Knaresborough will begin two days of festive fun when its Christmas Market Weekend gets underway tomorrow.
The Christmas market, which takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday, is the centrepiece of a host of activities around the town.
The market will feature about 65 stalls, food and free entertainment, including Morris dancers, music and singing.
Many Knaresborough traders are staying open until 7pm for late night shopping on Saturday.
Elsewhere, more than 70 decorated Christmas trees will be on display in St John’s Church for the annual Great Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival. The festival, which is free to enter, begins tomorrow and runs until December 23.
Holy Trinity Church on Briggate is running a Christmas fair tomorrow and Sunday.
The weekend will close with a 10-minute firework finale, set against the backdrop of Knaresborough viaduct and the Nidd Gorge, at 4.30pm on Sunday.
Event co-sponsor 1858 Bar & Restaurant will hold an after-party following the firework finale.
Parking in Knaresborough is limited. A free park and ride service will operate from the GSPK car park on Manse Lane (postcode HG5 8LF) to the town centre from 8am to 5.30pm both days.
The new banking hub on Kirkgate will open for counter services between 9am to 5pm both days, which will enable people to withdraw cash.
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