Exmouth gears up for its Winter Festival

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Children can make environmentally-friendly willow lanterns to proudly display at the parade - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

On Saturday, December 4, Exmouth will launch its lively Winter Festival with an exciting line-up that includes carol singing, live music, walk-about performers, and the annual children’s lantern parade.  

This free, family-friendly event aims to bring the community back together with warmth and light to celebrate the town’s creativity. Exmouth's primary schools have been invited to participate in making environmentally-friendly willow lanterns before the event, which they can proudly display at the parade. On the day, starting at 4pm, local choirs and musicians will be performing on a temporary stage in the Strand. They will be accompanied by festive walkabout 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 light switch on at 6pm. 

Speaking about the Exmouth Winter Festival, Councillor Steve Gazzard, Mayor of Exmouth 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."

Tieing in nicely with Exmouth's other celebrations, the Devoncourt Resort that overlooks the town's beach hosts its own Christmas lights fundraiser for local charities. Local residents are welcome to stop by and see its illuminated gardens right up until New Year's Day.