THE centre of the historic market town of Otley will be transformed on Sunday, December 3rd for the famous Otley Victorian Fayre.

The free event for all the family runs from noon to 6pm and will have more than 80 stalls from local makers, producers and groups with stallholders in Victorian costume, as well as Santa’s grotto, reindeer, fairground attractions, donkey rides, street food, mulled wine and roast chestnuts.

Music and entertainment on the main stage and around town includes Otley Brass Band, Otley Ukulele Orchestra, Folk Strings, local school choirs, Wharfedale Wayzgoose and Buttercross Belles morris dancers, local musicians, Juggling Jim, a virtual sleigh ride, and Chevin Handbell Ringers.

New this year to close the Fayre is a festive sing-a-long in Market Place with Love Pop Choir.

Now in its 36th year, the Fayre is organised entirely by volunteers, and attracts 20,000 people for a festive day out.

Many of the town’s independent shops and cafes will also be open to explore. Parking is available on Bremner Street and the Otley Showground site for £3. Victorian costumes are encouraged but not essential!

The full programme with locations and timings is available in shops around Otley or at, and follow Otley Victorian Christmas Fayre on Facebook.