Christmas Halifax & Calderdale

Christmas Days Out

Lots of fun and festive family days out in Halifax and Calderdale for 2023!

The highly-anticipated Harrogate Ice Rink returns to Crescent Gardens for the second year in a row; running alongside the Harrogate Christmas Fayre from 1st December and remaining open until 7th January 2024.

This festive favourite will be bigger and better than ever before, hosting not only a bigger ice rink, but an outdoor bar, a cosy sheltered tipi, funfair rides including a carousel and bungee trampolines, and a Yorkshire Wrap food stall – vegetarian and vegan options available.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas with this family-friendly and affordable attraction coming to the centre of Harrogate from December to January.

Harrogate Ice Rink is open from 11am every day until 19:30 on weekdays and 20:45 on weekends. You can book a one-hour session for a reduced price of £10 per ticket (plus booking fee) this year, and each ticket purchased will also grant 50% off any hot drink at the bar on site; including mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Adults and children aged 4+ are welcome at Harrogate Ice Rink. Free skate hire is available on site and there are skate aids available on a first come first served basis, these are available for £5 per user.

During your visit to Crescent Gardens, be sure to visit the Harrogate Christmas Fayre, ride on the Candy Cane Express road train, or experience the open top bus, which stops at the Ice Rink too!

For  20% discount code for Mumblers use discount code: mumbler20

More details about session times, bar opening hours, and terms and conditions can be found online

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12 Days of Christmas Trail – Bolton Abbey

Take a wintry walk through the woods at Bolton Abbey and follow a ’12 Days of Christmas’ trail – tickets for the trail are included in admission, which needs to be prebooked.

December 2023

Tel: 01756 718000

Christmas at Cannon Hall Farm

Join Santa on a magical adventure as you enjoy a show – The Santa Apprentice – before going on the Toy Factory and selecting a very special present with the elves. As well as the Christmas experience, you can enjoy all the farm’s usual fun! Don’t miss out on meeting the farm’s reindeer too.

2nd – 24th December 2023

Tel: 01226 790427

Christmas at East Riddlesden Hall

Join Mrs Claus for festival storytelling in the Great Hall! Visit the Discovery Room for Christmas arts & crafts, and don’t forget to write your letter to Father Christmas. Standard entry applies.

25th November – 20th December 2023

Tel: 01535 607075

Christmas at RHS Harlow Carr

Bring the family for a magical evening of illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.  Festive refreshments will also be available. Tickets must be booked in advance.

22nd November – 30th December 2023

Tel: 01423 565418

Christmas at Thornton Hall Country Park

Have a magical Christmas experience, with a tale through the park, take The Greenlands Express before entering Mother Christmas’ kitchen, visiting the post office, exploring the fairy forest and lots more, as well as a visit with Father Christmas himself! Booking is essential.

26th November – 24th December 2023

Tel: 01282 841148

Cinderella at The Victoria Theatre

Enjoy this magical, family-friendly pantomime, hosted by The Victoria Theatre Halifax. Tickets must be booked in advance.

16th December 2023 – 6th January 2024

Tel: 01422 351158

Santa’s Grotto – Ingleborough Cave

Visit Santa in his cave grotto! Your tickets also include the Ingleborough Estate nature trail. Booking is essential, and is open from early September.

2nd – 23rd December 2023

Tel: 01524 251242

Jack & the Beanstalk at The Viaduct Theatre

Panto Ever After presents Jack & the Beanstalk for 2023! This show is suitable for the whole family, running for approximately 2hrs. Tickets must be booked.

19th – 30th December 2023

Tel: 01422 849227

Sundown Adventureland Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas Spectacular returns with a magical ride through the enchanted forest, a visit with Santa, festive refreshments and time to explore the rest of the park. Booking is essential.

18th November – 24th December 2023

Tel: 01777 248274

Rapunzel at Square Chapel

Enjoy this family-friendly show, with lots of songs, dance routines, jokes and more! Booking is essential.

13th – 24th December 2023

Tel: 0343 208 6016