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December brings its usual crop of special events.  Christmas is the time when people pull out all the stops (Nice Christmas Carol Organ Music phrase) and have a blast.  Christmas markets, Panto, and meeting Santa are must do activities in the run up to Christmas.  Have fun!

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

Santa Dash –  running race

Bridlington Lions Club are hosting a Santa Dash on Sunday 1st December. The fun starts at East Riding Leisure and then along the seafront towards Sewerby.

The Santa Dash is an opportunity for you to raise funds for a charity, community group, school or a good cause of your choice.

The event is suitable for both wheelchairs and pushchairs, but please remember that parts of the seafront and cliff top are not flat.

Adults will wear Santa suits and children will have reindeer antlers.

Online entry at Eventbrite

Distances: Seniors run 5K, Juniors run 2K, Toddlers run 1.5K

Children under 11 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, December 1st at 10:30am with check in from 9am.


Bridlington Spa Panto Cinderella

You’re all invited to the Ball!  Runs throughout December.

Starring Grease legend Didi Conn headlining as the Fairy Godmother, Didi is joined by John Lyons from A Touch of Frost fame. http://bit.ly/2OzKF8H

With one charming Prince, two Ugly Sisters and a huge sprinkling of Fairy Godmother magic, join us this Christmas to find out if the glass slipper fits and if Cinderella will make it to the ball and back again before midnight in this classic rags to riches tale that proves that dreams really do come true.

Featuring breath taking special effects, spectacular scenery and sparkling costumes along with plenty of traditional pantomime mayhem, laughter and chances for you to join in the fun… the clock is ticking to Bridlington’s most magical pantomime yet!

17th Remembrance Tree at Withernsea Friday 6th December at 7pm

You will find it outside the Municipal Buildings, Queen Street. The evening is a celebration of love and life, marked by brief readings and poems of remembrance, followed by music whilst those gathered can mark their love for those they have lost by leaving a star on the tree.  http://bit.ly/33bmt1I

The annual Remembrance Tree evening, an event now in its 17th year, gives us chance to take a moment and remember the loved ones we have lost. Christmas is a time when our thoughts turn to those who are no longer with us, whether it be a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, even our beloved pets – our cats, our dogs, our horses. It is the love formed within these relationships that have shaped and changed all of our lives and by placing a star on the Tree of Remembrance we can mark that love for each and every one of our loved ones.

Barton Constable Christmas: Sat 23rd November 2019 to Wed 18th December 2019.

A visit to this fascinating country house at Christmas is the perfect chance to lift your spirits for the festive season ahead

Meander upstairs and downstairs though 30 evocative rooms filled with fine art and furniture that will be transformed with seasonal floral displays, stunning decorations and garlands.

Children can experience the magic of the Hall at its twinkling best searching for the Christmas Reindeer hidden in each room.


Floral Hornsea Buzz Comedy

Shake off those Christmas blues. The fun has yet to stop. 27th December Doors open 7.15 for 8 pm start. £10 including pie and pea supper. Compere: Agraman the Human Anagram.


Scent Works. 29th December

Scentwork UK has been set up to promote and develop scentwork as a dog sport and training activity throughout the country. http://bit.ly/33eAA6d
Scentwork is when a dog uses its sense of smell to identify and locate a scent which it has been trained to detect.

Dogs have a highly sensitive nose, vastly superior to our own. Scentwork is a natural behaviour for a dog and essential in hunting and finding prey. As man’s best friend, this behaviour has been put to many uses – for example in police work, search and rescue, and hunting. As a dog sport, Scentwork has emerged from detection style nosework as practiced by customs and excise, explosives detection, search and rescue and medical detection dogs.

It is open to anyone whether you are a pet dog trainer or a more advanced dog trainer.

It is suitable for all breeds and ages, puppies and dogs with injuries or disabilities – scentwork is a non injurious sport.
As a training activity, scentwork is fun, very rewarding and at the same time mentally tiring for your dog. It will improve the relationship between you and your dog and is a great confidence builder especially for the shy dog. You can participate whether it is just for fun, or go on and enter trials and gain qualifications.

The Flamborough Fire Festival Tuesday 31st December

The Burning of the Festival’s Viking Long ship is just one of the new attractions to this year’s Festival with others being the; Flamborough Fireballs, Invasion by the Great Viking God Thor!, Fireworks Spectacular at Midnight, Flaming Torches and a magnificent Torchlight Procession in which everyone can take part! http://bit.ly/2XBnKOt

This year all children 12 years and under and all Adults, in Full Viking Costume to the event for Free!

All other visitors attending the Festival will be asked to give a suggested kind donation of £5 or more plus they will be given a Viking Torch to take part in the Torchlight Procession! – Viking Torches are limited to the first 500 so please do arrive early to make sure you get your Viking Torch!

The Flamborough Fireballs will also be in action – with more fireballs than ever! The local Vikings swing balls of fire around their heads as part of their New Year’s Eve Celebrations as they believe, in the days when Flamborough was a Viking stronghold, the community took to the streets with fire, to cleanse the air of the old year’s spirits and welcome in the new! The sight of all the fireballs burning in the evening air is absolutely amazing and one that has never been seen in England before!