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Outdoor Event, from 7 Dec 2019, free entry

Whitby Krampus Run - Street Parade

Whitby Krampus Run - Street Parade


Whitby Krampus Run V 2019
Kall Ov Thee Wild
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.
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.

Cleveland Villa, Cleveland Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1PB

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Dec 2019 12:00 to 18:00 20:00 to 23:59
Sun 8 Dec 2019 00:00 to 01:00
Costume parade is to take place between 3.30 – 6.00pm


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