Huge crowds flock to festive event

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About 60,000 people enjoyed the festivities and attractions at this year’s Beverley Festival of Christmas.

The event, held last Sunday, started with the festival parade and official opening in Wednesday Market. The parade, led by Santa and his reindeer, featured marching bands, Bernese Mountain Dogs, steam punks and many more.

There were traditional Victorian Christmas market stalls situated in Wednesday Market and Saturday Market, with town activities and entertainment in between.

The Westwood Sessions Entertainment took place in a marquee at the North Bar, with performances from young and local musical talent.

A record fifty coaches brought people from far and wide to the event, thanks to the free coach parking offered by East Riding Council.

A spokesperson for East Riding Council, said: “It was a hugely successful event.”

Pictures courtesy of Chris Swain Photography.

See this week’s Beverley Guardian (17 December) for more pictures from the event.