We are delighted to announce that Candlelit 2019 will be run in conjunction with Mayflower 400 who will use the event to launch their celebratory year.
On Friday 29th November Candlelit Dartmouth will take place as usual, with the arrival of Father Christmas and turning on the Christmas lights, entertainment and stalls. The town will be decorated throughout the weekend with the Mayflower pennants.
On Saturday 30th November , the event will extend to become Mayflower Candlelit 2019 . The procession will be led by a large Mayflower Lantern boat followed by small boat lanterns as well as the usual variety of lanterns created by families. At the end of the parade everyone will be encouraged to take their lanterns to St Saviour's Church and leave them there.
Unfortunately, owing to a very reduced Candlelit team, we will not be running the Candlelit Kids event in the Flavel this year. However, we are delighted that the fund raising team from the Flavel have now stepped in and will be running a number of activities for children. Further information will be available in a few weeks.
We will be running lantern-making workshops as usual prior to the event so you will be able to come and make your lanterns and join in the parade. Watch out for dates nearer the time.