EVENTS to get you in the mood for Christmas have already started around Otley

Visit Otley's snowman trail started today, (Friday December 1, and runs until December 17. Take a walk around Otley and discover the snowmen and women strategically placed in businesses and homes. There’ll be prizes for the best business windows, as well as for those who participate in the trail and guess the answer to the clues on a provided map.

The Victoria Fayre is on Sunday, December 3, from noon to 6pm with stallholders in period costume.

There will be two Sundays of extended shopping this month, the first this Sunday and the next on December 17 the latter being the final farmers' market of the year.

Otley Christmas Tree festival returns on December 6 in the Parish Church and runs until December 9. Charities and organisations will dress trees to raise money for good causes. There will be musical performances throughout to entertain visitors.

There’s more music throughout the month in Otley. Tapas N Tunes has a number of Christmas nostalgia nights through December. Later in the month, the Ale Marys will be hosting their annual Christmas Party at Woolpack Studios on Sunday December 17 with support from The Velveteens and the intriguingly named Wild Mary’s Natives.

Both the Courthouse and Tapas N Tunes are showing festive favourite films this month. White Christmas will be on screen at TNT on Sunday December 16, while Simon Callow’s Christmas Carol is at the Courthouse on December 20 followed by a screening of Elf three days later.  
For live action, look no further than the Otley Players who will be offering three performances of Charles Dickens The Chimes over the weekend of December 9 and 10. The children aren’t left out either with The Lightbulb Princess firing up their imaginations on December 17, also at the Courthouse.

Last but not least, some lucky local can win a Christmas Shop worth £400 in the Visit Otley Christmas Cracker competition.

It has teamed up with some of the town’s best independents to bring a shopping trolley of goodies worth £400 to one lucky winner. It will include a huge turkey, succulent rib of beef, pork pies, all the veg you need, Christmas treats and much more.

To enter go to Win Big

If you want more chances of winning, you can bag more entries by sharing the competition with your friends and on social. The more you share, the more chances you get to win!

The competition ends on December 15 with the winner being drawn that same day.