What’s On Guide

What’s On At Grassington Dickensian Festival 2018

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.

The Entertainment schedule for 2018 will be released in the coming months. Below is a sample of the Entertainment programme from 2017, so you can get a flavour of our fabulous Christmas Festival.

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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.

See Our Mid Week Events List

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

Grassington Dickensian Festival

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