Beverley is planning to spread some extra seasonal sparkle this Christmas

Christmas will last that little bit longer in East Yorkshire’s medieval minster town of Beverley this year, thanks to a brand new week-long festive market showcasing the best of the region.

Hot on the heels of the hugely popular Beverley Festival of Christmas – set to return to the cobbled streets of this picturesque market town on Sunday 12 December – the first-ever Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market will add some extra seasonal sparkle, 13-17 December 2021.

Under the shadow of the magnificent 13th century Minster, Beverley, with its narrow streets, antique shops and craft arcades, is renowned for its colourful market, historical architecture and its annual seasonal celebrations.

After being cancelled last year, the Beverley Festival of Christmas makes a welcome return for its 28th year as one of the largest festive events of its kind to launch a week-long feast of festive fun.

While full details of this year’s Festival are still to be revealed, it traditionally features a host of seasonal treats including a Christmas Market with over 100 festive stalls, a fairground, street entertainers, music and dance… and, of course, an appearance by Santa himself.

But for 2021, visitors will have even more opportunities to experience the town’s seasonal sparkle with the new Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market, which will celebrate the very best produce the local area has to offer.

That market will take place in the Saturday Market area of the town, opening at 10am and finishing at 8pm each evening, with an array of festive entertainment and activities planned throughout the whole week, combined with late night shopping within the town.

As well as promoting and supporting local businesses, it will also extend the market to welcome visitors into Beverley who are not able to make the one-day Festival of Christmas. The town’s evening economy is also set to see a benefit from late night opening.

East Yorkshire Events continue to monitor the government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and will ensure the market can be brought to the town in a responsible and COVID-secure manner.

For more details about the Festival of Christmas and new Market, see www.beverleyfestivalofchristmas.co.uk.

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