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Christmas Event, Tue 31 Dec 2019

Viking Longship

Viking Longship

Details

The Flamborough Fire Festival Team would like to welcome everyone to this year’s Festival!

This year we are welcoming 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 Fire Festival is held to raise much needed funds for the Festival’s official local community groups and charities. Please see our charities page.

This year's Festival promises to be one of the best ever!.. as there are two new editions to the programme including the Burning of the Viking Longship and the Torchlight Procession.

The Burning of the Festival’s Viking Longship 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!

The New Festival Arena, on the Village Green, will be festooned with coloured lights and burning torches with the new Viking Longship set alight in a ‘Sea of Flames’!

The invasion drums will resound around the Arena when the Festival will be besieged by handsome looking invaders, led by King Canute wielding his Fire Sword and leading the Battle of Flamborough along with the Great God,Thor with his mighty hammer!

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!

The Festival welcomes everyone and encourages all children, friends and families to dress up in their Viking Costumes and take part in the Viking Longship Parade and Viking Costume Competition with prizes awarded to the best dressed Vikings – children and adults.

With the event now in its fourth year it has attracted more than 10,000 visitors, from all over the country, who love the spirit of the occasion and the amazing Festival atmosphere! The Festival is a wonderful way of celebrating the New Year with all your friends and family!

Jane Emmerson, the Festival Organiser, says “This year the Festival will be a blaze of fire, with fireballs, fire torches, a Torchlight Procession followed by a Fireworks Spectacular at midnight. The Viking Longship will be pulled around the Village Green led by fire balls, fire torches and followed by the Viking Torchlight Procession with everyone taking part for the very first time! It’s going to be an amazing evening in Flamborough and we hope everyone will come along and join in the Torchlight Procession and Viking Longship Parade. Flamborough welcomes everyone to this magnificent Festival of fire!”

The Festival starts at 10.30pm in the New Festival Arena on the Village Green. So come and see all the magic, soak up the atmosphere, join in all the fun and celebrate the New Year with a fantastic show of fireworks!

VIKING TORCH AND TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION
When you arrive at the entrance to the New Festival Arena remember to pick up your Viking Torch Ticket and Passport. This will give you access to the Festival Arena, Procession Route and the Fireworks Spectacular! To get your Viking Torch and Passport look out for the Festival Marshals, who will be wearing yellow vests and their Viking horned helmets. They look forward to welcoming you to Flamborough and the Festival.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 31 Dec 2019 22:30

Prices

This year we are welcoming 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!

Address

Lighthouse Road,
Flamborough,
YO15 1LQ

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Map reference: TA 226706  Lat: 54.11666 Long: -0.12584