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image for Parade item typeWhitby Krampus Run 2017 at Whitby Town

Parade, Sat 2 Dec 2017, free entry

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Photos by Si Mulgrave


The third Whitby Krampus event organised by Decadent Drawing community arts as a fundraiser for Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary.

In parts of Europe on the eve of the Feast of St Nicholas, December 5th, the Saint visits homes to give gifts to good children.
He is accompanied by his dark counterpart the Krampus, who teases and punishes naughty children.
In parts of Europe on the 5th of December, the eve of the Feast of St. Nicholas, the Saint visits homes to give gifts to good children. He is accompanied by his dark counterpart The Krampus, who teases and punishes naughty boys and girls. Krampus festivals or runs are popular throughout Europe and now in America but have never been held in the UK, until 2015 with the very first Whitby Krampus Run, which was very well received even by naughty children.....and again in 2016 and now in 2017….Krampus is coming!

Whitby Krampus Run 2017 is a public event with the run/parade starting from Tate Hill Beach (YO22 4DL) along Church Street, Bridge Street and along Sandgate to the Market Place with a street collection for Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary.

Evening entertainment takes place at the Friendship Rowing Club on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December.

Family friendly workshops are planned in the lead up to the event featuring art activities, such as mask and costume making , music and comparative folklore and festive traditions.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Dec 2017 15:00 to 18:00


Free entry

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 Dec Whitby Krampus Run 2017
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug Whitby Traction Engine Rally


Elaine or Laurence at Decadent Drawing

01947 606520


North Yorkshire,
YO21 1YN



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Map reference: NZ 898108  Lat: 54.48461 Long: -0.61539

By Road:
Accessed from the A174 or A171 north, the A171 south from Scarborough, the A169 west from Pickering.

By Public Transport:
Whitby can still be reached by rail on the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough and from Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, connecting to the former line at Grosmont.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted