Beverley Festival of Christmas returns for 2021 as organisers pledge to make it ‘the best yet’

One of the most hotly anticipated annual festive events is returning to East Yorkshire this year.

The Beverley Festival of Christmas is back on the seasonal calendar for 2021 after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic and will light up the historic market town for a 25th year.

The festive market will take place on Sunday, December 12, the event being sponsored by The Beverley Arms.

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Thousands made the trip to the last one-day event in 2019, with visitors travelling from all corners of the UK to experience fine Christmas food, drink and arts and crafts.

As ever, there will be plenty of fun things for both adults and children alike, from live music, dancing and carols, to face painting, traditional Victorian fairground rides and the chance to get a picture with Santa.

Thousands of visitors flock to Beverley for this Christmas market highlight of the festive season
Thousands of visitors flock to Beverley for this Christmas market highlight of the festive season

East Yorkshire Events continues to monitor the Government guidelines regarding Covid-19 and will ensure the event can be brought back to the town in a responsible and Covid-secure manner.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding 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.”

Any business interested in applying for a stall at the festival should visit for further information.

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