Candlelit Dartmouth 2018

The illuminating Candlelit Dartmouth festival will take place on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December in 2018.

It starts on at 4pm on the Friday with the Christmas Market in Royal Avenue Gardens, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus at 6pm at the Town Quay – this year courtesy of the Harbour Master.

The Dartmouth Mayflower team will be there too - find us at the mulled wine stand.

Friday (from 4pm):

Christmas market, entertainers and musicians, carol singing with the BRNC Volunteer Band and the Britannia Choral Society, official switch-on of the town's Christmas lights, Santa arrives by boat, Christmas shopping.

Saturday (from 10am)

Christmas markets, entertainers and musicians, "Candlelit Kids" (seasonal craft workshops for kids and Santa's grotto) in the Flavel , lantern procession, Christmas shopping.

The Candlelit Dartmouth lantern procession is happening on Saturday 1st December.

Lantern-making workshops

This year we're organising three community-based workshops so that children of all ages, families and friends who want to join the Candlelit Dartmouth procession all have the opportunity to make and carry their own lantern and all workshops are FREE!

Dates and locations for the workshops are:

Saturday 10th November - St. Clements church
Saturday 17th November - Dartmouth Academy
Sunday 18th November - Dartmouth Academy

All workshops run from 10am - 3pm and you can book places in advance by emailing:

Park and Ride

The park and ride service will be operational and FREE on Saturday 1st December from 10am right through until 8pm - so you can enjoy the last hour of the event in Royal Avenue Gardens without fear of missing the last bus.

This year, the park and ride service will be operated by Tally Ho!. Look out for their coaches.

The park and ride is situated at the top of town on the A3122 - adjacent to Dartmouth Leisure Centre (postcode TQ6 0JL). Thanks again to South Hams District Council for agreeing to let us use the park and ride car park.

Although there is no charge for using this service, there will be a donations bucket on each bus. Please give generously.

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