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Whitby Krampus Run

Whitby Krampus Run

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:30

The fifth Whitby Krampus event.
The Krampus is a fearsome horned creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas on his rounds, with the Saint giving presents to good children in parts of Europe on December 5th, the eve of his feast day; the Krampus punishes the naughty ones…While similar festivals have been popular for a long time in Europe and America, the new event at Whitby is the very first to celebrate this folkloric character in the UK, with the inaugural event held in 2015.

It's a fundraiser for local charities and provides a colourful spectacle in the run-up to Christmas."Krampus Run" is a direct translation from the German, and it's a parade rather than a race, with the reading of proclamations, election of the most popular Krampus as the Thing of the North

Good children may be given candy canes, which will ward off attention from any interested Krampus lurking nearby; bad children will need to be vigilant….some of the Krampusse (the plural of Krampus) carry off the naughty ones in their baskets and backpacks. As dusk falls on the town, the parade takes on a more sinister appearance and the Krampusse melt away into the dark… a special finale in the Market Place.
Activities will be throughout the day, the parade starts at 3.30pm. Come and recreate some cave paintings, wear your shamanic face paint, meet the Krampus and have a photo with the giant Krampus Grusskarten.

Children's activities also at Hetty And Betty Cafe

Then a very special fire performance from Mr Fox at Endeavour Wharf


Later join us at the Met Ballroom and Lounge and unleash your inner Krampus for an evening of Eine Kleine Nacht Entertainment with an excellent array of acts. Tickets will be available for this part of the event.
Join the Kall Ov Thee Wild and experience the magic of Whitby Krampus Run – the original and the beast. See website and facebook page for more in and updates.

Venue:
Church Street and Endeavour Wharf
Contact:
07928 481030
Wassail.  The Christmas Gathering

Wassail. The Christmas Gathering

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:00

18th Annual celebration of Christmas and the season in traditional Songs , music, food and ale
Featuring the cream of Yorkshire Folk
Ruth & Sadie Price, Lynda Hardcastle & Alan Rose,Richard Grainger, Toni Bunnel,
Steve Dawes, Maggie Gee, Paul Lucas & Alan Young, John & Debbie Eaves, Jon Risdon, Fiona Katie Roberts, Blind Panic,

The ideal way to start your Christmas celebrations.

Free Entry. Raffle Prizes.

Venue:
Whitby Brewery
Contact:
07449641000

Whitby Lion's Boxing Day Dip

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:00

Are you crazy or brave enough to run into the North Sea on Boxing Day for charity?

It has become somewhat of a tradition in our beautiful little seaside town to enjoy a rather refreshing dip in the North Sea on Boxing Day morning. It's certainly a unique and memorable experience that will raise lots of money for local charities. Fancy dress is a must, for many dippers, with prizes available for the best! In previous years, we have had some fantastic costumes such as dinosaurs, Batman and Robin, Christmas trees and even a team of traffic cones!

This fun and frantic event has now been running over the last 46 years, seeing numbers soar from a handful of brave local citizens to over 160 eager individuals travelling from far and wide, desperate to run into the wintery ice-cold waves of the North Sea. Although as you'd expect, you are more likely to see the big numbers witnessing the excitement from the side-lines. The Boxing Day has become a traditional family friendly event with many families meeting up after Christmas Day to spending a lovely Boxing Day morning together.

The intention is of course that the Boxing Day Dippers get sponsored, with 80% of funds raised donated to the charity of their choice and the remaining 20% helping many local charities which are supported by Whitby District Lions each year. It is also a great opportunity to raise money for a special charity to say thank you for all their efforts and support during the year. 2018 saw over nearly £10,000.00 raised, with this year hoping to raise even more funds for local causes.

Sponsorship forms are available from The Whitby Pet Shop, 15 Station Square, Whitby or if you are unable to get into Whitby, please contact Lion Chris or Brian Harrison by email at robertharrison.sons@gmail.com or on 01947 897249 who can email a form to you or for any further details. If you don't fancy raising sponsorship money, you can always register on the day at our registration tent which costs £20 per person. Please note that you must be registered to take part as our insurance does not cover anyone who is not registered.

The event kicks off at 10am on Boxing Day morning, the registration tent will be open until 10:30 am and is located at the Bandstand opposite the RNLI Museum on Pier Road. Fancy dress judging will take place at 10:35 am with prizes going to the best dressed adult male/female, best under 16 male/female and the best team or club. After the prizes have been handed out, all the dippers will proceed to run or jog into the North Sea!

Whitby Lions would like to say a huge thank you to The Whitby Pet Shop for registering our dippers, the members of the Whitby Sub Aqua Club who kindly volunteer their time each year, Medics UK for providing the medical cover and also to Esk Valley Coaches who have been great supporters over the years.

Venue:
Whitby Beach
Contact:
01947 897249