Grassington Dickensian Festival

2nd to 10th December 2017

For nine days before Christmas, Grassington travels back in time for the annual Dickensian Festival. Visitors are treated to a glorious array of sights, tastes and smells from a bygone era. The village is adorned in Christmas lights, the square and streets come alive with a traditional market with shopkeepers and villagers dressed in Victorian costume. Visitors can revel in delight at the musicians, dancers, street entertainers and exhibitions of traditional country crafts.

Full Dickensian market and entertainment programme on Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December, with a programme of events and entertainment midweek, Monday to Friday.

Click here for further information about the festival


How to Get to the Festival

Note that there is no car parking available for visitors in the village during the festival - visitors arriving by car at the weekend will need to use the frequent Park & Ride service from Threshfield Quarry (10 per car).

Follow these links for details of bus services to Grassington - buses stop at the National Park Centre on Hebden Road.

Service 72 from Skipton (Monday to Saturday)

Service 72B from Buckden and Kettlewell (Monday to Saturday)

Service 74 from Ilkley, Burnsall and Hebden (Saturdays)

Service 74A from Ilkley, Burnsall and Hebden (Monday and Wednesday)

Service X43 from Manchester, Burnley and Skipton (Sundays) - operated with luxury double-deck buses (mainly hourly throughout the day on Sundays)

Service 874 from Wakefield, Leeds, Ilkley and Burnsall (Sundays)








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