Dartmouth gets festive on Friday 30th November & Saturday 1st December
Candlelit Dartmouth is now in its 6th year and is a wonderful celebration of all things Christmassy! A traditional Christmas market fills Royal Avenue Gardens and spreads onto the surrounding ancient streets of this beautiful coastal town. As evening draws in the town becomes a glorious winter wonderland as white candles illuminate the town’s pretty store fronts. 80% of Dartmouth's shops are independently owned and will be staying open for late night shopping on both nights giving you plenty of opportunity to pick up interesting and unusual Christmas gifts. The restaurants and pubs will also be open offering Christmas food and drink.
Music is also a major part of the weekend, with carol singing by the Britannia Royal Naval College Choir on Friday night and on Saturday there is a free concert at the Royal Avenue Gardens bandstand to celebrate the arrival of the lantern procession and the closing of the event.
The celebrations start on Friday night with the turning on of the Christmas lights, followed by the arrival of Father Christmas by boat at the Boat Float in the centre of Dartmouth. On Saturday night is the famous lantern procession. Hundreds of local children (and adults) make their way through the streets carrying wonderful home-made lanterns.
There are so many activities throughout the two days, many of these taking place at the Flavel Centre, including lantern-making workshop, wreath-making workshop, and Children's Christmas recycle workshop.
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