Wow what a great time we've had in Bedale this December! There's been so many local events to choose from and plenty to fill our weekends, including Carol concerts, fashion shows, Bedale Winter Festival, Bedale's Christmas Window Competition and of course Santa visiting on Christmas Eve!
Our favourite event this December was Bedale's fantastic Winter Festival! The team at BedaleOnline had a great time visiting the Winter Festival for both the daytime and the evening event and thoroughly enjoyed both occasions!
The Winter Festival kicked off at 10am and took part throughout the whole day in Bedale Hall. There was everything you could hope for and more; with a Christmas Shopping Fayre featuring local businesses, story-telling in Bedale Library and Santa in his grotto.
Santa was incredibly popular with the young visitors.. Priced at just £2 per child and with a fantastically decorated grotto, he found himself booked up 3 hours in advance just 1 hour after opening his doors!
The fun didn't stop there either; with an ice skating rink outside in the car park and fantastic story telling from the wonderfully eccentric Fairy Godmother (pictured below) in Bedale Park, there was plenty to amuse every visitor, both young and old.
The Winter Festival BBQ Bash in the evening proved to be just as popular. Starting at 7.30pm and running through until midnight, tickets were priced at £20 each and included free ice skating, delicious gourmet burgers from Cockburns Butchers, 1 go on the rodeo bull to try and win a bottle of champagne and a disco.
The disco and dancing lasted all night in the wonderfully decorated Ball Room of Bedale Hall and topped off a wonderfully organised and executed Winter Festival.
Congratulations to the Festival organisers, the team at BedaleOnline had a great time promoting the Winter Festival and an even better time attending it and are very much looking forward to the next event!