Ripponden Christmas Festival
7th December 2019
11am - 5.30pm


Get the date in your diary!

The Festival

When a group  of like-minded individuals decided Ripponden was lacking a community event for Christmas they decided to do something about it!

Ripponden Christmas Market was born.

Now heading towards its 4th year, the Christmas market has gone from strength to strength: Starting with just 20 stalls in year one, year two saw 40 stalls ranging from cakes to gifts to deli foods, and variety of delicious hot food and drink stalls too. Live entertainment, a vintage tractor parade and Father Christmas all contributed to making the event such a huge success!

After its first market, the festival made a group donation of £1000 to St Bartholomew’s Church in Ripponden which was used to improve the path leading to the entrance of the church.

In 2017 a total of £2000 was Donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

In 2018 we donated £2000 to Ryburn United Football Club

The nominated charity for this years event is yet to be decided, watch this space….

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The festival wouldn’t  happen if it wasn’t for the generosity of our kind sponsors, below is a selection of the businesses and organisations that have helped us make the Ripponden Festival the success it is.


  • 10.30am Santa’s Tractor Parade from Rishworth to the Market.
  • 11.00am Geoff Atherton & Halifax Sax.
  • 12.00pm Friendly brass band.
  • 1.00pm St John Rishworth school choir.
  • 4.00pm Queensbury brass band.
  • 5.00pm Grand Finale Ellie Sax and the spectacular laser show! Punch & Judy, Marrionettes & Barrel organ all performed by Clive Chandler.
  • Festive music throughout the day.



Some of last year’s traders stalls


If you are coming to the Christmas market, the don’t miss visiting Ripponden too!

There’s a wealth of bars & restaurants, as well as independent retailers & tearooms.