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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.
- Church Street and Endeavour Wharf
- 07928 481030
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.
- Whitby Brewery