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.

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Saturday 30th November 2019

MAIN SQUARE

All Day               Victorian Re-enactments by the Extraordinary Victorians

11.00                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.10-11.40       Skipton Brass Band

11.40-12.10       Marmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage 

12.10-12.45       Skipton Brass Band

12.30-13.00       Alexander Wells – magician – outside Church House 

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

13.00-13.30      Threshfield School Choir

13.30-14.00       Penny Plain Theatre Company – mummers’ play and jiggery

14.00-14.30      Ermysted’s School Brass Group

14.30-15.00      Marmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

15.00 – 15.30    Same Difference Arts – Victorian character singers

15.30 – 16.00    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 Penny Plain Theatre Company – mummers’ play and jiggery

12.30-13.00 Same Difference Arts – Victorian character singers

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Alexander Wells – magician

14.00-14.30 Same Difference Arts – Victorian character singers

14.30-15.00 Alexander Wells – magician

METHODIST CHURCH – Chapel Street

14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Garrs Lane

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

CHURCH HOUSE – Main Street

All day – Refreshments available

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market(with refreshments) at the Town Hall, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers and chesnut sellers.

20.00  Upper Wharfedale School, Threshfied – 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 29th November, come and see the show at The Gamekeeper’s Inn, Threshfield or on Friday 6th December, come and see the show at Grassington Town Hall

Sunday 1st December

MAIN SQUARE

All day              Victorian Re-enactments by the Extraordinary Victorians

11.00                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.05-11.35       BD1 Brass Band

11.40-12.10       Penny Plain Theatre Company – mummers’ play and jiggery

12.15-12.45       Marmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

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

13.00-13.30       The Grinnigogs – Victorian musicians – outside Church House 

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

13.00-13.40      Grassington Singers  

13.45-14.15      Marmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

14.15-14.45       BD1 Brass Band

14.50-15.20       The Grinnigogs – Victorian musicians    

15.30-16.00       BD1 Brass Band

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 the BD1 Brass Band

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

All day         Barrel Organ

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.00-12.30 The Grinnigrogs – Victorian musicians

12.30-13.00 The Tenmours – folk music

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Penny Plain Theatre Company – mummers’ play and jiggery

14.00-14.30 The Grinnigrogs – Victorian musicians

14.30-15.00 The Tenmours – folk music       

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Garrs Lane

14:00-15:30 – Go back in time and listen to the history of Christmas traditions and stories with carols.

CHURCH HOUSE

11.00            Church service with carols

All afternoon Refreshments available

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market(with refreshments) at the Town Hall, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers and chesnut sellers.

Saturday 7th December

MAIN SQUARE

All Day             Victorian Re-enactments by the Extraordinary Victorians

11.00-11.40       Red Hot Santas –Ski Band

11.45-12.15       Baccappella – carol singing

12.15-12.45       Boombike Bourree – folk music

12.45-13.15       Buttercross Belles – dancing outside CoffeEco

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

13.00-13.40       Red Hot Santas – Ski Band 

13.45-14.15       Boombike Bourree – folk music

14.15-14.45       Skipton Community Orchestra

14.45-15.15       Baccappella – carol signing

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

15.20-16.00       Red Hot Santas – Ski Band

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 the Red Hot Santas

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.15-13.00 Leeds Morris Men – Morris Dancing

13.00-13.30 Punch and Judy

13:30-14:15 Baccappella – carol singing

14.15-14.45 Buttercross Belles

15.00-15.30 Boombike Bouree – folk music

METHODIST CHURCH – Chapel Street

14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Garrs Lane

All Day – Tea, coffee, hot soup and cakes, along with entertainment and carols

CHURCH HOUSE

All day    Refreshments available

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market(with refreshments) at the Town Hall, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers, chestnut sellers. 

Sunday 8th December

MAIN SQUARE

All day              Victorian Re-enactments by the Extraordinatry Victorians

11.00                Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.05-11.35      Knaresborough Silver Band 

11.40-12.10      Luke Robson – musician

12.15-12.45      Boombike Bouree – folk music

12.45-13.15      Flagcrackers of Craven – dancing outside Church House

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

13.00-13.30      Knaresborough Silver Band      

13.30-14.00      Boombike Bouree – folk music

14.00-14.30      Juggling Jim

14.30-15.00      Upper Wharfedale Performing Arts

15.00-15.30      Luke Robson – musician

15.30-16.00      Knaresborough Silver Band

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 the Knaresborough Silver Band

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.00-13.00 Juggling Jim

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14:15 Luke Robson – musician

14:15-14:45 Flagcrackers of Craven – dancing

14.30-15.00 Boombike Bourree – folk music

 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

14:00-15:30  Go back in time and listen to the history of Christmas traditions plus stories with carols

CHURCH HOUSE

11.00 Church service with carols

All afternoon  Refreshments available

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market(with refreshments) at the Town Hall, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers, chestnut sellers. 

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

Grassington Dickensian Festival

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