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Grassington Dickensian Festival 2018
December 1, 2018
Grassington Dickensian Festival 2018..
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
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
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