What’s On Guide

What’s On At Grassington Dickensian Festival 2017

There will be a full Christmas Market with Victorian entertainment on both the Saturday and Sunday for the first two weekends in December and also activities taking place throughout the week.

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Saturday 2nd December

11.00                 Opening Parade led by the Barnoldswick Band

MAIN SQUARE

11.15                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.20-12.00       Barnoldswick Band

12.00-12.15       Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman – a new, traditional, Dickensian-style Novel

12.15-12.45       Penny Plain Theatre Company – Mummers’ Play and Jiggery

12.15-12.45       Juggling Jim – walkabout juggling and diabolo

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       Barnoldswick Band

13.45-14.30       Boombike Bourree – folk music

14.30-14.45       Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

14.40-15.10       Juggling Jim

15.00-15.15       Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

15.15-16.00       Barnoldswick 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 Barnoldswick Band

IN THE TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.15-12.45 Boombike Bourree – folk music

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Juggling Jim – walkabout juggling and diabolo

14.00-14.30 Penny Plain Theatre Company – Mummers’ play and jiggery

METHODIST CHURCH – Refreshments Available

14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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

GRASSINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

All day – Refreshments, cakes and mince pies

AROUND THE VILLAGE

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

Sunday 3rd December

11.00                 Opening Parade led by the Hebden Bridge Band

MAIN SQUARE

11.15                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.20-12.00       Hebden Bridge Band

12.00-12.15       Samuel C Richards – Reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman – a new, traditional, Dickensian-style Novel

12.15-12.45       Baccappella – carol singing

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       Hebden Bridge Band

13.45-14.30       Boombike Bourree – folk music

14.30-14.45       Samuel C Richards – Reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

14.40-15.10       Andy Magic – Victorian Magician

15.00-15.15       Samuel C Richards – Reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

15.15-16.00       Hebden Bridge 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 Hebden Bridge Band

IN THE TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.15-12.45 Boombike Bourree – folk music

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Andy Magic – Victorian Magician

14.00-14.30 Baccappella – carol singing

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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

AROUND THE VILLAGE

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 available at Church House and the Town Hall, which also hosts an indoor Christmas Craft Market.

Saturday 9th December

11.00                 Opening Parade led by the Marsden Band

MAIN SQUARE

11.15                 Town Crier officially opens the festival

11.20-12.00       Marsden Band

12.00-12.15       Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman – a new, traditional, Dickensian-style Novel

12.15-12.45       Baccappella – carol singing

12.45-13.15       Buttercross Belles – Morris 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       Marsden Band

13.40-13.55       Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

13.55-14.55       Markmark Productions – a performance of ‘What the Dickens’ plus walkabout with their ‘Christmas Carriage’

14.45-15.30       Buttercross Belles and Leeds Morris Men – Morris Dancing – outside CoffeEco

14.55-15.20       New Dickensians – carol singing

15.20-16.00       Marsden 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 Marsden Band

IN THE TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.15-12.45 New Dickensians – carol singing

13.00-13.30 Leeds Morris Men – Morris Dancing

13.30-14:00 Punch and Judy

14:00-14:30 Baccappella – carol singing

14.30-15.30 The Tenmours – Folk Fusion Band

METHODIST CHURCH – Refreshments Available

14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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

GRASSINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

All Day – Refreshments, cakes and mince pies

AROUND THE VILLAGE

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

Sunday 10th December

11.00                Opening Parade led by the Red Hot Santa’s

MAIN SQUARE

11.15                Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.20-12.00      Red Hot Santa’s

12.00-12.15      Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman – a new, traditional, Dickensian-style Novel

12.10-12.40      Andy Magic – Victorian Magician

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 Santa’s

13.40-13.55      Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

13.55-14.40      Flagcracker’s of Craven – dancing

14.40-14.55      Samuel C Richards – reading excerpts from The White-Haired Gentleman

15.20-16.00      Red Hot Santa’s

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 Santa’s

IN THE TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food Stalls

12.00-12.30 Flagcrackers of Craven – Dancing

12.30-13.00 Lois – acrobatic displays

13.00-14.00 The Tenmours – Folk Fusion Band

14.00-14:30 Lois – acrobatic displays

14:30-15:00 Andy Magic – Victorian Magician

15.00-15.30 Lois – acrobatic displays 

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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

AROUND THE VILLAGE

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

See Our Mid Week Events List

Punch and Judy Show
Grassington Dickensian Christmas Torches
Grassington Players

Grassington Dickensian Festival

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