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 at 8.00pm 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.
SYD.31, Tengu Taiko Drummers, Kev Howard and Dicky Deegan and the one and only Elvus Krampley
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 info and updates.
|Tickets||Day event Free. Evening event £10.00 + BF|