This year’s Danby Festive Fair will take the form of a pop-up shop

A popular Christmas event in the Whitby area will take place in a slightly different format this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 12:45 pm
The festive fair will be held in Danby Village Hall.

Danby Festive Fair will be taking the form of a pop-up shop and held on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday 15 November 15 (between 10am and 3pm) in Danby Village Hall.

Proceeds from the event will go to Esk Valley Lifeline, which provides equipment and support for local people.

All Covid-secure measures will be in place and people are being reminded to bring their face masks/coverings.

The event is free and there will be free car parking at the front of the venue.

A spokesman for the event said: “Christmas music will be sung outside, around the Christmas tree, from noon until 1pm on Saturday by The Castleton Singing for Pleasure Choir and an acapella quartet called Patchwork.

“Refreshments will be available both inside and outside.

“In the main hall there will be 14 stalls with a wide variety of goods on offer.

“People can order their turkey, Christmas cake and Christmas tree to purchase on the day.

“There will be cards, calendars, children’s games, fused glass gifts, Christmas decorations and flower arrangements plus dog beds, felted animals, homemade cakes, country pictures and lots of other gifts.

“Local author Ann Bowes has been busy during lockdown and has produced two new books.

“She will be at the fair to sign any books purchased.

“Esk Valley in Portrait is a photographic journey down the upper Esk Valley whereas My Bouquet of Words is a compilation of Ann’s short stories and poetry.

“Do come and enjoy the event and do your Christmas shopping locally whilst supporting this excellent local charity.”