Dartmouth Christmas Festival will be the best yet
ORGANISERS of Dartmouth’s Christmas festival have promised this year’s event will be ‘bigger and better than ever before’, despite of recent setbacks.
The Chronicle reported last week that the town council had refused to discount the cost of hiring the Market Square to Candlelit Dartmouth for its stalls, amid fears that ‘dropping a price for them would lead to dropping a price for everyone’. Organisers were faced with paying £200 to hire the venue and potentially making a loss, or moving the much-loved Christmas market elsewhere.
But organiser Steve Thomas said: ‘We’re delighted to say we’ve had a phenomenal level of interest in the market, the entertainment and in the special events. This year’s Candlelit Dartmouth is shaping up to be our best ever.
‘With only six weeks to go, it’s time people got out their lanterns and gave them a polish in preparation.’
Thousands are expected to flock to Candlelit Dartmouth on the evening of Friday, November 30, and throughout the following day.
The event – now in its sixth year – uses a number of the town’s features as the backdrop for a traditional Christmas experience.