Despite the threat of heavy rain, thousands enjoyed the annual Bempton Victorian Market with the quaint village streets packed with visitors from all over the country.
Dozens of craft and gift stalls lined Cliff Road in Bempton, along with vendors selling festive foods and fancy goods.
Father Christmas made a guest appearance and was escorted to his grotto by the Bridlington Pipe Band playing Jingle Bells as he greeted children (and adults) along the way.
Coastal Voices Choir and the Bempton School Carol Singers also added a festive feel to the atmosphere on the day.
Richard Burton, who Chairman of the Market and one of the event organisers, said: “After seeing the weather forecast saying Bempton was in for heavy rain, we were delighted to say that the forecasters got it wrong and the deluge didn’t materialise. There were only as few drops during the day and everyone seemed to be enjoying the market and all the attractions.”
Richard added: “This year we decided to dedicate the Victorian Market to Neville Nicholson who was instrumental in setting up the first Christmas Market years ago. Neville was also a well known and a very popular figure in and around the village and we were all deeply saddened by his death earlier in the year.”
Visitor Steve Swallow from Huddersfield said: “We all had a great day out. After years of visiting Bempton we were lucky enough to be here while the Victorian Market was on and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our youngsters enjoyed browsing the stalls and seeing Santa on his journey up to his grotto…well done to the organisers.”
Proceeds from the event are donated to local causes and used to fund the costs of the event for the following year.