December 2019
Friday 6th - 5pm to 9pm
Saturday 7th - 4pm to 9pm

Dunster by Candlelight


This year we are concentrating on a Victorian Theme for Candlelight.  If you like dressing up then please do join us. The shop windows will concentrate on a the Victorian Theme and we are hoping the Dunster Residents will join us.  we already have several residents who decorate their Cottage windows.

The shop windows will staying until Christmas so if you fancy another trip to Dunster after Candlelight there will be some good shopping.


How Candlelight Started

Dunster by Candlelight was started in 1986. It is paid for by the Traders of Dunster. Most of the traders open for Candlelight and nearer the time we will publish a list of the Traders who have sponsored the Event this year.

We also collect at Candlelight in aid of St Margaret's Hospice and all the money from the sale of the programme goes to the Hospice. You will find collectors round the village on both nights. We hope you will be generous

Candlelight takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of December when this remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets with lanterns and where possible candles in the houses

There is no charge to get into Dunster by Candlelight, the only cost is the bus fare from one of the stops in Minehead and some surrounding areas. The bus fare has changed for young people this year. Under 5 years they are Free, from 5 to 18 the fare is £2.  The bus fare helps towards the cost of the buses and Candlelight. Dogs are allowed on the buses and there is a bus for the disabled from the far end of the Car Park behind Minehead Station

When you arrive in Dunster it is 'possible' to walk from one end of the village to the other enjoying all the entertainment without any extra cost. Of course we hope you will buy something in the shops or put some pennies in the collecting tins but, that is up to you.

Candlelight Video

  • Official Candlelight Video

    This wonderful video was produced by Abbie Barnes of Song Thrush Productions for us in 2016.


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Brass Band in Dunster Yarn Market

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