3rd, 10th, 17th December 2012 – all day
Grassington, North Yorkshire
Every December, Grassington travels back in time to the days of Charles Dickens to celebrate a Christmas, Victorian style. This year promisesto be an extra special occasion as it’s the bicentenary of the great author’s birth. The villagers and traders wear period costume, as do many of the town’s visitors, and shops are decorated in 19th century style to provide an atmospheric setting for the festive season. The streets come alive to the sound of Morris dancers, street performers, and musicians, and there are lots of stallholders selling gifts, decorations, food (traditional fare and up to the minute snacks). There’ll also be exhibitions of traditional local country crafts. And from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th December there’s an ice rink (open from 2 pm to 9 pm on the Friday, 11 am to 9 pm on the Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on the Sunday) check for prices on the Grassington website.