Dickensian Christmas Market & Craft Fayre
RAISING MONEY FOR: SENIORS' COMMUNITY PARTY
Back again on 12th December 2021 - hopefully it will be 'normal' ?
Wetherby town centre will become a hive of activity on Sunday 12th December when the long-established annual Dickensian Christmas Market and Craft Fayre will take pride of place.
The increasingly popular event may be up against it weather-wise yet it will still thrill the crowds with its multiple festive attractions and vast array of products and crafts on sale. Organisers, Wetherby District Lions Club, will see the Market Place packed with local artisan traders who will be showcasing their handmade goods. They are hoping to witness very brisk trade alongside the Craft Fayre event in the Town Hall.
The event, beginning at 9.00 am, will be officially opened an hour later by ITV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood and Wetherby Town Mayor Councillor Neil O'Byrne. Santa will arrive after the short speeches to the delight of the hopefully long queues of families and their children who will form outside his 'spanking new' seasonally decorated grotto. Another major attraction will be Casper and Rollo, the two Alpacas from Elmet Alpacas in Sherburn, who will help Santa's reindeer by coming along in their place.
Throughout the day festive music was provided by Wetherby Silver Band, Collingham Wind Band, Wetherby Musical Theatre Group Choir and the school choirs of Deighton Gates, St Josephs and Crossley Street with many local charities having stalls at the Market displaying their local festive wares.
“We work hard to make the Dickensian Christmas Market the one event that really brings Wetherby people of all ages together in the most festive setting, “says Wetherby Lions President, Tim Ritson. “This year’s event will not disappoint and will prove what a great community we have in Wetherby, and how well they support local causes.”