Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival
About Grassington’s Fabulous Dickensian Christmas Fair
The now legendary Grassington Dickensian Christmas Fair not only offers a festive welcome, but greets its visitors from far and near in it’s fabulous Victorian style, as the whole village is transported back in time to a bygone era.
Imagine a picturesque Yorkshire Dales Village, with cobbled streets and beautiful, unique shops, brought to life with shopkeepers and entertainers in Victorian Costume. The gorgeous seasonal scent of mulled wine, mince pies and roasted chestnuts filling the air.
Over the first two weekends of December, during which the event is held, there will be a Christmas Market and Dickensian entertainment programme, including a Brass Band, Christmas Carols, Punch and Judy, Magic shows and much much more! All around the village, buskers, chestnut sellers and shoe shine boys will all add to the Dickensian Christmas atmosphere emanating from Grassington’s Squares.
Grassington will become more of a shoppers paradise than usual with all the shops brimming with great Christmas gift ideas , complemented by the craft fair in the town hall and a traditional Christmas Market . Plenty of opportunity to do all your Christmas shopping in one go!
For Children, there will be the chance of visiting Santa in his magical hideaway grotto, as well as the opportunity to take part in the torchlit nativity procession. The nativity scene and community carol singing has often been hailed as the highlight of the day as Grassington’s picturesque square is shrouded in smoke from the open braziers and lit by lanterns and torches reflecting the smiling faces of young and old in the crowds.
Grassington Dickensian makes a magical family day out in Yorkshire and a truly unforgettable experience, that keeps bringing back visitors, year after year.
We look forward to welcoming you this year.