Bideford Christmas Lights Switch On 2024

Bideford Quay
EX39 2AG
United Kingdom

Bideford Christmas light switch on 2022

Bideford Christmas Light Switch On happens at 5 pm but the Christmas celebrations start in the town from 12pm.

This a FREE whole town event involving the town traders, community music performances, fair ground rides, stalls and of course the big lights switch on for the town


The event is on Bideford Quay and Mill Street - the Pannier Market is not open for the event this year.
The Lights will be switched on at 5pm.
The stage is located in Quay Car Park opposite the High Street 

  • 12-2pm Quiet opening - minimal noise from any attractions to allow anyone with sensory sensitivity to enjoy the rides without the noise.
  • Mill Street Shops are OPEN - visit Mill Street and see amazing array of independent shops and services Bideford has to offer! Mill Street by Candlelight promises to add something magical to your experience, too!
  • Facepainting is available in Raphaels Treatment Room on Mill Street - just along from Santas Grotto. The treatment rooms are also a Winter Wonderland photo opportunity for the event - pop along and take some pics!
  • 12-4pm Santas Grotto is open - outside the RSPCA Shop / Bideford Travel on Mill Street.
  • 2pm Live Music - Oliver Wattley
  • 2-5pm Circus Workshops on the Quay. Stiltwalkers and special guests on Quay and along Mill Street.
  • Buskers on Mill Street from 2pm
  • 3:15pm Live Music from Tettie
  • 3:45pm Devonshire Delights Dance Performance
  • 4pm Westcroft School Choir
  • 4:30pm Louisa Hockins School of Performing Arts
  • 5pm The Lights are Switched On with help from Little Willows Wish Charity
  • 5-5:30 Bideford Town Band on stage
  • 5:30pm Lantern Parade
  • 5:35 St Mary’s School Choir
  • 6:pm Live Music (Jacob Terry) and Fire Show

7pm event closes

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