Christmas lights switch on 2023 events in Yorkshire: 10 places in York, Leeds, Doncaster, Yorkshire Dales, Huddersfield, Harrogate, Hull, Scarborough, Skipton and Bridlington where you can see Christmas lights and illuminations

Yorkshire is preparing for Christmas from now with a variety of locations hosting Christmas lights switch-on events and illuminations.

There are plenty of venues organising their festive celebrations in time for Christmas including markets, fairs and of course the lights. Many of the lights switch-on events will take place at Christmas markets across Yorkshire.

The magical Christmas lights are very popular every year as people grow more excited about the festive season.

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Events start from November 8 to December 30, 2023. Here are our top picks.

Sewerby Hall Winter Wonderland. (Pic credit: Bruce Rollinson)Sewerby Hall Winter Wonderland. (Pic credit: Bruce Rollinson)
Sewerby Hall Winter Wonderland. (Pic credit: Bruce Rollinson)

Christmas lights switch-on events 2023 in Yorkshire


Date: Thursday, November 16 to Wednesday, November 22 from 10am to 7pm (Monday to Sunday)

Location: York Christmas Market, 4-6 Parliament Street, York, YO1 8SE.


Date: Friday, November 24 from 5pm to 7.30pm

Location: Green Road, Meanwood, Leeds.


Date: Saturday, November 18 from 1pm to 6.30pm

Location: St George’s Square, Huddersfield.


Date: Friday, November 17 to Sunday, December 31

Location: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Hurst Lane, Doncaster, DN9 3QY.


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Date: Wednesday, November 22 to Saturday, December 30 from 4.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.


Date: Sunday, November 26 from 5pm

Location: Skipton High Street, Skipton, BD23.


Date: Wednesday, November 15 to Saturday, December 23 from 4pm to 10pm

Location: Across Scarborough, illuminations will sparkle and light up some of Scarborough most loved places to visit: St Mary’s Church, Scarborough Town Hall, Rotunda Museum, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Castle.


Date: Friday, December 8 to 22

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Location: Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ED.

Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Date: Saturday, November 25 from 12pm to 5.30pm

Location: Settle Market Place, Settle, BD24.


Date: Friday, November 17 from 5pm with special guest Nadine Coyle and Friday, November 24 from 5pm

Location: Beverley Flemingate, HU17 (November 17) and Hessle Square, HU13 (November 24).

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