Brixham is having a Lanterns, Lights and Illuminations parade on Saturday, November 23 and they want you to join in the spectacular parade.
You can sing, dance, play music or just walk. You can come in fancy dress, or not. You can enter as an individual, class, school, club or family, it’s entirely up to you… just don’t forget to bring your lanterns!
The theme is ‘Recycling’ and everyone is being asked to get creative by making lanterns from recycled products, ie plastic milk cartons, bottles, jam jars, tissue paper, paper lampshades etc or make a tradition lantern.
There is only one stipulation – you must use a battery operated light to light up your candle. Battery operated tea lights are available for just 70p from Brixham Town Council, Town Hall, New Road, Brixham; Sheepskin and Suede, Middle Street, Brixham; ITTQ, Bolton Street, Brixham; Kaba Kaboo, Fore Street, Brixham and Brixham Does Care, Town Hall, New Road.
To enter the parade, you need to complete a booking form and return it to Brixham Town Council. Entry is free and the booking form is available by phoning 01803 859678 or emailing [email protected]
And if you don’t want to enter, why not go along and watch? There will be so many exciting lantern designs to see in the parade, it will be a spectacular display not to be missed!
The Parade will start on The Quay and make its way along The Strand, Fore Street, Market Street, Middle Street and back to The Quay in time for the harbour Christmas lights switch on and Fireworks display at 6pm.
Free lantern making workshops are being held on Sunday 3rd and 17th November, 10am – 1pm in the Scala Hall. Please phone Brixham Town Council to book as spaces are limited.
Then there’s the Christmas Shopping…
The Brixham Christmas Market takes place on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, 10am- 4pm in the Scala Hall.
The hall will be festoon with an array of red and gold seasonal decorations hanging from the walls and ceilings creating a fantastic warm Christmas ambience. And along with the traders selling luscious cakes, warm beverages, beautiful handmade handbags and jewellery, Christmas decorations, cards, paintings, clothing and hand painted gifts there will be enough to cover everyone’s Christmas list!
Parents are being looked after too by making their shopping experience a pleasant and happy one. There will be free face painting for all children and even a visit from Cosmo the Clown!
And if that’s not enough, the market will extend into Fore Street and The Quay on Sunday, November 24. Not only enhancing the Christmas Market in the Scala Hall, but also the unique shops in town.