Krampus finds some friends and roams the streets to punish the naughty, so begins the very first Krampus parade in the U.K. to bemused onlookers.
Krampus not only finds more friends but also unexpectedly large crowds waiting excitedly to see what Whitby Krampus Run is about........ and with a busy Church Street, press attention and plumes of green smoke it would certainly be the last time we could get away with being unofficial.
With official permissions granted and help from Discover Yorkshire Coast 2017 saw Whitby Krampus Run grow. Creating links with other Krampus Societies in Austria and America. We also learnt of the fascinating Mesolithic Star Carr site and the findings of horned head dresses. It could be said that Krampus is now no longer an import but part of an extended history of man dressing as wild beasts. Naturally we incorporate our version of a Mesolithic Shaman into the parade. £1307.00 was raised for WWS.