Candlelit Dartmouth programme

Details of this year's programme are still being finalised. In the meantime, the programme for the 2016 event is shown below. Things are likely to be similar this year!


Friday 25th November

4.00pm - 8.00pm Market in Royal Avenue Gardens and the Quay.

4.00pm - 5.15pm Dartmouth Academy perform on the Bandstand.

5.15pm - 5.45pm Carol singing at the Christmas tree with the Britannia Choral Society and musicians from the BRNC Volunteer Band.

5.50pm Switch-on of the Christmas tree lights in Royal Avenue Gardens.

6.00pm Arrival of Santa by boat at the Boatfloat.

6.10pm Santa meets the kids in Royal Avenue Gardens.

6.10pm - 6.40pm BRNC Volunteer Band at the Bandstand.

6.40pm - 8.00pm Tweaks on the Bandstand.

7.30pm Candlelit Arias at the Flavel (pre-book at the Flavel).

8.00pm Market in Royal Avenue Gardens and the Quay closes.

Many shops will be open late this evening for Christmas shopping.

 

Saturday 26th November

FREE PARK AND RIDE RUNNING TODAY 10am - 8pm.

 10.00am - 8.00pm Markets in Royal Avenue Gardens and the Quay.

10.00am - 4.00pm Christmas Crafters market in the Old Market Square.

10.00am - 3.30pm "Candlelit Kids" at the Flavel:
Seasonal craft workshops*, magical puppet show*, Santa's grotto and face painting.
See our "Candlelit Kids" page for more information.
(* these activities pre-bookable at the Flavel.)

10.45am - 11.00am Dartmouth Pre-school in front of the Bandstand.

1.00pm -1.30pm Sam Fearon on the Bandstand.

1.00pm - 1.45pm Les Ellis in RAG.

1.00pm - 1.45pm Higher Beings (stilt walkers).

1.30pm - 2.00pm Gareth Jones in front of the Bandstand.

2.00pm Best dressed Christmas dog competition at the Bandstand.
See our "Best-dressed Christmas dog" page for further details.

2.30pm - 3.00pm Crooked Tempo samba band walkabout.

2.30pm - 3.15pm Les Ellis walkabout.

2.30pm - 3.15pm Higher Beings (stilt walkers).

3.00pm - 3.30pm Matt Bernard in front of the Bandstand.

3.00pm - 4.15pm Jumping Out Jazz band walkabout.

3.30pm - 4.00pm Antonia Suner & special guest on the Bandstand.

4.00pm - 4.45pm Les Ellis walkabout.

4.00pm - 4.45pm Higher Beings (stilt walkers).

4.00pm - 5.00pm Advent singing workshop in St Saviour's Church followed by a performance along the lantern procession route.

4.00pm - 4.30pm Matt Bernard & Gareth Jones in front of the Bandstand.

4.15pm - 5.00pm Crooked Tempo samba band.

5.00pm - 5.15pm Lantern Parade assembles in the Old Market Square.

5.30pm Lantern Procession starts from the Old Market and travels through the town - lead by the Blackawton Morris Dancers and also featuring the King of Candlelit & the Jumping Out Jazz band.

6.00pm Lantern Procession arrives in Royal Avenue Gardens for the "party" finale.

6.00pm Chris Hellyer workshop singers on the Bandstand.

6.10pm "King of Candlelit" at the Bandstand. First public performance of the song - written, composed and conducted by local musician Tiggy - lead by members of the Blackawton Community Choir. Download the words to join in.

6.00pm - 6.45pm Higher Beings (stilt walkers).

6.20pm - 8.00pm Black Friday on the Bandstand.

8.00pm Market in Royal Avenue Gardens and the Quay closes.

Many shops will be open late this evening for Christmas shopping.

 

Programme subject to change.