With more restrictions due to Covid, Dunster by Candlelight as we know it will not happen this year. INSTEAD we are using our special weekend to present Dunster as a Christmas village with decorations and fun. We are not allowed to have an 'Event' as such and we need to keep numbers down so there will be no Park and Ride and the roads will be open.
Entertainment is also restricted as that attracts crowds. We will have the Christmas Tree - thanks to the Dunster Estate - and this year the Yarn Market is going to be covered in garlands with hundreds of small painted baubles wired in place. The baubles are Papier Mache and will be on sale in the Dunster shops for you to buy, take away and decorate,. Bring them back or send by post and on the 4th December they will all be wired onto the garlands. The Papier Mache balls will be sold in aid of St. Margaret's Hospice. The decorations will stay until the New Year.
We will have the Window Competition again. All the shops taking part will decorate their windows and you can choose which you think is the best. We are also hoping the residents of the village will join with the window competition and also with decorating their houses.
We will also have a Treasure Hunt throughout the village. Suitable for young and old. You might see parts of the village not seen before.
The lanterns will go up before dusk to brighten up the evening for anyone who is still around.
The 4th and 5th December will be the opening of a the Candlelight Festive Fayre for this year.
We hope you will also note the date for the original Candlelight next year on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2021.
2019 - Candlelight
A big thank you to all our volunteers helpers and the fantastic entertainers who made a it such a wonderful weekend.
2018 - Candlelight
Despite the cold, wet weather Candlelight 2018 was a great success with lots of great street entertainers, late night shopping and fantastic food.
£6,293.02 was collected at the Event and handed over to St Margaret's Hospice.
2017 - Candlelight
Was a great success. Lots of people and brilliant but cold weather.
£6,446.20 was handed over to the Hospice.
Many thanks to everyone for their help and cooperation particularly the residents of Dunster
For more information about Candlelight 2019 you can contact the co-ordinators for Dunster by Candlelight who are:
Hannah Bradshaw ( Coach Parking and Bookings, Website, General enquiries and programmes) Phone: 01643 706355
Sally Mann (Entertainment) Phone: 01458 259638