The annual Christmas Gift and Food Fair at Ripon Cathedral has become so popular in recent years that a special ‘park-and-ride’ service will be laid on for this year’s event at the end of November.
The popular annual fair now sees thousands of visitors through the door of the spectacular Ripon Cathedral.
Anyone travelling to this year’s event, on Saturday 25 November, is invited to head towards the Wolseley UK car park on the Boroughbridge Road (postcode HG4 1SL) . Buses will run to and from the Wolseley Car Park and the Cathedral frequently throughout the day.
Margaret Hammond, Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign Manager said “We are very grateful to Wolseley of Ripon for working with the Cathedral. Parking can be difficult in Ripon, particularly during the Christmas Fair and we hope by providing this Park and Ride service, we will encourage more visitors to the Christmas Fair.”
Parking is free, but visitors using the service will be invited to give a donation towards the cathedral.
The Christmas Gift and Food Fair takes place at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 25 November. The opening times have been extended for the early birds and will now open from 9.30am, and close at 4.30pm. Entry is £3 per person on the door, entry for children is free.
More than a hundred stalls will again be offering a wide selection of unusual gifts, crafts and local food. Hot turkey Sandwiches and mulled wine will be served throughout the day and visitors will be entertained with seasonal music from a number of local Choirs and musicians. For youngsters, the fair offers families the opportunity for the children to visit Santa in his grotto, or have their faces painted.
For further information please visit the website www.riponcathedral.org.uk/event/christmasfair