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Willy Wonka at Candlelit Dartmouth

Willy Wonka himself will be making a guest appearance at Candlelit Dartmouth on Saturday 25th November!

4.00pm Mr Wonka arrives Royal Avenue Gardens
5.00pm Mr Wonka will be at The Old Market and Market Square Victoria Road
5.30pm Lantern Parade
7.00pm Mr Wonka makes his way back to the factory...but he'll have to go off in search of where he parked the glass elevator!


Lantern-making workshops

Sorry - you're too late! All our lantern-making workshops have already taken place.

However, if your young children still have nothing to carry in the lantern procession, don't despair. There's still the opportunity to make mini willow lanterns and decorated glass jar lanterns (both with LED lights) at our "Candlelit Kids" craft workshop. For more info see our "Candlelit Kids at the Flavel" page.


The King of Candlelit


"The King of Candlelit" - Lynn Gunnigle's beautifully written and illustrated children's book about Candlelit Dartmouth - will be on sale at the Flavel on Saturday 25th November. Just £5 a copy.
This would make a lovely end to the Candlelit weekend for little ones and a great stocking filler.


Free Park and Ride

The park and ride service will be operational and FREE on Saturday 25th November 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.

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 and to Dartmouth Academy for providing the minibuses.

Although there is no charge for using this service, there will be a donations bucket on each bus. Please give generously. Proceeds will be used to reimburse the drivers and to pay fuel costs.