Christmas events and late-night shopping across the East Riding

A wide range of Christmas events and late-night shopping dates are taking place in many East Riding towns and villages to provide an opportunity for residents to support local businesses this Christmas.

A variety of Christmas activities, many of which have been part-funded by the council’s Do it for East Yorkshire Fund (DIFEY), will be taking place at the following locations:

Beverley – run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

  • Wednesday, 7 to Friday, 9 December – Made in East Yorkshire Market, Saturday Market, 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 11 December – Festival of Christmas, various locations, 10am – 4pm

Cottingham – part-funded by DIFEY

  • Sunday, 4 December – Christmas Festival, village centre, 10:30am – 4:30pm


  • Friday, 2 December – Christmas Festival including lights switch on, Market Place, 5 – 8pm
  • Sunday, 4 December – Christmas Artisan Market, 11am – 3pm


  • Two Rivers Community Pantry have recently had a DIFEY bid approved for a town centre and Market Hall event on Friday, 2 and Saturday, 3 December. Further details to be confirmed by Two Rivers Community Pantry.

Hedon – part-funded by DIFEY

  • Friday, 25 November – Christmas Market and lights switch on, St Augustine’s Gate and Market Place, 5 – 8pm

Hessle – part-funded by DIFEY

  • Friday, 2 December – Christmas Festival including lights switch on, The Square, 5 – 9pm


  • Friday, 25 November – Christmas lights switch on and late-night shopping, Newbegin
  • Saturday, 26 November – Hornsea Collective Marketplace event, Town Hall, 10am – 4:30pm

Late-night shopping also on 25 November, 2 December, 8 December & 16 December

Howden – part-funded by DIFEY

  • Thursday, 1 December – Christmas Market and late-night shopping, Market Place, 4 – 8pm


  • Sunday, 27 November – Christmas Market, Market Place, 1 – 5pm

Snaith – part-funded by DIFEY

  • Saturday, 3 December – Christmas Market including lights switch on, Market Place, 4:30 – 8pm

Withernsea – part-funded by DIFEY

  • Saturday, 3 December – Christmas in the Valley event, Valley Gardens, 4 – 8pm

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic growth, investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whilst the Christmas events in Beverley are well established, it is fantastic to see so many of our towns and villages are getting involved with markets and festivals of their own. These activities are a fantastic way of showing support to our local businesses whilst also enjoying this joyful time of year within our communities.

“The late-night shopping offering will be a major benefit to those residents who work during normal opening hours and I look forward to seeing our high streets thriving in the festive period.”