An afternoon and evening of festive music and entertainment, with the theme Fire and Ice, takes place at The Strand on Saturday, December 2.

From 3pm there will be performances by local choirs and walkabout entertainment, culminating in a fire show and the Christmas Tree lights switch-on.

Exmouth Journal: A Fire Show performer

The children’s lantern parade will take place in the early evening, with hundreds of local children led by drummers. Centre Stage will be holding a charity Firewalk on site, a life-size snowglobe with the Ice Queen will be appearing, and there will be mulled wine and mince pies on sale by Palm.

The Winter Festival is funded by Exmouth Town Council with support from the Deaf Academy.

The council's Arts Manager Jess Magill said:  "We provide the entertainment, you do the shopping! Local shops will stay open late so that you can come and support local independents. There are so many amazing shops in Exmouth, from jewellers and gift shops to arts and crafts, clothing stores and delis, as well as specialist shops like kitchenware, cycleware and bookshops. It’s a great place to find something special as well as pick up stocking fillers and classic gifts.”

The timetable of entertainment is as follows:

3pm East Devon Rock Choir
3.45pm Exmouth A Capella
4.30pm Exmouth Youth Theatre
5pm The Deaf Academy
5.45pm La La Choirs
6.15pm Street Heat Samba
6.40pm Fire Show
7pm Centre Stage
7.30pm Christmas Tree Light Switch On
The Lantern Parade will depart from Holy Trinity Church at 5.45pm, and Centre Stage's Firewalk will take place from 5pm.

The snowglobe will be making appearances at 3.30, 5.30 and 7pm.