Could you help yuletide festival go with a bang?

The organisers of Whitby's Christmas Festival, which runs this year from November 17 to 19, are eager to recruit a team of volunteers to help the event go with a bang.

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 10:35 pm
The 2016 Whitby lantern parade.

Whitby Town Council has worked with Animated Objects Theatre Company to create lanterns for a procession which will launch the festival, on the Friday night.

The parade will launch a fantastic programme of events, including live music, storytelling, light features, Christmas Market, Santa on his sleigh, fireworks and carol singing as well as the switch on of the town’s Christmas Lights.

Whitby Town Council wants to recruit a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help make sure the event is a great success. It is after people with a wide range of skills, from the practical – helping to put up the wooden sheds for our stall holders – through to ensuring a safe and secure procession.

A large team of responsible adults is also being sought, to be parade stewards, to help keep participants and audience safe.

A rolling road closure is in place to prevent vehicles from trying to access the road as the parade travels along the route.

To help with any of these roles or to find out about how to contribute to the festival, email Helen Berry or Anne Cowey at [email protected] or call 01947 820227.