A carnival and Christmas lights switch-on celebrations will be held in Honiton on Saturday, November 20, starting at 5pm.
The town’s carnival committee has teamed up with traders to bring an evening of entertainment to Honiton after a ‘too-long break’.
The 2021 carnival parade starts at 5pm, led by Father Christmas, which will arrive at St Paul’s Church, in the High Street, at 5.45pm, where Santa will be handing out gift bags to children. And there will be warm mince pies, sweets, music, food and carols.
At 6pm there will be a a blessing of the Christmas tree and the lights will be switched on.
The carnival parade starts in Ottery Moor Lane, meeting at 4.45pm, for a 5pm set-off. It will travel along the High Street and end at the top roundabout.
Roads are expected to be closed to non-event traffic from 5pm until 8pm.
This year’s winter carnival , organised by the Honiton Carnival committee and Honiton Chamber of Commerce, is for fun. The organisers said there will be no judging of floats, other vehicles or walking entries.
A spokesperson for the carnival said: “It’s all just for fun and a chance to meet up with our carnival friends.”
A Honiton Chamber of Commerce spokesperson said: “For Christmas 2021 Honiton Chamber and Honiton Carnival Committee are having a joint celebration to which you are invited.
“The carnival will set off from Ottery Moor Lane through to the High Street above St Paul’s Church, led by Father Christmas who will be stopping at St Paul’s Church to hand out gifts and sweets for young people.
“There will be a blessing and the switch-on of the tree lights.”
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