ORGANISERS of Barnstaple s Winter Festival have confirmed the dates for this year s Sunday and late night Christmas shopping. Following consultation with North Devon Gazette readers and the town s traders earlier this year, seasonal shopping will take pla

ORGANISERS of Barnstaple's Winter Festival have confirmed the dates for this year's Sunday and late night Christmas shopping.Following consultation with North Devon Gazette readers and the town's traders earlier this year, seasonal shopping will take place on Thursdays and Sundays.The festive fun starts on Sunday, November 23 with Barnstaple's star-studded Big Switch On event in the Square.Girl band the Saturdays are making a guest appearance to turn on the town's Christmas lights. They are part of an exciting line up of music taking place on the stage from 1pm onwards. Various street entertainment is also planned for around the town during the day.Sunday shopping will run until December 21, while Thursday late night shopping takes place from November 27 to December 18, until 9pm, with an additional late opening on Tuesday, December 23.For further information, visit www.barnstaple.co.uk