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Whitby Winter Festival 2021 / 2022

For the first time, Whitby is installing a full-size undercover real ice rink, right in the centre of the town. With a capacity of 50 skaters, it will be the place to enjoy Christmas fun this Winter!

The Whitby Winter Festival taking place this year is packed with a range of attractions and events hosted by various people and organisations from Whitby’s first real ice rink, to Whitby’s stunning Christmas displays and of course the traditional Christmas market.

Whitby Winter Festival

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Here are some of the events and attractions:

  • Whitby Ice Rink – organised by Welcome To Whitby CIC
  • Whitby’s Dazzling Christmas – organised by Welcome To Whitby CIC
  • Whitby Christmas Market – organised by Whitby Town Council
  • Whitby Krampus Run – organised by Decadent Drawing
  • Whitby Literature Festival

For more information about these events click here.

Whitby Ice Rink

Whitby Winter Festival Ive Rink

Brought to you by Welcome to Whitby CIC with support from Scarborough Borough Council and The Yorkshire Coast BID this year is Whitby's very own ice rink! This promises to be a truly unique event in the heart of Whitby. Don't worry if you have never tried ice skating before, all ages and abilities are welcome.

Open from 26th November 2021 until 2nd January 2022 there will be a 10m x 15m (150m²) undercover real ice rink in the centre of town. You will be able to skate in all weather throughout the day with session times from 10 am until 8 pm (except Christmas Day). Each session will run for 1 hour, from doors opening to skaters leaving the ice.

There will be competitions, displays and group tickets available. School groups are welcome. Why not have a works event on Ice with one of their exclusive tickets? That way your company can have the whole rink for a session.

Pre-Booking is essential. You can book tickets here.

Christmas Market

Opening night

They are proud to announce skaters from Billingham Ice Skating Arena will take to the ice on the opening night of Whitby Winter Festival 2021, 26th November 2021. Each skater will perform a solo skate followed by a group performance. All the skaters are of mixed ability and age and all skaters are competitive skaters who attend local and National events.

So are you ready for Christmas magic to head to Whitby? We certainly are! 

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