Honiton Christmas lights switch-on 2017: Everything you need to know

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:15 15 November 2017

Car light trails at Christmas time in Honiton. Ref Honiton Christmas lights and car trails-1. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

Car light trails at Christmas time in Honiton. Ref Honiton Christmas lights and car trails-1. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

Picture: Alex Walton Photography

The town will be visited by Santa himself before the lights are switched on.

Here is everything you need to know about Honiton’s Christmas lights switch-on, taking place on Saturday, November 18.

Honiton Tesco will be supplying mince pies throughout the evening.

4pm: Performance by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue pipes and drums band. Starting at Masonic Lodge, through Northcott Lane and finishing at St Paul’s Church.

4.30pm: Performance by Honiton Youth Orchestra in the loading bay at St Paul’s Church.

5pm: Performance by Honiton Town Band in the loading bay at St Paul’s Church. Santa will also arrive in town and hand out sweets to youngsters.

5.45pm: Performance by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue pipes and drums band in the loading bay at St Paul’s Church.

6pm: Town Crier Dave Retter will conduct a festive cry in High Street, followed by a blessing by Sue Roberts, rector at St Paul’s Church.

6.10pm: Chamber of commerce chairman Tony McCollum will conduct a short presentation. Followed by honoured guest Peter Halse and his wife Anne officially switching on the lights.

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