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Revealed: Harrogate Christmas shop window winners for 2016

Revealed: Harrogate Christmas shop window winners for 2016

Businesses across our district have once again pulled out all the stops to make sure our high streets look incredible at Christmas, and, after much consideration, results of the annual Christmas Shop Window Competition are in!

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Oatlands Community Group launches alternative advent calendar to support homeless

Oatlands Community Group launches alternative advent calendar to support homeless

Oatlands Community Group has launched a project encouraging the Harrogate district to think of others this Christmas by putting together an ‘alternative advent calendar’ for the Harrogate Homeless Project and the Harrogate food bank.

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Switch-on is a Starbeck triumph

Switch-on is a Starbeck triumph

Starbeck’s big Christmas lights switch-on was “a real community effort” on Saturday, as people of all ages came together to make the event a success.

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Starbeck Christmas lights switch on: Everything you need to know for the big moment

Starbeck Christmas lights switch on: Everything you need to know for the big moment

Starbeck is getting ready to light up this Christmas, as the final preparations are being made for this year’s big lights switch on.

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Special trains will bring more visitors to Harrogate Christmas Market

Special trains will bring more visitors to Harrogate Christmas Market

Hundreds of new visitors from across the country are expected to come to Harrogate in November thanks to special direct train services being launched for the 2016 Harrogate Christmas Market.

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Show us how you’re celebrating Christmas Day in Harrogate

Show us how you’re celebrating Christmas Day in Harrogate

Christmas is here and you can celebrate with the Harrogate Advertiser by sending us your festive images over the holidays.

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Popular charity carol concert for Valley Gardens

Popular charity carol concert for Valley Gardens

St Aidan’s School girls choir have been hard at work rehearsing for their part in the lantern of life carol concert for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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Christmas Fair to draw record numbers

Christmas Fair to draw record numbers

A record number of visitors are expected to be getting into the festive spirit this weekend, at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair.

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Harrogate Christmas lights switch on

Harrogate Christmas lights switch on

Festive celebrations are stepping up in Harrogate this week as the town prepares for its big Christmas lights switch-on.

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Oatlands traders ’bounce back’

Oatlands traders ’bounce back’

Leeds Road traders have organised a festive light switch on event after a difficult year. Traders on the road complained of dwindling visitor numbers after roadworks for the new M&S caused chaos. Chair of the Oatlands traders committee Toni Medri said: “We have bounced back. It really is something special. We have never done anything like this before but we want to keep getting bigger and better.”

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Give the gift of gin this Christmas with these fantastic festive treats

Gin Advent CalendarPicture: John LewisCount down the days to Christmas one mini bottle of Edinburgh Gin at a time thanks to this cute advent

Tesco's latest release could see them win the war for weirdest Christmas crisp flavour

Rightly hailed for their usual Christmas release - Pigs in Blankets flavoured crisps - this winter's limited edition flavour has left many

2017's comfiest clothes to lounge around in on Christmas morning

Onsies, jammies, slippers and socks and slippers: tear open the wrapping paper in style with comfy lounge wear for the big day.Tartan

Britain's booziest advent calendar launched - that includes 25 full size bottles of gin

Britain's booziest advent calendar has been launched - containing 25 full size bottles of gin. They are encased in a custom-made wooden cabinet