Each year, on the second Sunday in December, the centre of Beverley is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s wonderland, as over 120 stalls brimming with gorgeous Christmas gifts and local treats take over the town, which is also home to one of the country’s most beautiful Minsters.
This year, the festival takes place on Sunday 10th December (10.00am - 4.00pm) and will open when the Christmas Parade sets off from Wednesday Market to Saturday Market. Can you spot Santa being pulled by his reindeer? There will be four Traditional Victorian Christmas Markets nestled within Saturday Market, Wednesday Market, North Bar Within and Flemingate Shopping Centre in Beverley.
Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the markets and enjoy the range of festive family entertainment including Live Music, Dancing, Carols and more. There's so much to keep the kids entertained with Face Painting, Traditional Victorian Fairground Rides, Santa's Grotto and Pantomime Performances. There's even something extra for the grown ups with the Nordic tipi bar in Flemingate Shopping Centre.
Don’t forget that Beverley Festival of Christmas has plenty to offer outside of the market too, including impressive architecture, a wealth of restaurants and more independant shops than you can imagine, perfect for those last minute stocking fillers!
The Beverley festival of Christmas is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! Come along on Sunday 10th of December to experience all that Beverley has to offer.
You can find more information in our Frequently Asked Question's section below
You can download our 2017 booklet here for more information
You can contact Beverley Tourist Information Centre to pick up a brochure on (01482) 391672 or visit them at 34 Butcher Row Beverley, HU17 0AB
You can contact EY Events (Event Organisers) by clicking here or calling (014982) 391669
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Beverley Festival of Christmas?
The Beverley Festival of Christmas is on Sunday 10th December 2017.
What time does the event open/close?
The Beverley Festival of Christmas opens at 10.00 and closes at 16.00
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' & 'Flemingate'.
Where and when can I see the Parade?
The Parade will leave from Wednesday Market when the event opens at 10.00 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, The Cast from Bridlington Spa's Alladin Pantomime,
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 13.00.
What's the best way to travel to the festival?