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Christmas fair raises more than £21,000 for 21st century cathedral appeal

Visitors flock to Christmas fair Credit: Ripon Cathedral

Around 3,000 visitors attended this year’s Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair, raising £21,250 towards the £5 million appeal for a 21st Century Cathedral.

The event included around 100 stalls of seasonal gifts and food , as well as santa's grotto and music by various local groups.

The event marks the start of the Christmas celebrations for the local community, it is wonderful to see so many families both inside the Cathedral and also shopping in the city. The Christmas Light Switch On also took place on the Market Square which attracted a large number of families and visitors to Ripon.

– Margaret Hammond, Development Campaign Manager
Start of Christmas celebrations Credit: Ripon Cathedral