TORRINGTON switches on the Christmas spirit tonight when young May Queen Erin Taylor presses the button in the town square at 6.30pm to turn on the festive lights.
TORRINGTON switches on the Christmas spirit tonight
when young May Queen Erin Taylor
presses the button in the town square at 6.30pm to turn on
the festive lights.
It will be a doubly special day for Erin, who will also be
celebrating her 12th birthday.
Then it will be off to the Pannier Market, where traders
are planning a celebration of their own.
Youngsters of the Torrington Street Dance Crew will
provide energetic entertainment. There will be more
music and a choir, a chance to take a festive rickshaw ride
and to enjoy tombola, mulled wine, a chocolate fountain,
lucky dip and sample the festive menu at the market café.
The shops will be opening late from 6pm to 8.30pm.
It wouldn't be Christmas in Torrington without something
special from the town's Cavaliers charity group.
They will once again be building a special grotto for
Santa and welcoming all the town's children to come and
visit. It will be the venue for the annual kiddies' giveaway
from 10am to 12.30pm on December 19, with goody bags
for the youngsters from Santa and his Cavalier helpers.
As a 'thank-you' to the community for their support during
the year the Cavaliers will also have some goodies for
older age groups, such as mince pies, mulled cider and
And it will again be "all for one and fun for all" in the
town square on New Year's Eve, when the Cavaliers will
again invite everyone to join them at their trailer-top
disco to welcoming the New Year - the more the merrier
and the fancier the dress, the better!