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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions, if your question isn’t answered please contact us.


When is the Beverley Festival of Christmas?

The Beverley Festival of Christmas is on Sunday 8th December 2019.

What time does the event open/close?
The Beverley Festival of Christmas opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. It is free to attend.

Where are the markets located?

There are three Victorian Christmas Markets with family friendly entertainment in them, and around them. There will be a huge range of market stalls in 'Saturday Market', 'Wednesday Market' and 'North Bar'. There will also be festivites taking place at Flemingate Shopping Centre.

Where and when can I see the Parade?

The Parade will leave from Wednesday Market when the event opens at 10.00 and it will move down Toll Gavel to Saturday Market. The Parade will feature Santa Claus himself, Rudolph and the rest of his Reindeer, Live Music, Comedy Acts, The Cast from Bridlington Spa's Aladdin Pantomime,
Steam Punks, Bernese Mountain Dogs and much more!

Where and when can I see Santa and his Reindeer?

Santa and his Reindeer will be part of the parade (see above) and then will be based in Saturday Market until 1pm.

What's the best way to travel to the festival?

We recommend that visitors avoid coming by car where possible and consider planning your journey using Public Transport (Beverley Bus Station/Beverley Train Station).

There is a Park & Ride from Beverley Racecourse to the North Bar (Adult: £1, Children: free) in place for those who need to drive, and Car Parking will be available but will be limited throughout the day. See our planning your visit page for more information. 

How do I book a coach?

 Please click here for more information.

Where can I park?

Every year thousands of people travel to the East Riding to attend the Beverley Festival of Christmas. Town centre car parking spaces are limited due to the sheer number of visitors therefore we recommend travelling to the town centre via Public transport or by using our Park and Ride service. 

Where can I find the toilets?

Public toilets are located on Lord Roberts Road, Dyer Lane, Beverley Bus Station and Beverley Railway station. There will also be portaloos (1x disabled unit) located in the Coach Park, School Lane.

Are dogs allowed at the event?

Yes, however dogs must be kept on leads at all times and please be aware that some market areas will be busy. Visitors will be asked to keep dogs back as the parade passes from Wednesday Market - Saturday Market around 10am.

Beverley Festival of Christmas
Beverley Festival of Christmas