What's on

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the markets and enjoy a range of festive family entertainment including Live Music, Dancing, Carols and more. There's so much to keep the kids entertained with Traditional Victorian Fairground Rides and live entertainment, music and dancing.

Victorian Christmas Markets

The Beverley Festival of Christmas will have three Traditional Victorian Christmas Markets selling everything from festive food and drink, to arts and crafts. Last year over 120 stallholders brought their high quality Christmas gifts, homeware, tasty food and drink, jewellery and much more to our Christmas Festival. The independent stallholders make our market the special and unique event that it is, with the majority of our traders being local to the area.

Saturday Market | North Bar | Wednesday Market

Saturday Market

10am - 4pm

Bustling cobbled streets of the historic marketplace in the heart of Beverley.

  • Large Victorian Christmas market.
  • Santa and his Reindeers - see them arrive from 10am.
  • Meet Santa and have your photograph taken with him
  • A selection of takeaway food and drink stalls
  • Traditional Victorian fairground rides.
  • Live music - brass bands, pipe bands and dancers.
  • Independent and high street shops.
  • Restaurants, cafes pubs and eateries to keep you refreshed.

North Bar

10am - 4pm

Stunning shopping area overlooked by St Mary's Church and the 15th Century North Bar. The Beverley Arms - proud sponsors of the Beverley Festival of Christmas. Pop in for a relaxing drink and bite to eat or book an overnight stay in their luxurious hotel.

  • Victorian Christmas market
  • Birds of Prey live experience in Coronation Gardens.
  • Mini carol services, refreshments and Narnia themed children’s activities in St Mary’s Church.
  • Independent and high street shops.
  • Restaurants, cafes, pubs and eateries to keep you refreshed.

St Mary's Church

North Bar Within - open from 9.30am - 4pm

  • Mini Carol Services from 10-10.30am, 11-11.30am, 12.30-1pm, 2-2.30pm and 3-3.30pm.
  • Refreshments - tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mulled wine, mince pies.
  • Christmas with a children's trail and craft activities based around the theme of Narnia.There is no charge but donations are gratefully received.



Register Square - 10am - 3pm

The Guildhall will be open to provide a bit of calm and a chance to get away from the bustling streets in this beautiful Georgian building. This year we also feature a Memory Museum video looking at Three Streets.

Teas and coffees will once again be available in the parlour, and this year we are repeating the Paperchain Challenge to try and get further around the courtroom than last year! Everyone who adds links will get a sweet reward!


Treasure House

Champney Road

Please note the Treasure House, which has put on events for previous years' Festival of Christmas, will be closed for refurbishment this Christmas but will be open in its new guise well in time for next Christmas.


Wednesday Market

10am - 4pm

Official start of Beverley Festival of Christmas with a magical parade at 10am. Santa and his reindeers will lead the parade through Beverley town centre to Saturday Market.

  • Victorian Christmas market
  • Independent and high street shops
  • Restaurants, cafes, pubs and eateries to keep you refreshed.


10am - 4pm

Just a short walk from Beverley Minster and the stalls in Wednesday Market with so much to enjoy.

  • Step inside a Giant Snow Globe for a perfect photo opportunity
  • Tipi Christmas at Flemingate, stunning Nordic Tipi Bar with a roaring fire and mulled wine.
  • Sentinel Squad Star Wars characters.
  • Visit Therapony’s Miniature American Horses.
  • Festive family leisure activities including Parkway cinema and Jump Inc.
  • Live music and entertainment.
  • Children funfair rides.
  • Christmas shopping with independent and high street shops.
  • Restaurants, bars, and refreshments.
  • There is parking for 500 cars at just £2 for 3 hours.


Toll Gavel United Church

Toll Gavel - Open 11.00am - 3pm.

Christmas music and entertainment:

  • 11am - 11.30am - Minster School Choir
  • 11.45am - 12.30pm - Humberside Police Concert Band
  • 12.35pm - 12.55pm - Toll Gavel Musicians
  • 1.00pm - 1.35pm - Beverley Community Choir
  • 1.40pm - 2.10pm - John Brien’s Rock & Roll Christmas Piano
  • 2.15pm - 3.00pm - Beverley Male Voice Choir Refreshments tea/coffee, mince pies included £2.50. Accompanied children free.


Beverley Minster Christmas Tree Festival

Festival running for 10 days from Friday 1st to Sunday 10th December.

  • 125 real fir trees beautifully decorated by local groups, schools and organisations.
  • Follow the trail around the church to enjoy unique and imaginative decorations brought to life on each tree.
  • Special quiz for children.
  • Hot chocolate and mulled wine available.
  • Open from 12pm until 4pm.
  • £5 entry for adults, accompanied children FREE.


East Riding Theatre

  • Cafe, Box Office and Arts & Vintage Fair open from 11am until 3pm.
  • Serving drinks including mulled wine and mince pies.