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Christmas at our Ilkley Holiday Cottage

What’s Happening Near The Barn – Christmas 2017

At The Barn, Christmas is our favourite time of year. Situated in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales countryside, our converted barn is perfect for festive family gatherings. When the snow falls over the Dales, you would be hard pushed to find a more beautiful location. There will be plenty to do in the area over the Christmas period, too. Local towns and villages will be hosting a vast array of family events to get you in the holiday spirit. Here are a few of our favourite annual festivities for you to attend during your stay.

Aire Valley Christmas Market

Christmas will be starting early in Skipton! This year’s annual indoor Christmas market will take place on Sunday 19th November at The Rendezvous Hotel. Expect a huge number of stalls offering handmade gifts, homemade foods and a wonderful selection of gift ideas for all the family.

Otley Victorian Fayre and Christmas Market

This event has been running since 1985 and attracts approximately 17,000 people each year.  The centre of Otley is transformed into a 19thcentury Christmas market with residents, business owners and even tourists dressed in typically Victorian attire. This year’s event will include donkey rides for children and a visit from Santa’s reindeers.

Haworth Victorian Christmas

Haworth, home of the Brontё’s, plays host to a festive event every weekend in December.  This year’s dates are as follows:

2nd – 3rd December – Christmas Market
9 – 10th December – Torchlight Procession
14th December – Late night opening
23rd – 24th December – Nativity Procession

Ilkley Christmas Teepees

Hosted by Bar Events UK, this event will be ongoing for the whole of December. Festive teepees will be erected in Ilkley Park. One of these will house a wonderful Santa’s Grotto, which promises a truly magical experience for children who attend. The others will be pop-up restaurants offering splendid evenings of excellent cuisine and a unique ambience.


We think these events sound great and we cannot wait for the festive season to begin. Whether you’re hoping to visit some of these or you just want to cosy up with loved ones by our wood burning stove whilst the snow falls over the Dales, we can assure you that Christmas at The Barn will be a wonderful experience.

We still have some availability at our Yorkshire holiday home in November and December, so CLICK HERE to check availability and secure your dates.