Tiverton set for festive season fun starting this weekend
By Lewis_Clarke | Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 17:01
TIVERTON is bracing itself for a season of festive cheer starting with the switch-on of its Christmas lights this weekend.
Tiverton's Christrmas Lights go on this weekend
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the town on Saturday 26 November for the switch-on, concerts with music comedy and drama, fairs, festivals and carol services
There will be live music and street entertainment for all the family and the big switch-on of Tiverton's lights by BBC Radio Devon's "Widdecombe Wag", Tony Beard at 6pm.
From 2pm and prior to the switch-on you can enjoy festive entertainment In the Pannier Market with traders in costume who will stay open until late as well as a hog roast with mulled drinks.
The North Devon Pipers will be playing at 5pm at Lowman Green before marching up to the Pannier Market for the big switch-on.
The entertainment will continue after this and will include a performance by the band, The Secret.
Shops throughout the town will offer night shopping with some great treats, festive cheer, fun and entertainment lined up.
If Saturday's entertainment is not enough there is a free family day out at Tiverton Pannier Market on Sunday 27 November, from 10am until 4pm.
The Market will host the third hugely popular Mid Devon Food Festival with more than 40 local food producers. A wide range of meats and cheeses will be available as well as cooked foods including jamaican curries and a pancake.
There will be a food theatre, local chefs and award winning organic bakers. As well as a café and bar with beers, wines and ciders there will be demonstrations, competitions with prizes and live music.
The celebration continues on Friday 2 December with the Mayor's Big Shop which begins at 2pm and a Lantern Procession starting from Heathcoat Community Centre at 6pm going through the town.
During December you can enjoy coffee mornings, fairs, concerts, musicals and services of worship. For full details and to take part in these events see the Tiverton Christmas Programme 2011 which is available from the Town Hall, Tiverton and reception at Phoenix House, Tiverton.