Plans are well underway for the largest Christmas event the village has ever seen – a Christmas market complete with animals, live music and stalls.
Ripponden Festival group is working with St Bartholomew’s Church and is incorporating its Winter Market into this full day of activity.
Stalls will be both inside the church and outside, spilling onto the car park opposite and in front of The Bridge Inn. The range of goods available will include arts and crafts, artisan food, gifts, local wines and much more. Meanwhile, Ripponden will be open for business too. All shops and businesses are competing in a best Christmas window competition. Visitors to the market will be encouraged to go around the village and judge the shop windows with an online vote.
Local school choirs will be performing alongside local musicians and groups, as well as Punch & Judy, a barrel organ and a group of Santa’s elves to add to the festive fun.
If anyone would like further information log onto www.rippondenfestival.co.uk.