Grassington Dickensian Festival

Grassington, in North Yorkshire, begins its 31st annual Dickensian Christmas Festival today - in the year of Dickens' bicentenary.

Grassington Dickensian Festival kicks off

Grassington Dickensian Festival

Grassington is holding its 31st annual Dickensian Christmas Festival to celebrate Dickens' bicentenary.

Held today and for the next two Saturdays, visitors can step back in time with street entertainment, buskers, shoe-shine boys, chestnut sellers, santa's grotto, pickpockets, living statues and a traditional Christmas outdoor market.

The event is held from 10am until 5pm. There are park and ride facilities.