Robin Hood’s Bay will be hosting its 24th Victorian weekend from Friday 8 December to Sunday 10 December 2017. The festive, family fun, weekend will feature a mix of new and established events in the village’s quaint, cobbled, car free streets.
The weekend has always been popular for its many visitors dressed in Victorian attire. New for 2017 is the prize of a free two night stay for two in Robin Hood’s Bay (thefernsuite.com) for the best dressed visitor.
The Victoria Hotel will be hosting the third Baytown Beer Festival featuring all the local company’s smugglers’ ales and spirits.
Carol singing and live music will feature prominently throughout the weekend, starting with the switch on of ‘Bayilluminations’ in the dock on Friday evening. The weekend will close with carols round the tree on Sunday evening.
Family fun will include traditional games like splat the rat. There will also be beach games and street entertainment. Ghost and smugglers walks will also feature.
Event coordinator Bev Rutherford says: “We are planning a refreshed event which captures the Victorian spirit of Robin Hood’s Bay. Walking between old cottages through narrow, pedestrian only, streets surrounded by people in Victorian costume can really transport you back in time. It’s an atmosphere than cannot be found elsewhere.
“Combine seasonal gift shopping with the many traditional events like ‘balls down the bank’ and the RNLI duck race and it’s clear Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian weekend is an unmissable Christmas destination for all the family.”
For more information see robin-hoods-bay.co.uk
Bev adds: “As part of our refreshing of the weekend we are looking for someone to act as costume coordinator to help source Victorian costumes and encourage increasing numbers of visitors to dress in Victorian attire! Anyone interested should contact me on 01947 880205”