Music, lanterns and lights switch-on at Exmouth Winter Festival to ‘bring community together’

Exmouth will kick off the festive season with a free ‘Winter Festival’ featuring live music, and a lights switch-on on Saturday, December 4.

Carol singing, walk-about performers and a children’s lantern parade will also feature in the festivities in the Strand.

The family-friendly ‘mini-festival’ aims to ‘welcome the community back together with warmth and light to celebrate the town’s creativity’.

Exmouth primary schools have been invited to take part in making environmentally-friendly willow lanterns for which the town council has provided the materials.

The fun starts at 4pm with local choirs and musicians will be performing on a temporary stage in the Strand.

They will be accompanied by festive walk-about performers including roller-skating presents, light-up hula hoopers and larger-than-life animals.

The children’s lantern parade will set off at 5.30pm and lead the way to the Christmas tree lights switch on at 6pm.

Mayor of Exmouth Councillor Steve Gazzard said: “We’re delighted to be hosting a winter celebration that will bring the community together with music and light.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy being back amongst friends and to welcome in the festive season together.”

Anyone wanting further information can call Exmouth Town Council on 01395 276 167 or email

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