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Five Festive Whitby Activities to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

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Christmas on the Yorkshire coast has never looked better. There is loads of festive fun to be had in Whitby this year, which will more than make up for last year. Whether you’re a local looking to get into the festive spirit or a tourist on a Christmas break, we’ve created a list of ideas for all the family to enjoy. 

Pre-booking is essential for all most of the festive activities so make sure that you look online before arriving otherwise you may be turned away. 


Show Off Your Skating Skills at the Whitby Ice rink




Whether you can confidently glide around the rink or need a helping hand, ice skating is fun for all the family. Wrap up in your knits and take to the ice to make those wonderful festive memories for years to come. Open until the 2nd January (except for Christmas Day), there’s plenty of time to book a session. 


Join Whitby Abbey’s Adventure Quest




Discover hidden clues at the Whitby Abbey trail this magical season to uncover fun Christmas facts and festive folklore. For those with a love for history, it’s the perfect chance to hear how the wonderful abbey would have been decorated for the festive season during the medieval era. Also, listen to how the Victorians changed and kept some Christmas traditions. It was during this period in history that many of today’s rituals began. 


Enjoy an Exhilarating Swim at the Boxing Day Dip 




Brave the cold temperatures of the North Sea and raise money for local charities with the annual Boxing Day dip! Fancy dress is encouraged with prizes for the best costume! The charity event has become a Whitby tradition with 2021 being its 47th year. Join in the fun with a refreshing morning splash after a day of indulgence and fun. 


Jump on Board and Meet Santa and His Elves




It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the main man himself! Enjoy a magical trip aboard the Santa Express for an unforgettable experience. Father Christmas along with his helpers will make their way through each carriages with a present for every child and a story to tell. Choose either Pickering or Grosmont Station to begin your journey! It's a popular choice but keep checking for availability. As you know with kids life can be very unpredictable! 


Wander Down the Cobble Streets of Church Street




….and pop in to see us! Church Street is the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Everyone deserves a beautiful gift this year and we have plenty to offer. From our unique Whitby Jet designs to our enchanting festive collection, you’ll certainly find what your looking for in our boutique.


Which festive activity will you be visiting this Christmas? I think we’ll try to do them all! See you there! 


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