The famous annual event of Dunster by Candlelight will certainly serve to get you in the Christmas spirit. Dunster descends into darkness… well not quite, more like a warm ambient glow, as the whole village uses lanterns and candles to celebrate the days of old. The roads are closed to traffic and various performances and shows laid on. The event is free, as it is sponsored by the Dunster traders who historically found business hard through the winter months. The only cost involved is getting a short bus from the nearby villages (a shuttle-bus type system is organised as there is no on-site parking available). If you fancy coming along, please get spending to show your support!
When is Dunster by Candlelight?
Held on the first Friday and Saturday of December each year, the upcoming Dunster by Candlelight will be:
What to expect
Gifford Circus – a packed and rowdy bunch of performers conjuring magical fun
2020 details are yet to be released, but for an idea of what’s to come, have a look at the itinerary from previous years:
Friday 1st December 2017
6pm – 6:45pm – Minehead Choral Group and Friends
7:15pm – 8pm – Dynamix an Acapella Group
Saturday 2nd December
6pm – 6:45pm – A Company of Voices and Exe Valley Voices
7:15pm – 8pm – Christmas Music by Talholme Consort Recorder Group. As well as listening to their playing, a chance to join them in a Carol or two.
There is nothing quite like some fire-lit frivolities to warm up the winter months!
Dunster by Candlelight Program
Dunster by Candlelight Accommodation
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