Fireworks at the Christmas Lights Switch On

Mayor Making

The Mayor Making Ceremony is one of the first items on the Agenda at the Annual General Meeting.

Cllr Bye handing over Mayorship to Cllr Jackson May 2016

Civic Service

The Annual Civic Service is to welcome the new Mayor of Otley and is held at one of the local churches. The newly elected Mayor of Otley always extends a warm welcome to the people of Otley to attend this special morning service.

Remembrance Sunday

This is held on the second Sunday in November and the parade organised by Otley Town Council and the Royal British Legion remembers all those from Otley who have given their lives for their country. The parade commences at 2.15pm from Station Road and marches to a local church for a Service of Remembrance followed by the Act of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony in the Remembrance Garden on Bondgate.

Christmas Lights

The countdown to Christmas officially starts with the annual Otley lights switch-on held in the Market Place. This event is held on a Monday evening at the end of November or the beginning of December.

  • Ronnie the Rhino

  • Sparks at Otley Christmas Lights