The 2018 Christmas Light Switch On events in Wharfedale & Craven!
Call into the first charity Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival taking place in St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley, the Christmas Tree Festival will be held across two days on 23rd and 24th November 2018.
Then head down to The Grove, Ilkley, for Ilkley Christmas market 2 pm until 6 pm and then watch Santa switch the lights on at 5 pm
Addingham host their Christmas Market and light switch on. Saturday 24th November 2 – 5.30pm.
Totally Locally Addingham in partnership with Addingham Parish Council are once again hosting their ever-popular Christmas Market to coincide with the Christmas Lights Switch On at the Swan Pub car park.
Free Admission, Kid Friendly
After last years huge success Bramhope hosts their 2nd and extended Christmas Light Switch On & Market. Saturday 24th November 4-8pm.
Bramhope Village Hall will see Stalls, Refreshments and Children’s Activities from 4 pm with the big switch on at 5.30m.
It will be supported by an indoor Christmas Market at the Village Hall, featuring stalls, carol singing and seasonal refreshments, which starts at 4 pm.
Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council started gradually increasing the number of festive lights in the village, due to public demand, a few years ago.
Skipton Christmas Light Switch on is going to be bigger & better than ever before! Sunday 25th November 2018: A full day filled with FREE festive fun on Skipton High Street!
Festive food and drink market, a Festive marquee, Children’s activities including a FREE Christmas puppet making workshops & circus skills workshops. Children’s Funfair, Festive walkabout entertainment – featuring SANTA himself, Santa’s elves, Donkey rides and a Birds of Prey display!
The annual Santa Fun Run will start and finish on the High Street this year which will kick off the 2018 Christmas Lights Switch On celebrations.
The Christmas lights will be switched on on the main stage at 17.30pm
Guiseley Christmas Market and Light Switch On is back!
November 25th 3 – 6.30 pm
The event Hosted by Codswallop CIC and Guiseley Christmas Lights Appeal takes place at Town Gate Guiseley. With stalls and entertainment suitable for all, a great community event for all the family. Ensure you call into St Oswald’s Church, Guiseley for the Guiseley Christmas Tree Festival, this year’s theme is A White Christmas!
Silsden Christmas Light Switch On & Christmas Market. Sunday 24th November 10 am – 4pm.
Silsden Gala Committee is running their Christmas Market from 10 am – 4 pm followed by an afternoon of entertainment including the Roving Nativity, Silsden Town Band and a carol service. The Christmas lights will be switched on at 4.30pm followed by a grand finale!
Otley kicks off their Christmas season on Monday 26th November with the Christmas Light Switch On.
This free event will provide family entertainment to suit all ages, with on-stage performers, street theatre and fairground rides offering a distinct community feel. The lights will be officially turned on by Britain’s Got Talent star Jamie Lee Harrison at 7 pm and followed by a fireworks display.
Most of the High Street shops will be open to get some Christmas shopping done, there will be activities in the library along with the small trees plus there will also be stalls and entertainment!
Rawdon Christmas Light Switch On. Tuesday 4th December 2018 5 – 9pm.
Santa will be appearing live, enjoy LIVE music from local bands, schools and community groups plus fairground rides!
Last but by no means least is Glusburn & Cross Hills Christmas Tree Lights Switch On. Thursday 6th December 6 – 9 pm.
Kildwick School Choir will be Carol singing, shops will be opening late. Festive Food and Drink will be available from Thorntons, Luby’s Tea Room and Gallaghers Alehouse. Father Christmas might be on a walkabout taking your Christmas lists!
Images credited to each event organiser