The Festival of Christmas, Beverley, would just as easily fit in our travel our or Christmas blog but in the end we have opted to post in our events section.
We found out about Beverley's Festival of Christmas almost by chance. Working on the computer with the radio blaring out one December Sunday morning the Festival of Christmas received a plug.
It was being held that very day!
With a limited Sunday bus service we had to get our skates on but in the end arrived in Beverley a little after 1.15pm.
It was a typical grey winter's day with a nip in the air and a cold wind blowing. That however had not stopped visitors to the Victorian market which was heaving.
The sights, smells and sounds made for a noisy enjoyable experience. There were so many people being swept between the stalls it was difficult to look at anything too closely.
We opted to take lunch in the King's Head which was also packed to the rafters but service was good.
The food was a little pricey but tasty. Hot mulled win was available at £3 for a tall glass.
For those who preferred a cheaper lunch hot snacks and drinks were available outdoors in the market.
Other cafes were also open.
By the time we were back in market square the crowds had thinned a little. It was still busy but I managed to take a few snaps and look at the goods on offer more closely.
Many of the stalls were selling food stuffs such as a variety of cheeses, quirky beers and wines, meats, confectionery, cakes, jams, honeys and more.
There were also many craft stalls. Plenty of the goods on sale were pricey but the event was free.
Stall holders had rose to the occasion and dressed up in Victorian style clothes. Others were spotted here and there dressed in a myriad of strange attire.
Shops in Beverley were also open and trade was booming.
Where is Beverley?
The historic market town of Beverley is around seven miles from the city of Kingston-Upon-Hull on the North Bank of the River Humber. It is in the county of Yorkshire.
In summer race-goers flock to the town but Beverley racecourse is also host to other events.
For a small town Beverley has plenty to offer including historic buildings, the Saturday and Wednesday Market, folk music events, pubs, cafes, restaurants and the Westwood which is a great area for walks.
Check out the Festival of Christmas website and bookmark the page for upcoming details of next year's event.
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