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Dickensian Christmas Market 2019

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A Dickensian Christmas Market with commercial farmers and seasonal market traders along with local charity stall and Craft Fayre stalls.

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It is hoped on a crisp and bright Sunday morning , Wetherby’s annual 'Dickensian Christmas Market and Craft Fayre' will be as popular as ever. The multiple festive attractions and vast array of produce and crafts on sale, will attract crowds in record numbers say Wetherby District Lions Club. The market square will be packed with local food and drink traders, including regulars from the monthly Farmers’ Market, and normally they report very brisk trade as will the Craft Fayre event in the Town Hall. “It was certainly busier than last year, and people stayed longer and seemed to find some really great gifts,” said Craft Fayre stall holder, Dianne Pawson last year.​

The event will be officially opened by a local celebrity, (to be announced soon). Wetherby Town Mayor, Galan Moss will be supporting the event in his normal enthusiastic manner. Santa will arrive after the short speeches to delight the families and their children who normally 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 Band, Wetherby Musical Theatre Group Choir and Deighton Gates School Choir. A dance routine will be performed by Stagecoach youth group.

The many local charities which will have stalls at the Market normally have successful day. Last year Carol Keenlyside from the Children’s Society said “We took far more than we anticipated, and it was a really great event to take part in". ​

Wetherby Lion members 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, hopefully this year’s event will not disappoint.

Wetherby Lions will also present their annual 'Wetherby Townsperson of the Year Award' at the market event. Last year’s recipient, voted by Wetherby residents for his contribution to the community, was Alan Drinkhall MBE. Voting will be available on the Lions website at https://www.wetherbylions.org/townspersonoftheyear .

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