Whitby Krampus Run 

We have been proud to support the organiser’s Decadent Drawing in the Whitby Krampus Run, since their 2019 event.

Each year sees this mystical and magical event evolve to encompass different locations in Whitby and grow with additional events across a two day calendar.

2021 saw a parade  held on the West Side incorporating the Bandstand and the Whalebones with drummers the Krampus Krumpettes, Tengu Taiko drummers and with additional performances including Mister Fox.

The Krampus Charity Ball is always a sell-out event so be quick to book your tickets.

Sunday saw the first ‘an outing of magical beasts’ a 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.

Our Support

After supporting such an exciting event in 2019 and 2021 and seeing the passion and dedication of the amazing organisers Decadent Drawing and their army of volunteers, we knew we wanted to show our support again for 2022. 

Total investment to date: £18,470


Whitby Krampus Run 2022 Success

Once again, the incredibly talented team behind Whitby Krampus Run produced another amazing event in 2022 with many visitors travelling a considerable distance to watch the event, which remains the only one of its kind in the UK. The event continues to gain momentum as opportunities to watch both virtually […]

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Krampus Returns in 2022

We are proud to continue to support the Whitby Krampus Run again for their WKR VIII event on the 3rd & 4th of December which brings a family-friendly interpretation of an old tradition which started in the Alpine regions. Now established as one of the most unique and magical events […]

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Whitby Krampus Run Coverage

A quick share to show North Yorkshire Wanderers coverage of Whitby Krampus Run that took place at the start of December:

Winter Funding Release

With Christmas fast approaching, the Yorkshire Coast BID has pledged its support towards a host of magical initiatives and events in Bridlington, Scarborough, Hornsea, Withernsea and Whitby over the festive period. Whitby Winter Festival: A special day out for all the family This year for the first time, the seaside […]