Christmas is coming.....

17 September 2015

Christmas is just around the corner and Harrogate is a very special place during the festive season!

Why not put the fun back into Christmas gift shopping for friends and family by booking a short break to Harrogate - enjoy a superb range of independant shops as well as all your favourite high street retailers - marvel at the wonderful window displays as retailers compete for the title of "best dressed window". 

Christmas is a favourite with foodies - there's so much to enjoy!   Try spiced hand finished mince pies or lebkuchen from Betty's world famous cafe, browse edible goodies from Weetons Food Hall on West Park or Fodder near the Great Yorkshire Show Ground (they'll  create mouthwatering hampers full of your favourite goodies).  And new for this year - the Harrogate Christmas Foodies Festival opens between 11th to 13th December at Harrogate International Centre - yummy!

Be sure to make a bee-line for the atmospheric cobbled streets of the Montpellier Quarter where you'll find a host of galleries, boutiques, bars, cafes and restaurants.  Just a stone's throw away, the Montpellier Gardens hosts the ever popular Christmas Market on 19th-22nd November - just perfect for getting you into the Christmas spirit!

Looking for that perfect and unique gift for a loved one?  Try the Country Living Christmas Fair (3rd to 6th December at Harrogate International Centre) and Crafts for Christmas (12th-15th November at Great Yorkshire Showground) packed full of wonderful stalls.

Children love Harrogate at Christmas - the switching on of the Christmas Lights is very special and attracts visitors from far and wide to enjoy our beautiful town bathed in festive sparkle!  And the ever popular pantomime is always a sell out - don't leave it too late to book your ticket's for this year's production of Aladdin.  It's sure to be a big hit!

Harrogate Holidays can offer the perfect accommodation for a festive Christmas short break - choose from a town centre apartment to put you right at the heart of things or perhaps a cosy cottage complete with wood burner for snuggling up!  We can offer short breaks from just 2 nights - just perfect for that pre-Christmas pick me up!  Call us today on 01423 523333 or search our home page here.