Dickensian Christmas Market & Craft Fayre


Wetherby will go back in time to a by gone era on
Sunday 8th December 2019 

Hopefully on a crisp but bright Sunday, Wetherby’s annual 'Dickensian Christmas Market and Craft Fayre' will prove as popular as ever; opening at 9.00 am.  Ideally drawn by the sunny weather, the multiple festive attractions and vast array of produce and crafts on sale, crowds will turn up in record numbers, say the organisers, Wetherby District Lions Club.  The market square will be packed with local food and drink traders, including regulars from the monthly Farmers’ Market, and hopefully they will report very brisk trade as will the Craft Fayre event in the Town Hall.  “It was certainly busy and people stayed longer and seemed to find some really great gifts,” said Craft Fayre stall holder, Diane Pawson last year.

The event will be officially opened at 10.00 am by ITV Calendar presenter, Duncan Wood and Wetherby Town Mayor, Galan Moss.  Santa will arrive after the short speeches to the delight of the long queues of families and their children who hopefully will form outside his seasonally decorated grotto.  Another major attraction will be Casper and Rollo, the two Alpacas from Elmet Alpacas in Sherburn.

Throughout the day festive music will be provided by Tewit Silver Band, Collingham Wind Band, Wetherby Musical Theatre Group Choir and Deighton Gates School Choir. 


The many local charities will have 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.  He added: “ This year’s event should not disappoint and to see record numbers of attendees will prove what a great community we have, and how well they support local causes.”  


Wetherby Lions will also present their annual 'Wetherby Townsperson of the Year Award' at the Market event.   Go to our webpage here to vote for this years this year’s recipient.

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Wetherby District Lions Club  


Telephone: 0345 833 9529

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales

Registered Charity Number 1166656

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