Christmas has come to Whitby, take a look what’s been happening in November

Whitby Winter

Now that winter is here in Whitby, the beach huts are now packed away, and buckets and spades are replaced by woolly hats.

Whitby Winter 2017

Friday 17th November marked the start of Whitby’s Christmas Festival with a lantern parade bringing all local schools together to walk through the streets of Whitby to a local Christmas market.

Whitby Winter 2017

Whitby Winter 2017

In true Whitby style, Whitby’s Christmas market is a collection of beach huts on Endeavour Wharf filled with local produce and businesses.

One new business that stood out is The Lickerish Tooth, based at Egton, a gin distillery that has plans in the future for a gin tasting room. I had a taste of their signature The Harbinger Gin poured from a tea pot, it is a really easy gin to drink with an after taste of black pepper. It made my cheeks warm on a cold November day.

Whitby Winter 2017

Whitby Winter 2017

Last weekend, Whitby hosted it own annual Sci Fi and Comic Con day at The Spa Pavilion in the aid of Cancer Research UK. You could not ask for more, Stormtroopers and Zombies with the back drop of crashing waves of Whitby beach.

Whitby Winter 2017

Now that winter is here the beaches are still busy but with people wrapped up against the elements and the lights are on the Christmas trees.

Whitby Winter 2017

Church Street has a traditional Christmas Dickens feel about it with its cobbled streets and charming shop window displays and there is even a hot chestnut stand just to add to it. You can’t beat the traditional panpipe music as you walk cross the swing bridge to add to the favour of Whitby, that anything goes here!!

Whitby Winter 2017

I went Christmas shopping to Honeyz on Church Street, a local business that sells luxurious handmade soaps.

Whitby Winter 2017

Whitby Winter 2017

Whitby is not just for summer, it is also for Christmas as well!



Sara Harland
About Sara Harland 2 Articles

Sara is the owner of Sara on the Edge blog and a guest author on The Whitby Guide. Sara is a local lass, born and bred in Whitby, so she has an insight into the nightlife of this town, the best restaurants, what local events are going on, what shops to hit and how to entertain the kids. Her everyday blog can be found here: https://saraontheedge.wordpress.com

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