Great Expectations for Dickensian festival this year

The Dickensian Festival at Lightwater Valley.
The Dickensian Festival at Lightwater Valley.

A Dickens-themed Christmas festival will return to Lightwater Shopping Village in time for the festive season.

The event will take place between Thursday, November 29, and Sunday, December 2, between 10am and 5pm and is one of Yorkshire’s largest indoor Christmas markets, with more than 100 stalls exhibiting a range of merchandise.

The festival will feature a selection of traditional Victorian entertainment including morris dancers, hand-bell ringers and carol singers, as well as an enchanting reindeer parade.

For more information about the Dickensian Festival, visit