Frequently asked questions

We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions, if your question isn’t answered please email

When is the Beverley Festival of Christmas?

The Beverley Festival of Christmas is on Sunday 8th December, 2024.

What time does the event open/close?

The Beverley Festival of Christmas opens at 10am and closes at 4pm.

Where are the markets located?

There are four Victorian Christmas Markets with family friendly entertainment in them, and around them. There will be a huge range of market stalls in Saturday Market, Wednesday Market, North Bar and Flemingate.

Where and when can I see the parade?

The parade will leave from Wednesday Market when the event opens at 10am and it will move down Toll Gavel to Saturday Market. The parade will feature Santa Claus himself, Rudolph and the rest of his reindeer, Live Music, Comedy Acts, Steam Punks, Bernese Mountain Dogs and much more!

Where and when can I see Santa and his reindeer?

Santa and his reindeer will be part of the parade (see above) and then will be based in Saturday Market until 1pm.

What's the best way to travel to the festival?

We recommend that visitors avoid coming by car where possible and consider planning your journey using Public Transport (Beverley Bus Station/Beverley Train Station).

We will have a free Park & Ride in place for those who need to drive, and car parking will be available but will be limited throughout the day. See our planning your visit page for more information.

How much is it to park a coach?

Coach parking is free - please ensure you are booked in.

Where can I park?

Every year thousands of people travel to the East Riding to attend the Beverley Festival of Christmas. Car parking spaces are limited due to the sheer number of visitors therefore we recommend travelling to the town centre via Public transport or by using our free Park and Ride service. You can find a map of car parks in Beverley on our car park map (external website).