Harrogate Christmas Community Projects 2023
Thanks to the generosity of our 2023 sponsors, we are thrilled to be extending our Christmas Community projects to more families, adults and schoolchildren this year.
Businesses from across Harrogate have come together to support these worthwhile causes, and this afternoon, we caught up with them all and invited them to come along and see some of the magic they are providing.
Our 2023 sponsors are, Nicholls Tyreman, Verity Frearson, Redhouse Originals Gallery, North Residential, Richard Grafton Interiors, Hindson & Collier, Thompsons Chartered Accountants, Doma Architects, Transdev, Specsavers, Morgan Clare, North Yorkshire Council, Starling Independent, plus of course our hosts at the Cedar Court Hotel and main event sponsor the Harrogate BID.
Here’s what some of them had to say:
Thanks to the generosity of all our sponsors, we’ve been able to support the following events in 2023:
The Green Elf Project
An educational school show focused on sustainability and looking after the environment at Christmas. The support of our sponsors allows local schoolchildren to come along for free and enjoy the show with their class.
An extra big thank you to North Yorkshire Council for their support for these shows, and The Harrogate Bus Company for kindly providing the transportation to get the children to and from the event.
The Unity Family Shows
Through local charity The Unity, we’ve once again been able to invite families living with disability, neurodiversity or from vulnerable backgrounds to enjoy some festive family fun for free.
This year, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we’ve been able to put on an extra show! That’s three shows for The Unity families funded this year.
NEW for 2023 - Dinner with Father Christmas
Here at Enchantica’s, we believe that you’re never to young or too old to believe in magic! Thanks to our sponsors, we’re delighted to add this special event to our 2023 community project programme.
Working alongside local organisation Harrogate Neighbours, we’ve been able to bring extra festive joy and cheer to older members of our community. Invitations to have dinner with Father Christmas aim to help combat loneliness and provide something special to look forward to this Christmas.
Guests were treated to a full Christmas dinner with Santa, plus a visit to Elf Village and the Christmas Tipi for a puppet show and photos with Santa.
A special thanks to the Cedar Court Hotel for kindly providing the venue and delicious food for this magical meal.
Become a 2024 sponsor
We’d love to put on even more shows, dinners and Green Elf Project work next year. If you’d like to find out more about how you can help to support projects in the local Harrogate community in 2024, get in touch.
With special thanks to:
The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience is supported by the Harrogate BID and hosted by the Cedar Court Hotel.
Christmas Market Community Entertainment Programme
We’d also like to give a very special mention here to all the wonderful groups, choirs and performers who have helped us to light up this year’s Christmas Market in Harrogate with some wonderful festive music.
Plus, a big thank you on behalf of us and all the performers to Starling Independent for providing hot drinks to all the performers – this was very welcome, especially on the colder days!