your stay.
Harrogate is a town that never ceases to amaze, and with our "What's On" guide, you'll have an insider's view of the best events and activities. Make the most of your stay with Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments by immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, entertainment, and experiences that Harrogate has to offer.
GLOW - WINTER ILLUMINATIONS AT RHS GARDEN HARLOW CARR
START DATE: WEDNESDAY 22ND NOV 2023
END DATE: SATURDAY 30TH DEC 2023
Let it Glow! Wednesdays to Saturdays this Christmas season - enjoy an unmissable after-dark spectacle of lights at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this festive season, with a magical evening for all the family.
Explore breath-taking beauty of the garden as amazing illuminations light your way on our spectacular Glow trail. See iconic features adorned with festive lights including Streamside, the Edwardian Garden, Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns, Bath House and the Kitchen Garden. Marvel at the ‘field of fire’ on the Main Lawn and don't forget to take a selfie through the gilded frame in the Sun Border. New for 2023, cross the Thaliana Bridge in a rainbow of lights and enjoy playing with family on the illuminated Logness Monster.
Looking for something to keep you aglow? Take a break along the way and tuck into tasty festive treats and warming drinks available to buy from Bettys Tea House. Enjoy a mulled wine or indulgent hot chocolate and choose from a magnificent range of sweet treats including mince pies and fat rascals, a Yorkshire favourite.
Find your magic this Christmas in our RHS Harlow Carr Garden Centre. Shop our treasure trove of decorations both traditional and quirky, gifts to delight and stocking fillers to light up faces. Add a sprinkling of festive houseplants, wreaths and UK grown Christmas trees and you’re sure to find your Christmas magic with us this year.
HARROGATE THEATRE DICK WHITTINGTON PANTOMIME
START DATE: WEDNESDAY 22ND NOV 2023
END DATE: SUNDAY 14TH DEC 2023
Join Dick Whittington on an adventure of a lifetime to seek his fame and fortune in London town where the streets are paved with gold! Alongside his trusty sidekick Tammy the Cat, Dick is going to need all the help he can get if he’s going to win the day, become the Lord Mayor of London and defeat the evil King Rat! Packed with sparkle, silliness, and side-splitting jokes, Harrogate Theatre’s magical pantomime is a seasonal spectacular and we can’t wait to see you for the greatest adventure of them all!
THE GREAT YORKSHIRE CHRISTMAS FAIR 2023
START DATE: THURSDAY 30TH NOV 2023
END DATE: SUNDAY 3RD DEC 2023
Indoor festive fair featuring 155 top companies selling everything you could want to thrill family and friends at Christmas. from sensational festive decorations; wow factor wreaths; unusual food; gorgeous gifts and stunning stocking fillers to decorative accessories for your home and garden; charming children’s products; dazzling jewellery; arresting art; tempting toys; fabulous fashion and fashion accessories.
Two large restaurants, a cafe, a champagne bar and free parking on hardstanding.
COUNTRY LIVING CHRISTMAS FAIR, HARROGATE
START DATE: THURSDAY 30TH NOV 2023
END DATE: SUNDAY 3RD DEC 2023
The Country Living Christmas Fair offers a chance to shop in style with a glass of prosecco in hand from an abundance of artisan designers.
The Fair has been a key part of Harrogate’s festive calendar for over 10 years. Country Living magazine is aimed at readers who love home décor, recipes and country living.
This Christmas features a food and drink emporium, skilled tutors who will host craft workshops to create your own baubles and bunting, and an interactive Christmas Table, where you can learn how to make cocktails, canapes, and perfect your tablescaping skills.
The Country Living Christmas Fair offers hands-on workshops, tailored tasting sessions, a vibrant food hall, and a huge array of unique gifts from the UK’s leading crafters, designers, and artisans. It regularly attracts 15,000 across the four-day event.
The Fair promises a weather-proof indoor festive experience from sourcing tasty tipples to hearing insights from top chefs sharing seasonal showstopper recipes.
New exhibitors for 2023 include independent traders from across the UK and further afield.
Love from Lapland is an independent retailer with a passion for brands that showcase the wild natural Arctic lifestyle. Its range of winter gifts feature hand-crafted jewellery, soaps and lotions inspired by its pine forests and deep lakes, reindeer inspired kitchen-ware, and cosy knitwear.
There will be jewellery makers from the Scottish Borders to award-winning Yorkshire beer and gin.
Quirky creatives also feature such as StavesArt, founded by architecture student Ben Staves, whose wall art features intricate architectural murals of cities, skyscrapers, and stadiums.
The Wanda Coyne Collection, created by an antiques dealer with an eye for design, offers beautiful tea towels, tote bags, and home accessories inspired by antique prints with botanical, porcelain, and zoological themes.
Shoppers will find unique clothing too, such as luxury maternity brand, The Mum Collective, as well as a range of luxurious treats, including Indulgent Chocolates with its range of handmade tempered luxury Belgium chocolates.
For fans of the Great British Sewing Bee or the Repair Shop, Tinker and Fix offers a bespoke range of high-end tools and kit for people who like to make, mend, or grow.
There’ll also be returning favourite brands including Isle of Barra Distillers, The Wild Shepherdess, and Charlie & Ivy’s.
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"The Harrogate Christmas Fayre is very much happening this year, it has in fact been extended to 10 days - Harrogate Christmas Fayre - Visit Harrogate – and is again supported by the ice rink, free road train, over 100,000 Christmas lights, the North Pole Post Office, Father Christmas Experience and more to be announced very soon in the area where the big wheel was last year."
Matthew Chapman - Harrogate Bid Manager
Experience the joy of Christmas in the heart of Yorkshire this December. Harrogate’s famous Christmas Market returns to the town centre for 10 days of festive shopping opportunities from an eclectic mix of local traders and traditional European Christmas stalls.
Among the many stalls and entertainments will be arts and crafts from artisan creators, mouth-watering treats for customers to sample or purchase, festive decorations for your home and a range of unique gift ideas for you to choose from, or just treat yourself amid the busy Christmas preparations.
In addition to the chance to enjoy a truly Harrogate Christmas shopping experience, there will be music and entertainment to add to the perfect Christmas atmosphere whether you visit friends or family.
The Harrogate Christmas lights will be on and the festive season well underway, making this the perfect excuse to come and spend time with us this Christmas.
START DATE: FRIDAY 1ST DEC 2023 10:00 AM
END DATE: SUNDAY 17TH DEC 2023 16:30 PM
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END DATE: SUNDAY 3RD NOV 2024
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START DATE: THURSDAY 21ST NOV 2024
END DATE: SUNDAY 24TH NOV 2024
Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids in Harrogate?
Download the Harrogate - Pirates in Valley Gardens
Treasure Hunt Trail from YorkshireTrails.co.uk
Then why not explore Harrogate with the kids on this self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail written especially for our younger Trailers. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to discover the location of the buried treasure?
This picture-clue only Trail, designed for our younger Trailers, starts at the town centre end of Valley Gardens, at the main gates opposite the Royal Pump Room Museum. The route keeps within the boundaries of these wonderfully varied gardens throughout, finishing near the cafe.