Thousands of people turned out in Bideford to ring in the new year – with some pretty colourful costumes.

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

From Lego men and Ninja Turtles to pirates and astronauts, there were plenty of creative outfits.

Throughout the day there was family entertainment in the Pannier Market, as well as live music on the Quay.

The music continued throughout the afternoon and evening until the big countdown to midnight.

This was followed by bagpipes and a spectacular fireworks display over the river.

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

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Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Colourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham HobbsColourful costumes for Bideford's New Year's Eve celebrations. Picture: Graham Hobbs