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Festival, Sun 18 Nov 2018, free entry

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas


Scarborough South Bay hosts ‘Countdown to Christmas’, an event to get everyone in the festive mood for the run up to Christmas!

The event will include the Yorkshire Coast Road Show, a visit from Santa and a Parade of the Pantomimes by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Spa and the YMCA.

Yorkshire Coast Radio’s ‘Paddy in the Morning’ will also be on Foreshore Road from 4:00pm providing entertainment followed by a Grand Fireworks display at 5:00pm!

SPECIAL GUEST - celebrity Matthew Wolfenden will be kicking off this year's Countdown to Christmas. Matthew plays David Metcalfe, the son of character Eric Pollard in the popular TV soap Emmerdale.

Janet Deacon, Scarborough Borough Council Tourism Manager and Welcome to Yorkshire Area Director added:
“We love our soaps here in Yorkshire and we can’t get enough of the actors that star in them, so we’re expecting bumper crowds to turn out for Matthew.

Whether you live locally or plan to visit Scarborough for the Countdown event, you’ll be guaranteed a brilliant atmosphere with a festive buzz to help get your Christmas preparations off to a great start.

On Saturday 17 November Boyes’ Father Christmas will arrive in town by boat, there are some amazing gifts in the local shops and the whole weekend will be backed with fun and festive cheer.”

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 18 Nov 2018 16:00


Free entry

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 18 Nov Countdown to Christmas
Sat 29 Jun Armed Forces Day
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Jul Seafest Maritime Festival 2019
Sat 7 Sep Goldwings Bike Light Parade 2019


Foreshore Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1PD



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Map reference: TA 046887  Lat: 54.28322 Long: -0.39401

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Directions to south bay when there are no major events taking place:
By Road:
Follow signs for Scarborough's South Bay.
From the South end of the bay you will come along Foreshore Road.
From Peasholm Park in the North Bay, go on seafront along Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive and Sandside.

By Public transport:
There is a regular No.6 bus service from the town centre down to the West Pier in the South Bay (day time only). Current timetable at

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome