Yorkshire news The major Yorkshire Xmas 2020 events cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - And the biggest seasonal events still going ahead
Breaking News ! It's not as if the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled Christmas 2020 but we're going to be celebrating on a much smaller scale. Chances are, we're not going to be able to have our friends and relatives – outside our support bubble, anyway – round for Christmas dinner. And the run-up to Christmas is looking decidedly rundown with a significant chunk of the biggest festive events in our county reduced to thoughts of what could have been. So you don't arrive all dressed up and with nowhere to go we've listed the principal events which aren't taking place this year. But rather than end on such a depressing note, we’ve listed some of Yorkshire's top Christmas events which are still going ahead. 2020 might be the year when your bin goes out more than you do but there's still a wide variety of events to entice you off the sofa. Cancelled Enchanted Brodsworth Hall A spokesperson for the hall near Doncaster said: “Due to the current government guidelines regarding social distancing unfortunately we will not be running our Enchanted events in 2020. “Our first priority during this time is the health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers. However, over the festive period we are happy to let you know that we will be running some smaller seasonal activities.” Grassington Dickensian Festival A spokesperson for the Victorian market and festival said: "After many weeks of deliberation, advice-taking from the authorities and a concern to protect the community of Grassington amid the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and necessary safety restrictions, the Dickensian Festival Committee has taken the unprecedented decision to cancel the 2020 Festival. "We shall be back bigger and better for our 40th Anniversary Dickensian Festival in 2021. The dates are 4th/5th and 11th/12th December." Harrogate Christmas Market A spokesperson for Visit Harrogate said: "Sadly the decision has been made not to hold the ever-popular Harrogate Christmas Market in 2020. Due to complexities of coronavirus measures organisers decided this is the responsible decision, but want all their regular visitors to know Harrogate will be open for Christmas shopping this year and from 12 November the Christmas lights will be on. You can still purchase from the market exhibitors and a list of those can be found .
. This fundamental part of the Leeds Christmas Market’s identity cannot be achieved in a global pandemic." Otley Victorian Fayre and Christmas Market A fair spokesperson said: "Taking into consideration the government advice and guidelines related to the Covid-19 virus and outdoor events the 2020 Victorian Fayre has been cancelled. We all look forward to the Fayre returning in 2021."
Richmond Town Christmas Market Richmond Town Christmas Market committee chairman Dennis Graves said: "The unpredictable and ever-changing environment we live in has made it difficult to commit to running this community event safely. So unfortunately, after looking at all the options open to us, the Christmas Market Committee have decided not to host the Richmond Christmas Market this year." Stories with Santa at Harlow Carr A spokesperson for RHS Harlow Carr said: "In line with guidance on social distancing, we regret to inform you that we are not running ‘Stories with Santa’ in 2020. We very much hope to welcome Santa and his helpers back in 2021." Whitby Christmas Festival Whitby Town Council has said: "The 2020 Festival has been cancelled because of the uncertainty caused by the restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which have severely affected our ability to work in preparation." Also cancelled Filey Christmas Market Christmas in Haworth Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, Harrogate Mother Shipton’s Cave Christmas Experience Northallerton Christmas Market Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend The Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Fair will be taking place online only. Still going ahead Bedale Christmas Market – from November 28 Illuminated Christmas at Castle Howard plus an Enchanted Audience with Father Christmas Christmas at Fountains Abbey – There are plenty of festive events running at this National Trust site. Christmas at Harewood House – a whole host of events take place in the run-up to Christmas Knaresborough Christmas Market – December 5/6 Lightwater Valley’s Festive Family Fun North York Moors Railway Santa Specials Christmas at the Piece Hall Polar Express Train Ride, Wensleydale Scarborough Sparkle – November 27-29 Selby Christmas Market – November 28 Sheffield Christmas Market
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