Christmas Calderdale

Christmas Markets & Fairs

Christmas markets and fairs within Halifax and Calderdale.

*** Currently updating for 2020 – please check back soon***


Another World Christmas Fayre

Festive event set in heated Christmas marquees and log cabins. There will be locally-made Christmas gifts and crafts to buy, cafe and hot food, a real log fire and cosy dining area, real Christmas trees for sale,a licenced bar and hot drinks and much more.

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019. 10am-3pm. Another World Adventure Centre, Ogden, Halifax. HX2 8YB.

Bankfield Museum Christmas Craft Fair

Get into the Christmas spirit and peruse the local crafts and produce on sale.

Free entry.

  • December 7, 2019. 10am-4pm. Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

Brighouse Christmas Market

Celebrate the start of Brighouse’s festive season with its annual Christmas food and craft market.

There will be amazing food, over 70 stalls, live music and Christmas fun for all the family, including the town’s lights switch-on with Father Christmas.

Saturday, November 23: 10am-5pm. Christmas lights will be switched on by Father Christmas in his horse-drawn sleigh at around 4pm. Sunday, November 24: 10am-4pm.

  • November 23-24, 2019. Brighouse Town Centre.

Christmas ARTfair

Christmas shopping experience for the whole family, with affordable gifts by local and regional artists, jewellers, sculptors and more.

There will also be an onsite cafe serving warm drinks and tasty treats.

An accompanying ‘Winter Showcase’ exhibition will run in the cafe and foyet area from November 26-December 21.

Free entry. 11am-4pm.

  • November 30-December 1, 2019. The Waterfront hall, The Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge.

Christmas Fair at Halifax Town Hall

Christmas Fair with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal, Happy Days & Calderdale Music Service Trust.

Stalls, refreshments, Santa’s grotto, musical entertainment, and much more. 11am-4pm. Free entry.

  • November 30, 2019. Halifax Town Hall.

East Riddlesden Hall Indoor Christmas Market

Festive market at East Riddlesden Hall inside a warm and rustic barn surrounded by fair lights. Local stalls selling scented gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery, local gins, homemade treats, mulled wine and more.

Tie your wish to the giant Christmas tree in the Great Hall and follow the garden trail.

Entry £3 per person, £10 family ticket. Free entry for National Trust members.

  • December 7-8, 2019. 11am-5pm. East Riddlesden Hall, BD20 5EL.

Halifax Golf Club Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair with stalls, including some handmade items. Free entry.

  • Halifax Golf Club, Union Lane, Halifax. November 24, 2019. 11am-3pm.

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

8th November – 21st December 2019, 10.30am – 9.30pm Monday – Saturday. 10.30am – 7.30pm Sundays.

Christkindelmarkt is Leeds’ annual traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and daily programme of light entertainment.

Every Sunday (excluding 10th November) families can enjoy a children’s show in the open air market square, featuring sing-alongs, games, face painting and balloon modelling, with appearances from the Winter Wonderland Princesses and other characters. 11am -1pm.

Drop-in event. No booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers. 

Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 378 6988

Mount Zion Christmas Tree Festival

Free Christmas Tree Festival this year, culminating with a carol service on Sunday, December 8, at 2.45pm when the winning tree will be announced.

Light refreshments available.

  • December 7-8, 2019. Per Lane, Ogden, Halifax, HX2 8XG.

Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Lights Switch On

Christmas market with lots of stalls, local food and drink, free face painting for kids, crafts, storytelling, live ice carving and a visit from Father Christmas.

Live entertainment includes Fat Cat Brass, the Christmas lights switch-on, festive firework finale and Halo-Glow Show.

  • November 16, 2019. 12.30-6.30pm. St Michael’s Church Hall, Erringden Road and Memorial Gardens.

Piece Hall Christmas Fair

Enjoy the festive atmosphere at The Piece Hall and see independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop up food and drink.

Live entertainment and a carousel for the kids.

  • November 29-December 1, 2019. 10am-6pm. The Piece Hall, Halifax.

Queensbury Christmas Market

More than 20 stalls selling cheese, decorations, bath bombs and more.

  • Queensbury Celtic, Pit Lane, Queensbury, BD13 3ST. December 14, 2019. 10am-4pm.

Ripponden Festival Christmas Market

Christmas extravaganza with over 45 stalls selling gifts, crafts, food and drinks. Entertainment includes Santa arriving on a tractor, live saxophone players, children’s choir, live singers, King Cross Fire Brigade with a fire engine and a fabulous finale.

  • December 7, 2019. 11am-5pm. Bridge End, Ripponden, HX6 4DF.

RSPCA Christmas Fair

A fun, festive day for all the family where you can meet the animals at the RSPCA! There will be stalls and  games, festive treats, a raffle and the Animal Christmas Stockings will be out for you to put any treats and toys for the animals in.

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019. RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN. 12-3pm.

Shibden Winter Craft Fair

Craft stands and food stalls within Shibden Hall.

  • November 16-17, 2019. Entry fee £4 (£3 concessions). Shibden Hall, Halifax.