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EVERYONE
WELCOME

The Flamborough Fire Festival is a Viking themed parade, held on New Year's Eve, in Flamborough - Home of the Vikings!

We welcome everyone including; children, families and friends. It is an opportunity to gather together to celebrate the Viking heritage of Flamborough and raise funds for local community groups and charities.

The parade starts in the centre of the village and features the Flamborough Fireballs, Torches, Battle of Flamborough led by King Canute and Viking Longship which is pulled through the village streets by Viking Warriors!

The parade finishes with a Fireworks Spectacular held at midnight to celebrate the New Year!

Everyone is welcome.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
& VIKING PASSPORT

When you arrive in the village, all excited about taking part in the Parade, don't forget to pick up your Festival Programmes and Viking Passports which will give you access to the Festival Arena, Parade Route and the Fireworks Spectacular! To get your Programme and Passport look out for the Festival Marshals who will be wearing their horned helmets and yellow jackets!

START
TIME

10.30pm
The Festival will start at 10.30pm at the Arena, in the centre of the village, with a music, horns and drums extravaganza! The programme is as follows:-

VIKING
COSTUME
PARADE

Viking Costume Parade - All children and adults welcome. So make sure you come in your Viking costumes! This will include the Viking Fancy Dress Competition - open to everyone. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed Vikings - both children and adults.

BATTLE OF
FLAMBOROUGH

The Vikings Invade! - The Arena is besieged by tall, strong, handsome invaders led by King Canute the Great who, having sailed across the seas, take the village and all its inhabitants for their own! Flamborough becomes a blaze of celebration at becoming the first Viking stronghold in Yorkshire and the home of the Vikings!

FLAMBOROUGH
FIREBALLS

Flamborough Fireballs -The Flamborough Fireballs take to the streets with a magnificent demonstration of their fireballing skills! This is an old Viking tradition of cleansing the air to drive out the evil spirits left from the old year and welcome in the new!

VIKING
LONGSHIP PARADE

Parade of the Viking Longship, Torches and Fireballs - through the streets of Flamborough to the village Green. Everyone in Viking costume is encouraged and very welcome to join in!

VIKING LONGSHIP
BRINGS GOOD LUCK

The Festival’s Longship has been blessed by Viking Gods as a symbol of Good Luck! It’s believed that those who place silver and/or gold coins into the Longship, as she passes them by during the parade, will be favoured by Good Luck, Health and Happiness in the forthcoming New Year. So, when she comes near you, make sure you have your silver and gold coins at the ready!

FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
AT MIDNIGHT

Midnight
Fireworks Spectacular at Midnight on the village Green - to celebrate the New Year with all your friends and family. To be held after everyone has paraded through the streets and on to the village Green. (Mereside).

PARADE ARENA
AND ROUTE

See the map below for the Parade Arena and Route:

Parade Arena and Route

FESTIVAL INFORMATION
- IMPORTANT

Please note that music and fireworks are involved in the Festival. It is planned that there will be a short burst of fireworks in the village at 10.30pm to announce the start of the Festival and a further display of fireworks at 12 midnight. We would advise all residents who own a pet to keep them safely indoors and out of earshot during these times. Thank you.

The main activities in the village will be in: The Arena - ie Chapel Street, High Street and Mereside - ie The Green.

Residents Parking - New Year's Eve
There is no planned parking for the Festival. We kindly advise all vehicle owners in the village to please park their vehicles off-road if at all possible on the day of the Festival - ie in their own or a friend's private parking area. We would also kindly ask residents or visitors not to park in the following areas: Chapel Street (ie: the Arena), High Street, School Lane, Mereside, Greenside and South Sea Road (ie: from School Lane to Rose & Crown corner) on the day of the event. Thank you.

Visitors Attending the Festival
We would ask all visitors attending the Festival by car to kindly arrange to car share (ie: to come with other family members and/or friends thus limiting the number of visitor's vehicles at the event). There are no designated car parking areas for the Festival and so we ask that all visitors attending the Festival by car to arrive early, park their vehicles responsibly and safely in street areas only. Please give respect to local residents at all times. Thank you.​

Outside Catering
Please note that the Flamborough Fire Festival only accepts the provision of food and drink being provided from within the village – ie by Flamborough village businesses only. Any outside caterers, such as burger vans etc, will not be allowed access to the Festival. Any outside cataters should not attend the Festival.

Food and Drink
Flamborough has lots of wonderful places where you can find food and drink whilst visiting the Festival including: take away Viking hotdogs and hamburgers, fresh italian pizzas, delicious tasting hot coffee and homemade cakes, locally caught fish and chips, wholesome local pub food, beautiful restaurant menus, hot Yorkshire tea and coffee, Yorkshire brewed beer and of course, locally caught Flamborough crab, lobster and salmon sandwiches! So, why not come early and soak up the Festival’s atmosphere. For more information or to book a table ring:-
The Rose & Crown - Tel: 01262 850455
The Old Tuck Shop & Post Office - Tel: 01262 851122
The Coffee Hutch - Tel: 01262 229 728
Ozzy's Pizza Parlour - Tel: 01262 850777
The Seabirds Restaurant & Bar - Tel: 01262 850242

Parking and Pets
We would ask all visitors attending the Festival by car to kindly arrange to car share (ie: to come with other family members and/or friends thus limiting the number of visitor's vehicles at the event). There are no designated car parking areas so we ask all visitors attending the Festival by car to arrive early, park their vehicles responsibly and safely in street areas only. Please give respect to local residents at all times. Thank you.​ We would advise anyone attending the Festival not to bring their pets.

Public Toilets
The public toilets are located in Tower Street, near the Festival Arena and opposite the village Christmas Tree. Please note the public toilets will close at 1am.

First Aid
The Festival's First Aid Ambulance is located in the Arena, Chapel Street. When the parade moves off you will find First Aid Ambulance facilities at the village Green during the fireworks display.

Lost and Found
Any children or persons found to be lost will be escorted, by a Festival marshal, to the First Aid Ambulance. At the start of the event this can be found in the Festival Arena. Just before the Parade takes to the streets the First Aid Ambulance will move to the village Green where it can be found during the fireworks display. Any person who finds themselves lost is advised to make their way to the First Aid Ambulance to meet up with their family and friends.

Thank You to Our Friends
The Flamborough Fire Festival Organising Team would like to extend their grateful thanks to; the residents of Flamborough, our kind sponsors, donors, supporters, friends and families without which the Festival would not be possible. We are delighted to acknowledge them all on the Festival’s website - www.flamboroughfirefestival.org

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