Christmas Fair

2nd - 3rd December 2023

9th - 10th December 2023

16th - 17th December 2023

  • 12:00pm - 8:30pm
  • The Yorkshire Hive
  • Included with pre-purchased Park tickets
  • Included with Winter Illuminations entry
  • Free entry for Annual Pass holders!
  • OR book now for just £12pp & get Park entry included!

Join us as we celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year",  transforming The Yorkshire Hive into a Winter Wonderland of festive fun for all the family!

Find those perfect last-minute presents with a range of independent Christmas Stalls at The Yorkshire Hive this festive season! With free entry for YWP and Winter Illuminations ticket holders, and Annual Pass holders!

Christmas Market

Discover the perfect present at The Yorkshire Hive Christmas Market with a winter wonderland of 30+ traditional wooden chalets and the indoor Christmas Fair. All boasting a wide range of gifts, toys, arts & crafts and much more!*

Plus the 15+ independent retailers are stocked high with bespoke artisan products, delicious delights and local makers!

Free entry included with Yorkshire Wildlife Park entry tickets and Winter Illuminations tickets booked for Christmas Fair dates. Annual Pass holders (both Gold and Standard) can also enjoy free entry to the Fair. Passes/tickets must be shown at the entrance of the Christmas Fair, no entry will be permitted without a valid ticket or pass.

Retail at The Yorkshire Hive

Food & Drink

Experience the delectable offerings with a world of flavours awaiting you this Christmas. Enjoy sizzling German bratwurst on the swing grill for a taste of the traditional. Sip on warming hot chocolate or spiced mulled wine to beat the winter chill. Indulge in thin, flavourful crepes and explore an array of sweet and cake stalls, offering confectionery wonders that evoke nostalgic joy!*


Experience the excitement this festive season with a blend of yule-tide entertainment at The Yorkshire Hive. Enjoy traditional Victorian fairground rides or the excitement of Santa's grotto!

Enjoy live entertainment as merry melodies fill the air with heart-warming music. Create artistic treasures at the arts and crafts section, adding elegance to the festivities. With an array of surprises awaiting, The Yorkshire Hive Christmas Market & Fair captures the holiday spirit in a truly magical way!*

Included in Park Entry!

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Christmas Fair & Park Admission Tickets

We're on the lookout for stall holders for the Christmas Fair, so if you're a culinary creator, amazing artist, crafty creature or local business boss, then we want to hear from you!

Our 'Christmas Fair Experience', includes fairground amusements and more.  

  • Christmas Fair  - including crafts, gifts, food and drink produce to take home
  • Food and drinks market - serving hot food and drinks for consumption at the Fair

Our aim is to create a 'Festive Ambiance and to enhance the shopping experience of visitors to Yorkshire Wildlife Park & The Yorkshire Hive. In the lead-up to Christmas, primarily, we want to attract;

  • Food and produce retailers 
  • Traders from the Yorkshire region
  • Non-food retailers, with seasonal products and decorated stalls, which will enhance the event

Wooden Chalets 

We have 35 wooden chalets that will be the heart of the market.

Please read the terms and conditions (found on the Event Owl Page) for set-up times.


Please note - if you wish to sell food you will need to supply details of food hygiene certification, and local authority registration. If you wish to sell alcohol you will need to provide details of your Personal License.


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