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What's On - 2017

2017 Events

Bonfire & Firework Display - Saturday 4 November 2017

We had a fantastic bonfire and firework display this year and over 7,000 came along to enjoy the event. Please find a link below to this year's video of the event.


This is a free event put on by the Town Council.


Remembrance Service at the Cemetery - Friday 10 November 2017

The Remembrance Service at the Cemetery is attended by local school children, veterans and everyone that would wish to come along is very welcome. The service takes place at the War Graves in the Cemetery at 10.50am.  

School Children, with the help of the Veterans, lay poppies on graves of people who have died in a War, this is a very moving service and poppy laying is part of the event to commemorate those that have lost their lives at war.


Remembrance Service at the Abbey - Sunday 12 November 2017

The Mayor invites all local residents, visitors and dignatories to Selby Abbey for the Remembrance Service which commences at 10am.  There is a parade of local groups, including the British Legion, TA Cadets, Scouts and Guides band. SMI Mick Topping leads the parade from the Community Centre on Scott Road from 9.30am along Gowthorpe to the Abbey.  After the service the Mayor and others lay wreaths at Selby Park followed by the parade returning along Gowthorpe to the Community Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service.


Christmas Window Display Competition

Every year the Town Council invite the local businesses in Selby to take part in a Christmas Window Display Competition.  The Mayor judges the competition on Friday 1 December and the winning entries are announced on the Christmas Market on 2 December 2017.

Sponsors of this year's event are Wetherells, Heaven and Home, Escapology and Gotches. The Town Council provide £100 as the first prize.

Show your support and visit the lovely shops and businesses in the town.


Christmas Market and Lights Switch On - Saturday 2 December 2017

The Market will open at 9am on the Market Place, in front of Selby Abbey.  There are lots of stalls to choose from including crafts and gifts as well as refreshments.  On stage we have local school choirs, bands and lots more to entertain people. Campeys of Selby have provided a flat bed lorry to use as a stage and the town council thanks them for their support.

The Mayor will switch on the lights at 4pm on the Market Place with the Selby & York Guide and Scout Band playing carols. The Mayor will then walk to the Market Cross to switch on their Christmas Tree lights and then on to the Town Hall to the Tree of Lights.

Don't forget to watch out for the Dancing Turkeys once again!! Santa will also make an appearance at lunchtime.

Minster FM will be in attendance for the day to provide lots of entertainment, games and goody bags.

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy this fabulous event.

Save the dates in your diary for the Town Council annual events.