AS CHRISTMAS is fast approaching many North Yorkshire coastal towns are getting ready to host special festive events.

Here is a round up of all the Christmas events being held across the North Yorkshire:

Whitby Winter Festival: This year the coastal town will see the installation of a full-size covered real ice rink for the first time.

Based in the town centre, the festival is a brand-new family focused festival launched on November 26 and will run until March 30 2022.

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The festival has reportedly been put together by the newly formed Welcome to Whitby, a community-based company that was established to help Whitby and all the local businesses after the pandemic.

Being completely run by volunteers, the festival is a celebration of the area and its businesses.

Whitby Krampus Run: This festive event aims to bring a different culture to the coastal town, Krampus is set to return with its unique take on Christmas traditions.

The event will bring a parade on Saturday December 4 as well as the Krampus Ball, as well as activities planned over the weekend, with a finale on the Sunday.

The events will also see The Krampus Krumpettes and a reappearance of Mister Fox with their Krampusse team and performers in Tengu Taiko Drummers.

Grue, in Scarborough: This event is a alternative adventure coming to Old Parcels Office in Scarborough this December.

Grue, which takes its name from a historic word for snow or shiver, is a walk-through experience for families journeying through forest, town, sea and sky.

The project has been built by the community and is made entirely out of recycled and repurposed materials.

Slots for the event are every five minutes and walks can take between 15 to 20 minutes, refreshments will also be made available to buy at the end of the installation.

Grue is set to be open on weekends from 3pm to 7pm and Thursdays from 4pm throughout December.

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Entry to Grue is “Pay What You Can”, meaning it is accessible to everyone with a donation.

Scarborough Town Festivities: There will reportedly be a full programme of town centre events in Scarborough on the first three weekends of December with activities running from 10am to 4pm.

Each weekend is set to see a different street theatre act interacting with the crowds and leading people towards the ice rink.

The first weekend will see a pair of ten-feet tall lampposts, alive and ready to talk to visitors.

The second weekend will see two bouncing kangaroos from Australia which will reportedly provide a down-under Christmas experience.

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The third weekend will see Ghost Caribou, which are giant illuminating creatures accompanied by a wild herdsperson.


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