Your guide to Christmas light switch on events in North Devon

North Devon's Christmas light switch on events kick off this week.

North Devon's Christmas light switch on events kick off this week. - Credit: Archant

Here is everything you need to know about North Devon’s Christmas lights switch on events for 2018.

There is a huge amount to see and do in the Pannier Market as South Molton prepares to start its Chr

There is a huge amount to see and do in the Pannier Market as South Molton prepares to start its Christmas. Picture: SMTC - Credit: Archant

North Devon is gearing up for the festive season as Christmas lights switch on events kick off this week.

But which Christmas celebrations will you be heading out to see?

In date order, here is our handy guide to Christmas lights switch on events in North Devon...

South Molton - November 16

Christmas in Barnstaple. Picture: Bob Collins

Christmas in Barnstaple. Picture: Bob Collins - Credit: Archant


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Kicking off the celebrations is South Molton, with an afternoon and evening of festive delights on Thursday, November 16.

From fireworks and funfair rides to an inflatable theme park and musical entertainment, there is something for everyone.

Find out more about what is happening in South Molton here.

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Barnstaple - November 18

Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights 2017. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights 2017. Picture: Tim Lamerton - Credit: Tim Lamerton

Barnstaple will be hosting a festive market and celebrations on The Square for its switch on event on Sunday, November 18.

The panto cast will be on stage and there will also be the launch of our Light Up A Life campaign too.

Find out more about what is happening in Barnstaple here.

Ilfracombe - November 23

Torrington will be celebrating a merry 'Grinchmas' this Christmas.

Torrington will be celebrating a merry 'Grinchmas' this Christmas. - Credit: Archant

The lighting of the lights in Ilfracombe promises to be bigger than ever on Friday, November 23.

There will a community singalong, a chance to meet Santa and late night shopping too.

Find out more about what is happening in Ilfracombe here.

Torrington - December 1

Bideford Christmas Lights big switch on and Santa fun run. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford Christmas Lights big switch on and Santa fun run. Picture: Graham Hobbs - Credit: Archant

Great Torrington will be hosting a Who-bilation on Saturday, December 1.

Meet the Grinch, take part in fun and games, and enjoy watching the town light up with Christmas cheer.

Find out more about what is happening in Torrington here.

Bideford - December 2

A view looking up Clovelly's main street with the Christmas lights on. December 10th 2017.

A view looking up Clovelly's main street with the Christmas lights on. December 10th 2017. - Credit: Simon J Beer

Bideford promises a truly magical afternoon and evening for the family on Sunday, December 2.

Enjoy entertainment, food and funfair rides on The Quay, as well as a reindeer parade and fireworks.

Find out more about what is happening in Bideford here.

Clovelly - December 2

Santa comes to Appledore. Picture: Martin York

Santa comes to Appledore. Picture: Martin York - Credit: Archant

The village of Clovelly will have a brass band parade and carols ahead of its lights event on Sunday, December 2.

There will also be hot drinks and a hog roast to enjoy during the post-lighting fireworks display.

Find out more about what is happening in Clovelly here.

Appledore - December 7

Finishing up the Christmas lights season, Appledore will have a whole afternoon of festive treats on Friday, December 7.

There will plenty for everyone to enjoy including meeting Santa, carol singing and crafting.

Find out more about what is happening in Appledore here.

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Check out all of our Christmas previews, events, photos and more here.

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