Whitby Christmas Market 2021 given go-ahead - here's what's happening

Whitby Town Council has decided to hold a Christmas Market, which will be taking place from November 26 to 28, subject to restrictions relating to Covid-19.

Last year's Whitby Christmas Festival was unable to take place but in light of recent government announcements, the council is hopeful for a 2021 market - and preparations have now begun.

This year's festival will be held on a smaller scale, without the associated events such as entertainment marquee, festival stage, street theatre or lantern parade.

Stallholders are being asked to apply by Wednesday July 31 for their place at this year's market.

A festive toast at Whitby's Christmas market.

If, in the event this year's market cannot go ahead due to the ongoing pandemic, the town council has plans in place to ensure any money stallholders have paid towards their stall will be refunded in full.

For more up to date information, follow the Christmas Festival Twitter @FestXmas or contact the Town Council.

"Each year we strive to build on our successes and make improvements where possible," the council said.

"We would love to hear your feedback so we can make the festival even better in the future."