Whats on: Your guide to events in and around the Harrogate district area across the next seven days.

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 7?

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 2:41 pm
Summerbridge Players will be presenting A Christmas Carol in Dacre Village Hall. Pictured are Chris Rush, Ivan Turner, and Jackie Kerr as Mr Grimes, Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas Past.

Thursday, December 1


Late night Christmas Opening at 108 Fine Art gallery, Cold Bath Road. Until 8pm.

Silson Contemporary Art gallery’s Christmas open evening at Harlow Oval with music, mince pies and treats. 6-9pm.

Liza Dracup Yorkshire landmarks exhibition of photographs at Mercer Art Gallery. Until January 8.

The Sharon Colgan Band at the Blues Bar.

Live acoustic music at St Roberts Social Club. 8-10.30pm. Alternate Thursdays.

Hales Bar Thursday karaoke from 9pm.

Christie’s Bar Quiz from 8.30pm. £1 entry.


Summerbridge Players present A Christmas Carol in Dacre Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 available from J Todd and sons. Until December 3.

Friday, December 2


Harrogate Band’s Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church. 7.30pm. Tickets on door. Refreshments available.

Junkhouse Dog at the Blues Bar.

Funk and Soul Night at St Robert’s Social Club with DJs Ian Smith and John Lee.

Dave Pill and Ellie Coast at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Blues pianist/vocalist Dan Burnett (residency) at The Ivory, The Ginnel.


Stand-up comedy including Paul Sinha, Katie Mulgrew and more at Frazer Theatre Comedy Club. 7.30pm.

Folk music with The Blarge at the Old Royal Oak.

Saturday, December 3


Silson Contemporary Art gallery at Harlow Oval presents Autumn Show, New Beginnings. 10.30am-4pm. Also on Sunday.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night with Hayley Gaftarnick at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Christmas fair and santa’s grotto at St Andrew’s Church, noon-5pm raising money to build a relatives room suitable for end of life care on Granby Ward.

Christmas Fair at St Luke’s Church, Franklin Square, 11am-1pm.

Concert by Harrogate U3A Singing For Pleasure Choir in aid of Corrina’s Homeless and Vulnerable Project at The United Reformed Church, West Park 7.30pm.


Live music at Park Place Social Club.

Knaresborough Art Society demonstration by local pastel artist, David Allen at the United Reformed Church Hall, 7-9pm. Contact 01423 863927 for more details.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents The Swing Commanders at the village hall.

Little Ribston

Christmas Art Exhibition at Frogbank Art Gallery, 10am-4pm. Also on Sunday.


Ripon Christmas Market on Kirkgate, 9am-4pm with a variety of stalls, food and entertainment.

Ripon Salvation Army furniture sale at the hall on Lead Lane, Ripon, 9-11.30am. Free admission.

A celebration of youth through music at Holy Trinity Chuch 7pm. Tickets £10 available on the door.


Antiques and Collectors Fair. Wetherby Town Hall, 9am-4pm. Free admission. Contact Dawn on 01937 582803.

Sunday, December 4


Harrogate Civic Society presents historian Malcolm Neesam on Samson the Great – the life and achievements of Samson Fox at The Club, 36 Victoria Avenue. 3pm.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Vintage (3pm), Vanesso Forero (6pm) and The Matt Goldberg Band (9pm).

Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Dan Burnett’s Open Mic night at The Ivory (weekly). 8pm.

Harrogate Chess Club simultaneous exhibition at the Harrogate Conservative Club, 1pm. Anyone wishing to take part should contact Richard White on 07858 939941 or email [email protected]


Knaresborough Labour Party’s Christmas Fair at Knaresborough House with Santa. 11am-3pm.

Buddy Holly Rock n Roll Legends show at Frazer Theatre.

Christmas Fair. Knaresborough House, 11am-3pm. Cafe, home-baking, Santa’s Grotto, tombola, festive stalls. Knaresborough Labour Party.

Christmas Fair at Holy Trinity Church, Briggate, noon-4pm in the church hall. Father Christmas and tea party at 3pm and much more.


The Oak in Dacre - Nick’s Charity Quiz Night for The Canvas Mans African Orphanage, 8pm start.


Cathedral Concert Society - Harry the Piano performing in Sharow Church at 3pm. Tickets £15 from www.riponconcerts.co.uk or at the door.

Free concert of carol singing at the bandstand, Ripon Spa Gardens, 2-4pm. Visit from Santa in his sleigh around 2.45pm. Proceeds to the Ripon Lions Defibrillator Fund.

Monday, December 5


A Christmas Celebration with the Fisher Singers at the Cairn Hotel and special guest Christian Lunn. 7pm. Tickets from P&C Music or 01423 504035.

Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.

Lunchtime Piano Recital - Susan Tomes (piano) gives a lecture-recital on Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 30, Op109 at Wesley Centre, Oxford Street 1pm.

Harrogate Film Society - Room with a View at Ashville College, Green Lane, 7.45pm, Christmas social get-together at 7pm. Members free, guests £5 (students £3).

What is your earliest or happiest memory? Mince Pies and Memories at Oatlands Community Centre, 10.30am-noon.

Tuesday, December 6


Ont Sofa in association with BBC’s Jericho Keys presents a night of acoustic music at Major Tom’s Social with Lewis Fieldhouse and more.

Acoustic session with Martin Plock, Mulholland, Scott Wainwright and more at the Blues Bar.

Wednesday, December 7


The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Matt Anderson’s Acoustic Underground and guests at Retro bar, Commercial Street.

Burnt Yates

Open day at Burnt Yates CE Primary School 9.30-11am. Christmas activities throughout the morning.


Top comic Paul ‘Silky’ White’s Indoor Fireworks tour comes to the Frazer Theatre. 7.30pm.

Boston Spa

Boston Spa late night Christmas shopping event from 4pm.