Enjoy a day trip to either Skipton or Grassington, places full of Christmas magic!
Skipton Yuletide Festival
Come to Skipton for a Christmas treat! Buy all your gifts from the famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops. The Christmas Market runs the full length of the High Street alongside many local charity shops and gift stalls selling everything you could want. A full range of entertainment will take place in the arena on the High Street and at locations around the town, making The Skipton Christmas Market an ideal opportunity to sample a great Christmas atmosphere and to find a Christmas bargain at the same time. At 4pm the day closes with a procession up the High Street to the Holy Trinity Church grounds, where a traditional Christmas carol service takes place to round off a wonderful day.
Grassington Dickensian Festival
Grassington is one of the prettiest villages, nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at Christmas it comes alive with Christmas trees and lights and is transported back in time as the shopkeepers, villagers and visitors celebrate the festive season dressed in Dickensian costumes. Soak up the festive atmosphere with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier.
On the cobbled streets discover the nooks and crannies, find presents from the past in the traditional shops, and enjoy some carol singing in the main square as bands and street entertainers perform and for the children, a chance to meet Santa in his hideaway grotto and to take part in a torch lit nativity procession. The aroma of roasted chestnuts fills the air as you tap your feet.
9.00am – Depart pick-up point – Rhodes Bank
10.30am – Approx arrival in Skipton for passengers who want to enjoy the Yuletide Festival
Coach continues on to Grassington
11.00am – Arrive in Grassington for passengers who want to enjoy the Dickensian Festival
4.30pm – Depart Grassington
5.00pm – Pick up passengers from Skipton for return journey back to Oldham
6.30pm – Approx arrival back in Oldham
PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF THE EXCURSION. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE PICK UP POINT 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AS THE COACH WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AND WILL NOT WAIT FOR LATECOMERS.