Whitby Krampus Run
We are proud to support the organiser’s Decadent Drawing to see the return of the Whitby Krampus Run, following on from our support of their 2019 event.
This year will see the event held in a different location in the town and increasing in length to span the weekend and we are happy to share an outline of the plans with you below.
The parade will be held on the West Side this year incorporating the Bandstand and the Whalebones with drummers the Krampus Krumpettes, Tengu Taiko drummers and with additional performances including Mister Fox.
The day concludes with the Krampus Charity Ball at the Metropole Lounge and Bar with more details to follow on how to book tickets.
Additionally for Sunday 5th there will be ‘an outing of magical beasts’ and the concluding ceremony on the Abbey Headland following the first ever Whitby Krampus Run “horse” race.
What is Whitby Krampus Run?
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 had never been held in the UK until 2015 with the very first Whitby Krampus Run (WKR), which was very well received even by naughty children and again since 2016 with considerable media attention.
After supporting such an exciting event in 2019 and seeing the passion dedication from the amazing organisers Decadent Drawing and their army of volunteers, we knew we wanted to be show our support again for 2021.
We will be funding £5,000 to enable the organisers to both expand the existing event into a weekend festival and following on from the huge success of the previous event and need for the safety of crowd numbers and to allow other areas of Whitby to benefit, relocate to the West Side of the town.