Season’s Eating: Malton’s Christmas Festival Returns for 2022

by Handy Mag
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Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th December 2022, 9am – 3:30pm

Market Place, Malton. Free entry.

Malton’s Christmas Festival is back and bigger than ever! Set in Malton’s picturesque Market Place, the unmissable festive event runs across two days on the first weekend of December and is completely free to enter.

Christmas lists at the ready! Malton’s getting merry this December with the return of the town’s much-loved Christmas Festival.

Hosted by Visit Malton, the two-day annual Christmas food and gift market is returning on the 3rd and 4th December 2022, in the beautiful setting of the Malton Market Place. Visitors can expect the ultimate weekend filled with Christmas gift shopping, festive feasting and all-round merriment, that’s sure to get the whole family into the yuletide spirit.  

The Malton Christmas Festival will of course be living up to the town’s status of ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital,’ with a plethora of scrumptious street food for guests to sink their teeth into. Local producers will be serving up delicious mulled wine, figgy puddings, traditional turkey, goose, and award-winning macarons from Malton’s Master Pâtissier – so there’s no chance of going hungry whilst you shop till you drop!

New to the Christmas Festival this year will be Lucela’s with their unique chocolate flavoured rum, Serious Sweets, with a range of old-fashioned sweets, Seagrown who hand harvest seaweed from the Yorkshire coast to create a range of food seasonings, cosmetics and beer,  Leeds based The Yorkshire Sea Salt Company who are the first salt house to produce 100% natural, mineral rich sea salt in Yorkshire since the neolithic era and a whole host of artisan gift makers. Returning favourites include many of our Monthly Market regulars so you can stock up on olive oil, charcuterie, festive tipples, baked goods, cheese, ingredients, gifts and homewares.

In addition to the range of foodie and non-food gift stalls, there will be lots to keep the family entertained, with Christmas classics filling the streets courtesy of Malton’s local brass bands, traditional fairground rides for the children to enjoy and free activities provided by Be Amazing Arts. Plus, visitors will get the chance to tour Malton’s picturesque Market Place on the festive land train!

Speaking on the Christmas Festival, Director of Visit Malton, Tom Naylor- Leyland, says:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting our Christmas Festival once again this December. We have so many wonderful local producers who will be showcasing their culinary creations, delicious treats and beautiful craftsmanship. Almost too much to choose from for your loved ones’ Christmas gifts this year!

“There is an unbeatable atmosphere in Malton at Christmas time and it is all down to our brilliant community of local makers, artisan producers and independent shops. We are very proud of our food and drink credentials as a town, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to our final foodie extravaganza of the year!”

Entry to the Malton Christmas Festival is free, and the event will be taking place within the town’s Market Place (YO17 7LX), from 9am-3.30pm. There will be a park & ride service running from the edge of town – transportation advice can be found on the Visit Malton website.

Now also available just in time for Christmas gifting, Visit Malton gift vouchers can be bought as Christmas gifts and redeemed by the recipient either whole or in part for tickets for its hugely popular Food Tours (dates from March to November 2023) and Meadowfest.

Available in in denominations of £10, £25, £50 and £100, the Visit Malton gift vouchers make the perfect gift for any foodie lover. For more information, please visit:

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