Beverley’s Festival of Christmas is set to return this December, after two years away as a result of the pandemic.
Confirming the news just this week, organisers have teased the local favourite event for 2021, stating that it will “return to the cobbled streets of this medieval minster town on Sunday 12th December 2021”.
Bringing a number of local traders to the stunning market square, the family-friendly event will see an array of Christmas-themed items available, including food, drinks and gifts such as Christmas decorations, baked goods and more.
Sponsored by The Beverley Arms, this year’s event will mark the 25th Festival of Christmas in the town, which will feel all the more special given its absence in 2020.
Taking place for one day only, there’ll be plenty to do and see on the day, with tons of live entertainment, stalls to potter around, activities for children (including face painting and an appearance from Santa himself), and a number of fairground rides to enjoy, too.
To celebrate its return, organisers are also planning ‘a number of additional festivities’, with more details set to be announced soon.
Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Beverley Festival of Christmas is one of the flagship events for our region and is an important date in the calendar for high street businesses.
“Year-on-year, it is a hugely popular event, with visitors from all over the UK coming to enjoy over 100 festive stalls and festive entertainment.
“We are delighted that the festival is back after a year off and we are determined to make this year the best festival yet.
“I’m sure this will prove to be a popular event again and we look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to the East Riding as we all get into the festive mood in preparation for Christmas.”
[Featured image: East Riding of Yorkshire Council]