Haworth at Christmas

A Magical Haworth Christmas 2021

A Haworth Christmas is always a magical time for children and families with Main Street beautifully decorated by residents and local business owners. The famous cobbled street is lit by twinkling fairy lights, craft fairs and pretty shop windows to excite and create a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

As well as shops, cafes and pubs, you can ride the Elf Express steam train to see Santa, visit the craft fairs and enjoy the traditional brass bands and processions at one of the themed Christmas weekends.

Late Night Christmas Shopping
Businesses will be open late on Thursday 9th and 16th December to purchase gifts and maybe treat yourself to a hot chocolate or mulled wine!


Light Up Haworth Weekend – the switch on of the main Christmas tree and twinkly lights of Main Street – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November 2021. There’s also a Christmas Craft Fair on both days in the Schoolrooms.

Street entertainment includes: Waldershelf Singers, West Lane Operatic Society, OXNOP Singers, Christmas Jukebox from the Clothes Store and Spencer Terry.

Torchlight Procession Weekend – the popular procession with carols from the bottom of Main Street to the top, with torches available to purchase – the procession is at 5pm on Sunday 5th December with a Carol Service at the Parish Church at 6pm. There’s also a Christmas Craft Fair on both days in the Schoolrooms.

Street entertainment includes: Hebden Bridge Band, Haworth Ukelele Group, Bacapella Singers, Sowerby Bridge Morris, Bradford Pipe Band, Great Yorkshire Morris, Leeds Pipe band and Santa’s Sleigh.

Christmas Music Weekend – with traditional Yorkshire brass bands – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December 2021. There’s also a Christmas Craft Fair on both days in the Schoolrooms.

Street entertainment includes: Haworth Brass Band, Hebden Bridge Band, Voices of Yorkshire, Bradford Pipe Band, Drighlington Brass Band and Santa’s Sleigh.

Nativity Weekend – popular procession of families singing carols with two donkeys, seeking ‘a room at the inn’ – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December 2021. There’s street entertainment from the Golcar Band and the Bacapella Singers, plus a Christmas Craft Fair on both days in the Schoolrooms.


Meet Santa And Ride On A Steam Train

The Keighley And Worth Valley Railway at Christmas is incredibly popular with children able to meet Santa and his helpers on a real steam train!

Arriving at Oxenhope Station, you’ll take a seat in your very own compartment and enjoy a steam train ride to ‘Kringle Town’ where you’ll meet Santa and his many elf helpers.

Steam through the Worth Valley and be mesmerised by the enchanting tunnel of lights and join in the fun with lots of singing, laughter and goodies! 


Christmas Craft Fairs

October 30th and 31st.
November 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th.
December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th,18th and 19th.
£1.00 entry at Old School Room, Church Street , Haworth BD22 8DR.

A treasure trove of handmade gifts and crafts with quality stallholders selling unique and interesting gifts not readily available on the high street.

A lovely way to shop local in beautiful surroundings, meet the makers, enjoy demonstrations whilst supporting local small businesses. There’s also a delicious cafe to stop and rest a while too.

Escape the commercialism of the towns and cities and enjoy a more ‘old-world’ Christmas shopping experience in our beautiful Yorkshire village. You’ll be incredibly welcome!

If you enjoy our Haworth Christmas Festival, do visit our events page to see what else we have planned for 2022!

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