Festive Joy For Beverley As Preparations Step Up For Festival Of Christmas

Festive Joy For Beverley As Preparations Step Up For Festival Of Christmas

The annual of returns for 2016 on Sunday, 11 December, from 10am-4pm, and will take place at venues and locations across the town.

Starting with a parade, from to , the festivities will be led by Santa and his reindeer and will also feature the Bernese mountain dogs, marching bands, steam punks and much more.

New for 2016 is the expansion of the popular Victorian Market, which will now take in Within and the centre, as well as and .

Local traders will be selling a range of festive stocking fillers, colourful crafts and specialty seasonal food from 130 stalls

As well as items to buy, there will be plenty of family entertainment in all corners of the town.

will be hosting a Disney-themed grotto and in Within there will be and a birds of prey display.

A reindeer display, face painting and traditional fairground rides will be located in and more will be available in . Various activities will also be taking place around venues in town, such as Toll Gavel Church, Minster and St Mary’s Church.

Councillor , cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism at , said:

“The of is one of the most popular events on the local calendar and the council, through EY Events, is always looking at ways to improve the experience for both residents and visitors.

“Expanding the offer into new areas of the town was something that became very clear from the independent research we commissioned into last year’s event and will allow Within and to play a more integral role in the festival.

“With visitor numbers reaching 55,000 last year and acknowledgment from ’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, the of is a great way to get all the family into the spirit.”

, Centre Manager, said:

“The of Christmas is a tremendous event enjoyed by many thousands of residents and visitors to the town and we’re delighted will be part of it this year.

“Our participation will provide an extended footprint and added appeal for the festival and ensure there are even more reasons to come to to experience the very best of festive spirit.”

, chairman of the and Traders Association, said:

“The of Christmas provides a great opportunity to bring people and the community together to celebrate this festive time of the year.”

“It is great that the will play a prominent part in this year’s event. It is a unique part of the town and something really special.”

A full programme for the 2016 festival is available on the festival website, including a list of stalls trading, a map of the stalls’ locations, programme times and details of all the entertainment.
For further information about The , visit www.beverleyfestivalofchristmas.co.uk



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