Otley Beer Festival 2018 – Day 1

James Ellis

When: November 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Otley Rugby Club

Head to Otley Rugby Club to sample some 60 real ales, seven key keg beers, 12 ciders and perry, as well as food and live music. The 18th festival will be held at Otley Rugby Club from noon to 11pm. A £10 starter pack includes entry, programme, non-refundable commemorative glass & £6 worth of beer tokens. Additional beer tokens to …

Otley Beer Festival 2018 – Day 2

James Ellis

When: November 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Otley Rugby Club

Head to Otley Rugby Club to sample some 60 real ales, seven key keg beers, 12 ciders and perry, as well as food and live music. The 18th festival will be held at Otley Rugby Club from noon to 11pm. A £10 starter pack includes entry, programme, non-refundable commemorative glass & £6 worth of beer tokens. Additional beer tokens to …

Otley Christmas Tree Festival, December 12, 2018

James Ellis

When: December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

This magical festival sees 40 Christmas trees dressed by local charities and community groups, with visitors encouraged to drop a few coins in the buckets under their favourite trees. Musical performances take part throughout and there is also a café. Otley Parish Church, noon-6pm (Dec 12) then 10am-6pm (Dec 13, 14, 15), free entry, charity donations welcome. See otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Otley Christmas Tree Festival, December 15, 2018

James Ellis

When: December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

This magical festival sees 40 Christmas trees dressed by local charities and community groups, with visitors encouraged to drop a few coins in the buckets under their favourite trees. Musical performances take part throughout and there is also a café. Otley Parish Church, noon-6pm (Dec 12) then 10am-6pm (Dec 13, 14, 15), free entry, charity donations welcome. See otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Otley Christmas Tree Festival, December 14, 2018

James Ellis

When: December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

This magical festival sees 40 Christmas trees dressed by local charities and community groups, with visitors encouraged to drop a few coins in the buckets under their favourite trees. Musical performances take part throughout and there is also a café. Otley Parish Church, noon-6pm (Dec 12) then 10am-6pm (Dec 13, 14, 15), free entry, charity donations welcome. See otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Otley Christmas Tree Festival, December 13, 2018

James Ellis

When: December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

This magical festival sees 40 Christmas trees dressed by local charities and community groups, with visitors encouraged to drop a few coins in the buckets under their favourite trees. Musical performances take part throughout and there is also a café. Otley Parish Church, noon-6pm (Dec 12) then 10am-6pm (Dec 13, 14, 15), free entry, charity donations welcome. See otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Handel’s Messiah

James Ellis

When: December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

Otley Choral Society with their sister choir the Ilkley Choral Society will be performing this popular work alongside the excellent Yorkshire Chamber Ensemble and soloists from the Royal Northern College. Otley Parish Church, 7.30pm, £15 for adults, free for students and children. Available from Brown’s Gallery. See brownsgallery.co.uk for tickets

Otley Victorian Fayre 2018

James Ellis

When: December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Otley, Market Pl, Otley LS21 3AQ, UK

Possibly the biggest Christmas celebration in the Wharfe Valley, Otley’s unique Victorian Fayre draws some 20,000 visitors to the town to enjoy more than 100 stalls, as well as a fairground and street entertainment. School choirs will be singing carols on the stage in Market Place. Town centre, noon-6pm, free entry. See victorianfayre.co.uk

Messy Church, December 1 2018

James Ellis

When: December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

Messy Church is an opportunity for families of all ages to visit church and enjoy making things around a theme from the Bible – the December theme is ‘Getting Ready for Christmas’, to help us face the challenges of the weeks ahead. Otley Parish Church, free entry. See otleyparishchurch.org

Otley Methodist Church Lost Sheep Trail

James Ellis

When: December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am – December 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Otley

In December Otley Methodist Church’s toy sheep go shopping and get lost in the town. Help the church find them ahead of the Christingle Service at 4pm on December 24 by seeking them out on this fun trail around the town’s shops. Answer sheets are available at Otley Library, Otley Methodist Church and the Victorian Fayre. There will be a …