Whitby Krampus Run

Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire from Tate Hill Beach to the Market Place
When: First Saturday in December
Time: 12 noon

 

The Krampus is a fearsome horned creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas on his rounds 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.

Helpful Hints

So far the event has been scheduled for the first Saturday in December – as the event is so new it may evolve and change but is always likely to be near St Nicholas’ Day (6th December).

In 2017 it will be on Saturday December 2nd.

Click here for the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhitbyKrampusRun/