DOT Bridlington

Destination Old Town Bridlington (DOT) is a newly-formed group of small business owners who live and work in the Old Town. The group was originally formed for the Heritage Weekend and has continued on to celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of the Old Town.

DOT are encouraging people to celebrate Christmas by lighting up the Old Town in December 2017. They are promoting what is happening in the Old Town and the Priory with the aim of creating a thriving community that enjoys the uniqueness of the Bridlington Old Town.

The celebrations will be happening each Friday in December in the run up to Christmas. The High Street’s shops and galleries will be open for trade, some providing festive fayre to all comers until 8pm. This entertaining shopping experience offers a great opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts for friends and family from local businesses.

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Information about DOT Bridlington is available on the Bridlington Old Town website:


Friday 1st December 2017
LIGHTING UP THE OLD TOWN. Everyone is encouraged to switch on their Christmas Lights this night. Morris dancers will jolly things along, starting the proceedings at 5pm. Other musicians and buskers will be joining in to liven up the evening.

Friday 8th December 2017
FOOD is the theme for this evening. Pubs and restaurants will be offering ‘festive feasting’. Please feel free to come up the High Street, Market Place and the Old Town in general in costume! There is no specific theme, just a period costume from Georgian, Victorian or Steam Punk to provide a further level to the evenings entertainment. There will also be a mini panto on throughout the evening.

Friday 15th December 2017
KIDS’ NIGHT AND TREASURE HUNT. Please bring your kids along on this night to join in an entertaining treasure hunt along the High Street and Market Place, with candy being provided for the kids and a prize for the winner. There will also be a prize for the best novelty attire or costume worn by the youngsters. The mini panto is also taking place tonight as well as singing, and of course the shops and galleries will be open for business.

Friday 22nd December
LANTERN PARADE. Lanterns and lights will be paraded around the Old Town. Feel free to join in with a ‘singalong’, plus possible events at the Priory (TBD).