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 Face Painting, Traditional Victorian Fairground Rides and live entertainment, music and dancing.

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Victorian Christmas Markets

The Beverley Festival of Christmas 2021 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.

Our stalls list will be available here very shortly

Saturday Market | North Bar | Wednesday Market

Saturday Market

10am - 4pm

Cobbled streets of the historic main market place brimming with festive cheer.

  • Main Victorian Christmas market.
  • Santa and his reindeers - see them arrive from 10am.
  • Meet Santa and get a picture.
  • Face painting.
  • 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 supporters of the Beverley Festival of Christmas. 17th Century coaching inn for you to pop in for a relaxing drink or bite to eat.
  • Victorian Christmas market.
  • Birds of Prey - get hands-on experience in Coronation Gardens.
  • Live entertainment - music and dancing.
  • St Mary's Church - carols and refreshments.

St Mary's Church

North Bar Within - open from 9.30am - 4pm

  • Mini Carol Services – at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm.
  • Refreshments - tea/coffee/hot chocolate/mulled wine/mince pies.
  • Homemade Soup - served 12 -1.30pm.
  • Tours - the Bell Tower and the hidden Priest’s Rooms will be open for tours from 12-1.30pm.
  • Children dressing up - the crypt will become a crib scene for children to visit and dress as a nativity character.



Register Square - 10am - 3pm

Open from 10am until 3pm.

The Guildhall will be open to provide relaxation and a chance to get away from the bustling streets in the calm surroundings of this beautiful Georgian building.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer our normal refreshments and children's activities this year.


Treasure House

Champney Road - 10am - 3pm

  • Treasure House Museum.
  • Beverley Art Gallery.
  • Coffee Lounge - scrumptious Christmas fayre, along with hot drinks and snacks.
  • Festive decoration and gift making - first floor education room for children, including under 5s (Children must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Beverley Tourist Information Centre.


Wednesday Market

10am - 4pm

Official starting place for the Beverley Festival of Christmas.

  • Christmas parade - Santa and the reindeers leave at 10am and make their way through the town
  • Victorian Christmas market
  • Independent and high street shops
  • Restaurants, bars and refreshments


10am - 4pm

A short walk from the Minster and the stalls in Wednesday Market.

  • Giant Christmas snow globe.
  • Bartipi, stunning Nordic tipi bar with a roaring fire and mulled wine.
  • Sentinel Squad Star Wars characters.
  • Visit the festive donkeys in their pen.
  • Festive family leisure activities, including cinema and Jump Inc.
  • Live music.
  • Independent and high street shops.
  • Restaurants, bars and refreshments.
  • Parking for 500 cars at just £1 for 3 hours or £2 all day (Sunday).

Toll Gavel United Church

Toll Gavel - Open 10.30am - 3pm.

Christmas music and entertainment from:

  • 10.30-11.30 - Humberside Police Band.
  • 11.30-12.25 - Toll Gavel Church Musicians.
  • 12.30-13.00 - The Beverley Singers.
  • 13.00-14.00 - Beverley Brass Band.
  • 14.00-15.00 - Beverley Male Voice Choir.
  • Refreshments tea/coffee. Mince pies included - £2.00.


Beverley Minster Christmas Tree Festival

Festival running for 10 days from Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th December.

  • 90+ Decorated Trees – sponsored and decorated for you to enjoy.
  • Carol Concert Evenings – Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December.


East Riding Theatre

Open from 10am – 4pm (Café and Box Office)

Serving drinks, including mulled wine and mince pies.


2021 Festival schedule

Saturday Market

10am - 4pm
Victorian Christmas Market
10am -1pm
Reindeer Display
10am - 4pm
Traditional Victorian Fairground Rides
10am - 2pm
Face Painting
11am -1.30pm
Beverley Brass Band
1.30pm - 2:30pm
Humberside Police Band
2.30pm - 3.15pm
Green Ginger Garland Dancers

North Bar

10am - 4pm
Victorian Christmas Market
10am - 4pm
Birds of Prey
10am -11.30am
Ruth Getz
11.30am -12pm
Beverley Garland Dancers
12.30pm -1.30pm
All for One Choir
1.45pm - 2.15pm
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Northern Rose Voices

Wednesday Market

Parade start
10am – 4.00pm
Victorian Christmas Market


10am - 4.00pm
Giant Christmas Snow Globe
10am - 4.00pm
Bartipi Festive Tipi Bar
10am - 4.00pm
Sentinal Squad Star Wars characters
10am - 4.00pm
Festive donkeys
10am - 4.00pm
Festive family activities
12.45pm -1.30pm
Green Ginger Garland Dancers
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Church Lads and Girls Brigade
2.30pm - 3.30pm
All for One Choir

Angel Square

11am -12pm
12pm -1pm
National Elf Service
1.15pm - 2pm
Beverley Garland Dancers
2:30pm - 3pm
Beverely and District Pipe Band

Old Walkergate/Butcher Row

11am -11.45am
Whiskey Dogs
12.15pm -1pm
1.15pm - 2pm
Whiskey Dogs
2.30pm - 3.15pm

Festival programme 2021

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