Festive Filey

The phantom knitter of Filey has produced another classic ‘hat’ for the post box. With autumn turning to winter, workmen beginning to erect the town’s Christmas lights and the Fishtive Tree unveiling coming ever nearer, even the meanest of Scrooge’s has to finally give into the festive spirit.

A seasonal ‘hat’ on the post box

The post box has been wearing various knitted ‘hats’ ever since the pandemic. The identity of knitter is a mystery and the hats appear under the cover of darkness. The ‘yarnbombing’ of post boxes is apparently a national craze. Filey has been treated to Halloween, Easter and a seaside summer scene amongst others. It brings a little joy and colour to the town centre and was particularly welcome during the various lockdowns. An enterprising soul has placed a collection box for the Filey Lifeboat beneath the post box.

So what else is happening in Filey in the run up to Christmas? On 3 December The Star is hosting ‘Snow on the Wolds’ an evening of winter songs and specially commissioned poetry from two of North Yorkshire’s most talented artists. Tickets are selling fast, but they are now available online by following this link.

Several local groups are holding Christmas events: the Southdene Bowling Club’s Christmas Fair is at the Evron Centre between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 4th December. The £1 admission includes refreshments. The Filey Lions are hosting a ‘Trolley Dash‘ on Sunday 5th December. The winner gets a two minute trolley dash around Filey Tesco. Unfortunately, the alcohol section is at the far end of the supermarket … Tickets are on sale in the entrance to the store during the week 29th November to 4th December. On Saturday 11th December the Filey Rotary Club is holding a Christmas Grotto at the Evron Centre between 10am and 1pm.

Perhaps THE highlight of this time of the year is the lighting up of the Fishtive Tree at 6pm on 4 December. It has become a much-loved part of Festive Filey. Unmissable and, as they say nowadays, ‘it is so instagrammable’.

Filey Fishtive Tree

Filey’s Fishtive Tree


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