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The Hepworth Wakefield Festive Market

Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec, 12 - 7pm (Sat), 10am - 5pm (Sun)

Start your Christmas shopping and support independent makers when The Hepworth Wakefield’s popular Festive Market returns this winter.

Visitors will find over 60 stalls each weekend selling candles, ceramics, gifts for children, homeware, prints, textiles, stationery and food and drink alongside our Light Up, drop-in family activities and performances by The Hepworth Brass Band, Grumpah and others.

Entry to The Hepworth Wakefield’s Festive Market is £2 / Free for Members and under 18s.

During the Festive Market weekends, visitors can also purchase a £5 exhibition ticket to experience all that The Hepworth Wakefield has to offer this winter. Exhibition entry is free for Wakefield District residents, Members and under 18s.

The Festive Market will be the first major event to take place in the newly-created event space at Tileyard North, the refurbished textile mill opposite the gallery. Supported by Tileyard North

View this year’s stallholders below or here.

Opening Times

Festive Market
Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec
12 – 7pm (Sat), 10am – 5pm (Sun)

The Hepworth Wakefield – exhibitions* and shop
Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec
10 – 7pm (Sat), 10am – 5pm (Sun)

*During the Festive Market weekends, visitors can also purchase a £5 exhibition ticket. Exhibition entry is FREE for Wakefield residents, Members and under 18s.

The Hepworth Wakefield Café
Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec
10am – 5pm (Sat & Sun)

Visit the Gallery Café menu here

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Café
Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec
10am – 7pm (Sat), 10am – 5pm (Sun)

View the Garden Café menu here

Download a map showing the location of The Hepworth Wakefield, The Hepworth Wakefield Garden and Tileyard North.

Artwork by Cáit McEniff

Stall holders, Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec

Light Up

Sat 3 Dec
4 – 7pm

The Hepworth Wakefield building will be illuminated on Saturday 3 December as part of Wakefield Council’s Light Up festival.

For The Hepworth Wakefield, digital projection artists Illuminos will draw on the connection between Barbara Hepworth and the Yorkshire landscape that influenced so much of the artist’s work. The projection will bring the gallery building alive with vivid animated content that flows like water across its surfaces. The piece will be guided by soundscapes and spoken word, combining visuals, music and voice.

Funded as part of Light Up, led by Wakefield Council from 16 – 27 November 2022 across the Wakefield district.

Family workshop: Festive decorations

Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec
Drop-in 11am – 4pm
FREE with an exhibition ticket

Add a sprinkle of festive cheer to your home and make a sculptural decoration. Suitable for families with children aged 2-12. Find out more here.

Live music performances

Performances will take place across the auditorium, garden and market.

Sat 3 Dec

Castleford Male Voice Choir, 1 – 1.45pm

St Austin’s Choir, 2.30 – 3.15pm

Grumpah, 2 – 4pm (roaming performance)

Sun 4 Dec

Sandal Singers, 12 – 12.30pm

Horbury Singers, 1 – 1.30pm

Hepworth Brass Band, 2 – 3pm


Stall holders, Sat 26 & Sun 27 Nov