The Krampus Run is returning to Whitby on December 4th 2021 with St Niklaus leading his Krampus, wild beasts and other festive folklore characters. Join in with this fun, colourful and wild celebration along the streets of Whitby.
It's back and better than before. Whitby Krampus Run 7, Release The Beast, will be held on December 4th. The parade will start at Whitby Bandstand and make its way along to the Whale Bone Arch.
The event will feature special performances from Tengu Taiko Drummers taking place at the Captain Cook Statue and a wonderful fire performance from Mister Fox at Dock End. The main event is a fundraiser for Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary.
Later in the evening, a Krampus Ball is being held at The Met Lounge and Ballroom. The sales of tickets sold for this event go to St Catherine's Hospice. Enjoy an exciting night of entertainment from Elvus Krampley, Westenra, Auger and headliners Inkubus Sukkubus. For more information and to book tickets click this link.
New Additions for 2021
There are new additions to the event this year. On December 5th you can witness the Thee Wyld Hunt which features hauntingly beautiful creatures such as ravens, black dogs, deer and horses. They will make their way to the Abbey Headland to finish the weekend with a Whitby Krampus Run horse race and they will hold a special ceremony for the winner.
There is also a Krampus art exhibition at The Whitby Bookshop and keep your eyes peeled for weekly workshops. At these, you can get involved with making props from easily sourced or recycled materials and join in the family-friendly fun. All from October 20th.
The organisers would like to thank Yorkshire Coast Bid for their support and funding as well as Scarborough Borough Council for help with funding.
This event has been able to return with help from the Sirius Minerals Foundation and their Covid-19 recovery grant. Their focus is to help people in the community to get out again and regain their confidence as we come out of lockdown.
Covid safety is an important consideration as previous years events have attracted large crowds in narrow streets. Therefore they have moved the event to the West Side to improve this and use more open space.