Krampus Run 5 December 2020
The Krampus Run is a fundraising event for local charities and provides a colourful spectacle in the run-up to Christmas and takes place on 5th December on the streets of Whitby.
On the Eve of the Feast of St. Nicholas, December 5th, Saint Nicholas visits homes to give gifts to good children. He is accompanied by his dark counterpart the Krampus. In folklore, Krampus is a horned figure described as “half-goat, half-demon” who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved.
The Krampus Run is more of a parade than a ‘Run’ where these weird and wonderful characters roam through the streets in a parade. The jangling of bells, shaggy pelts, curved horns and terrifying masks can’t be missed as Krampus and his helpers pass through the streets, growling, dancing and stamping. The parade will either leave you amazed, amused or a little unsettled! Perhaps not ideal for young children.
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