Posts from October 2017

With just a few weeks to go until Christmas (like you needed reminding!), Whitby goes “all festive” on 17th, 18th and 19th November 2017 with the annual Whitby Christmas Festival and Market. Held at the Marina Front Car Park under the silhouette of the gothic Abbey and next to the bustling harbour, this event will get you in the Christmas spirit! 
Organised by Whitby Town Council, it’s an occasion capturing all that’s special about this time of year: twinkly lights, tempting food and drink stalls, activities, and there’ll even be some festive fireworks. 
Read more so you can plan your festive visit to Whitby! 
It's the BIGGIE! 
Returning to its rightful close-to-Halloween dates, Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW for short) transforms Whitby on 27th, 28th and 29th October 2017. 
These dates also coincide with half term for many, so it’s a spookily great time to embrace Whitby and experience this world-renowned event. 
This year’s line-up includes top music acts such as Theatre of Hate and The Membranes on Friday, and Fuzzbox and Massive Ego on Saturday.  
These bands are all performing at the Whitby Spa Pavilion on the town’s West Cliff (right opposite the Riviera). 
As the nights draw in over Whitby, the town is preparing for some spectacular autumn events. 
If you love a bit of nostalgia, then we’ve got just the thing! 
The Whitby Spirit of the 40s Swing Era event takes place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October at the Met Lounge and Ballroom on the West Cliff (a few minutes’ walk from the Riviera). The line-up includes guitarist Anthony Purdy, host and DJ Dapper Dan, Kal’s Kats and the Bonito Sisters. Tickets range from £7 to £15 and you can obtain them from Linda on 01947 605407 or from the Met Lounge itself (01947 820652). 
If you get goose-bumps to arrangements similar to that of Glen Miller or like the close harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, it is also worthwhile knowing how Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast were very much involved in World War Two …