What’s On Guide

What’s On At Grassington Dickensian Festival 2019

There will be a full Christmas Market with Victorian entertainment on Saturday 30th November, Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th December and Sunday 8th December.

The Entertainment schedule for 2019 will be released in the coming months. Below is a sample of the Entertainment programme from 2018, so you can get a flavour of our fabulous Christmas Festival.

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Saturday 1st December 2018


11.00                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.10-11.40       Skipton Brass Band

11.40-12.10       Baccappella – carol singing 

12.10-12.45       Penny Plain Theatre Company – Mummers’ Play and Jiggery

12.45-13.00       Town Crier – heralding the day’s events

13.00                 Santa’s procession – leaving the Main Square for Santa’s Secret Workshop

13.00-14.00       Ermysted’s School Brass Group

14.30-15.00       Threshfield School Choir

14.45-15.30       Leeds Morris Men – Morris dancing outside the Foresters Arms

15.00-15.30       Juggling Jim – organ grinder/walkabout juggling

15.30                 Ermysted’s School Brass Group

16.00                  Lantern procession leaving the Main Square for a round-up of the village ending with community carol singing by the Bandstand led by Ermysted’s School Brass Group


TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

All day         Barrel Organ

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.00-12.30 Boombike Bourree – folk music

12.30-13.00 Leeds Morris Men – Morris dancing

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Baccappella – carol singing

14.00-14.30 Juggling Jim – organ grinder/walkabout juggling 

14.30-15.00 Penny Plain Theatre Company – Mummers’ play and jiggery


14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers


All day – Tea, Coffee, Hot Soup and Cakes, along with Entertainment and Carols


Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers and chestnut sellers. Refreshments are available in Church House and the Town Hall, which also hosts an indoor Christmas Craft Market.

20.00  Grassington Town Hall – Grassington Players’ Dickensian Christmas Show.  An evening of fun and laughter in their usual rural style. Bar open from 19.30.  Tickets £7.50 each, available from Grassington Hub – 01756 752222 or online from www.grassingtonplayers.co.uk

If you are here on Friday 7th December, come up to see the show at The Gamekeeper’s Inn, Long Ashes Park, Threshfield. BD23 5PN.

Grassington Dickensian Punch and Judy Show
Grassington Dickensian Christmas Torches
Grassington Players

Grassington Dickensian Festival

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