Grassington Dickensian Festival

After many weeks of deliberation, advice-taking from the Authorities and a concern to protect the community of Grassington amid the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and necessary safety restrictions, the Dickensian Festival Committee has taken the unprecedented decision to cancel the 2020 Festival.

We shall be back bigger and better for our 40TH ANNIVERSARY DICKENSIAN FESTIVAL in 2021.
The dates are 4th/5th and 11th/12th December

Welcome to the Grassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas Market

Make a note in your diaries to visit Grassington’s legendary Dickensian Festival at the most magical time of the year – this Christmas.

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier.

There is a full entertainment programme over two weekends, with bands, buskers and Victorian street entertainers and for the children, a chance to meet Santa in his hideaway grotto and to take part in a torchlit nativity procession.

Grassington offers a fantastic festive shopping experience, with a traditional Christmas Market in the village square and all the shops brimming with stunning Christmas gift ideas.

When you have worked up an appetite, you will be spoilt for choice with the delicious food served by the pubs, cafes, hotels and outdoor stalls.

So come along and join in a fabulous family day out in Yorkshire. Even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed!

Dickensian Countdown 2021








Weekend Entertainment Schedule

Have a look at our fabulous weekend schedules

Grassington Dickensian Festival 2021

Join us for a magical day out in Yorkshire this December at Grassington’s fabulous Dickensian Christmas Festival. With a traditional Christmas Market, entertainment and fun for all the family, even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed!

Where do we park?


Grassington Dickensian Festival operates a Park and Ride throughout the day on both weekends. The park and ride is £10.00 per car (not per person). The park and ride is well sign posted from all main routes. Postcode BD23 5NX

For further travel information, just click here.

What time does the festival start?


Saturday 4th December 2021 – 11.00am – 17:00pm

Sunday 5th December 2021 – 11:00am – 17:00pm

Saturday 11th December 2021 – 11.00am – 17:00pm

Sunday 12th December 2021 – 11:00am – 17:00pm


Which is the best day to attend?

  Please refer to the website for each day’s entertainment listing. Click here for the Weekend Entertainment Schedules  

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