Topsham celebrates with switch-on spectacular

carol singers in Topsham in Devon

Carol singers getting into the festive spirit in Topsham - Credit: Love Topsham

Topsham’s turn for its Switch On Spectacular will happen on Friday, November 26, which is always a firm favourite in the town's calendar and signals the start of the traditional festivities. Everyone will be invited to gather around Matthews Hall from 4.15pm in preparation for the switch-on at 5pm sharp. 

Once the streets have been beautifully illuminated, there will be a procession with live music that will lead to Topsham Quay, with street food, seasonal drink and carols along the way. Plus, Father Christmas will be paying a special visit - through the snow! 

A few days later Topsham will host a late-night shopping evening and Christmas market on Tuesday, November 30, from 5pm to 9pm. Expect artisan crafts, unique stalls and independent shops to be brimming with Christmas magic and the seasonal live music will help build a convivial festive atmosphere in the estuary town. 

Just over a week later, on Wednesday, December 8, there's a Christmas trail for Topsham’s young residents and accompanying adults, which involves calling at up to 20 ‘treat stops’ throughout the town. 

Topsham's streets will be filled with music on each Saturday in December in the run-up to Christmas, with an array of musicians performing throughout the days to make festive shopping that bit more enjoyable.