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Lantern-making workshops

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

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:

For more details see the "Lantern workshops" 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 1st December. 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 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.