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Beverley Festival of Christmas 2019

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

Beverley Christmas Festival

The hugely popular Beverley Festival of Christmas, in East Yorkshire, has grown from a small market to one of the largest festive celebrations in England. Held on 8 December from 10am to 4pm, join in the festivities.

Staged each year since 1995 around the town centre of the medieval Minster town of Beverley, at its heart will be three traditional Victorian Christmas Markets selling everything from festive food and drink to arts and crafts. The historic market town with its two markets, wonderful Beverley Minster and great pubs, is the perfect setting for the traditional Victorian fairground, while the streets come alive with live music, dancing, street performers in Victorian garb, and needless to say Santa, Rudolph and friends in the Christmas Parade.

Read more about things you can do in Beverley in Beverley Minster and a Tale of Two Markets, or in neighbouring Hull in Hull: a Surprising City of Culture.

From humble origins, over the past 24 years the Beverley Festival of Christmas has grown considerably in size with an estimated 60,000 people visiting the fair in 2017.

Carol singers, hot roast chestnuts, mulled wine and mince pies complete the picture-perfect Christmas scene. More festivities will also take place at Flemingate Shopping Centre. Details of the full programme of events will be released closer to the date, for information on this, click here.

If you are planning on visiting the UK then consider reading our Essential Travel Guide to UK Holidays for the Over 40s?

Beverley is a wonderful town located close to Hull, with a rich history from medieval times, as well as outstanding Georgian architecture, two wonderful churches, a Wednesday and Saturday market and some of the oldest pubs in the region. For more ideas of cultural activities and events in Beverley outside of the Christmas Market, read here. One thing for sure, there are plenty of activities to keep you thoroughly entertained on your visit to Beverley.

For more information on the Beverley Festival of Christmas




December 8, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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