Helmsley group creates heavenly festive attraction

Helmsley will host and Angel Festival this Christmas.

Helmsley will host and Angel Festival this Christmas.

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Helmsley is to host a brand new event this Christmas, one which promises to be a heavenly experience.

The Angel Festival will launch on Saturday 3 December, to coincide with Small Business Saturday, and run until the 12th Night (Friday 6 January).

During this time, the town will be taken over by a host of angels of all shapes and sizes – with businesses, residents and local organisations all getting involved.

Helmsley in Business, the organisation behind the event, is running Willow Angel Workshops in September to help people create angelic masterpieces, but others will be making angels out of anything from flowers and cakes to lights and performance art.

The new festival will also involve a family friendly hunt for one missing angel, who likes to play hide and seek.

People finding Rory the Angel in his various hiding places around town will be encouraged to take a selfie for the chance to win prizes.

Helmsley in Business committee member Jacky Pickering, from The Stick Man, is running the Willow Workshops alongside Helen Teasdale from RED Taxis and Rhian Crusher at Celebrate Country Cake Design.

Jacky said: “We’re very excited to be introducing the Angel Festival for the first time this year.

“It should be something very special and will make an amazing sight for visitors to the town this December.

“We really hope everyone gets behind it, and would love all businesses and residents to join in and bring their own take to the angel theme.”

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