The Christmas experience has craft workshops, cooking demonstrations in the Country Living Kitchen and a French bistro set up in the Royal Hall. The festive fair will also be home to handmade gifts, decorations and locally sourced food and drink.
There are over 350 exhibitors, over two thirds are Yorkshire-based businesses including Harrogate’s Urban Outline. The Scandinavian homeware company is run by Liselotte Holleander, a trained interior designer who is returning to the fair for the eighth year with a variety of festive home accessories including Christmas decorations, homeware and candles.
Dan Sewell, event director at Upper Street Events which organises the Country Living Christmas Fair, said:
It’s been fantastic to be back in Harrogate, it’s a great festive atmosphere with visitors commenting that it’s been our most packed show yet.
They’ve been able to enjoy a day of shopping and meeting independent artisans, relaxing and taking part in crafting workshops – as well as watching a Christmas biscuit demonstration from this year’s Great British Bake Off winner, David Atherton.
We’ve seen thousands of new and returning visitors so far, it’s gearing up to be our busiest year in Harrogate yet!