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Christmas on the Yorkshire Coast

Nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Yorkshire Coast! From glittering Christmas light displays and parades, to festive shows and cabarets, discover the true meaning of Christmas this year in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington.

With so much to see and do when spending your Christmas on the coast, our team here at DYC thought we would put together another comprehensive and easy-to-digest guide for you all to enjoy and refer to over Christmas.

Discover the perfect destination at Christmas for you and your loved ones right here on the Yorkshire Coast, including ideas on the best places to stay, Christmas events, special offers and suggestions for the best things to do when visiting the coast over the Christmas holidays.

It's Christmas!

Scarborough Sparkle 2020

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Nov 2020

From the 27th of November to the 27th of November 2020, join us at Scarborough Open Air Theatre for Scarborough Sparkle, a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland on the North Bay of Scarborough.

Krampus Run

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21

Sat 5 Dec 2020

The Krampus is a fearsome horned creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas on his rounds and is scheduled for 5th December 2020.

NYMR - Santa Specials

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

NYMR - Santa Specials

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

NYMR - Santa Specials

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

NYMR - Santa Specials

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Mon 21 - Tue 22 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Boxing Day Fireman v Fisherman

Scarborough South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 26 Dec 2020

The long-standing festive traditions of Scarborough will return to maintain inhabitants entertained throughout Christmas and New Year.

Whitby Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby Beach, Whitby Beach, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN

Sat 26 Dec 2020

When the weather outside is frightful, does a dip in the sea sound delightful?