From November, Beverley in East Yorkshire will host a number of Christmas-themed events and activities.
As preparations begin ahead of the holiday season, these events will include activities of all kinds.
Beverley Reindeer Rampage
Could you help Father Christmas round up the herd? You are invited to take part in the FREE Reindeer Rampage Christmas Trail around Beverley town centre this year. At the Beverley Tourist Information Centre, you can pick up a trail map and a reindeer mask for a chance to win a toy reindeer. From Saturday, 19 November through Saturday, 31 December, the trail will run.
Beverley Minster’s Christmas Tree Festival
It will take place between Friday, 2 December and Sunday, 11 December 2022. On Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, and on Sundays, 12.30 pm to 4 pm.
Over 100 Christmas trees are displayed in Beverley Minster in a twinkling spectacular.
The entrance fee for adults is £5, while the entrance fee for accompanied children (under 18) is free. You can pay at the door in cash or with a contactless card. It is not possible to purchase tickets online. In the north transept doors to the left of the main entrance, you can enter the Minster.
St Mary’s Church – Festival of Angels
St Mary’s Church, Beverley will host the magnificent Festival of Angels from 10am to 6pm throughout December. As lights surround the angels, they form a beautiful display.
The angelic hosts will captivate you with their awe and wonder as they serve warming refreshments, children’s activities, and warm refreshments.
Festival of Christmas / Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market
Sunday, 11 December, 10am to 4pm, sees the return of the Festival of Christmas at Saturday Market. For a second consecutive year, the Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market will run from Wednesday, 7 December to Friday, 9 December between 10am and 6pm.
East Riding Treasure House and Beverley Guildhall
On Sunday, 11 December, the Treasure House will offer FREE festive children’s crafts. During the coffee lounge’s hours of 10am-3pm, hot drinks and snacks will be available, along with a lovely Christmas fayre.
In this beautiful Georgian building, there will also be relaxation and a chance to escape the bustle of the streets.
As always, teas and coffee will be available in the parlour, and children will be challenged to make paper chains. As the day progresses, we hope to extend the paperchain around the entire courtroom. If you contribute 5 or more links, you’ll get a sweet reward!
Flemingate’s Festive Weekend
The festive spirit is in the air at Flemingate with alpacas, rides, food and drinks complementing the ever-popular Tipi, as well as festive ice skating on a synthetic ice rink. Star Wars characters are also roaming the shopping center, offering plenty of photo opportunities.
Toll Gavel United Church
There will be Christmas music and entertainment on Sunday, 11 December from 11am to 3pm. Visit tollgavelchurch.org.uk for a complete schedule.
East Riding Theatre
In addition to mulled wine and mince pies, the cafe and box office will be open from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, 11 December.
Cllr Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic growth, investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“There is going to be so much to do this year for visitors coming into Beverley during the festive period. There really is something for all age groups from the ‘Reindeer Rampage’ to the Christmas Tree Festival at the Minster and the Festival of Angels at St. Mary’s Church.
“I am also delighted to see the Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market return where we will be supporting local traders and offering a range of fabulous street entertainment for all ages.
“All these additional community activities will add to the extremely popular Festival of Christmas event at such a joyful time of year.”
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