Dunster by Candlelight takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday in December when this remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets with candles.

Dunster by Candlelight Programmes

Programmes cost £1 (all proceeds going to St. Margaret's Hospice) and are on sale from the end of October in the Dunster shops. At Candlelight they are on Sale in various places including the Exmoor Visitor Centre at the top of the steps as you get off the Park and Ride bus.

Advance programmes can be purchased online from this website only using Paypal and also be obtained by post.

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Park & Ride and Coach Information

THERE IS NO PARKING OR ACCESS TO DUNSTER VILLAGE DURING CANDLELIGHT. This includes blue badge holders and Private Coaches. The Park & Ride buses are the only way to visit us! Buses go from Minehead, Porlock, Watchet and Wheddon Cross. Click on more details to find out how to book a private coach in and to find buses for the disabled.

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Dunster by Candlelight
  • St. Margaret's Hospice

    Money raised by our street collections and sale of programmes is donated to St. Margaret’s Hospice. The Hospice provides free care, advice and support to people diagnosed with an illness that is no longer responsive to curative treatment.

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  • Taking Part

    Although Candlelight is in December we always need volunteers and helpers throughout the year and entertainers for the event itself.

    We have a great many enquiries from traders people who want to come and sell their wares at Candlelight.  We don’t have outside traders as Dunster by Candlelight is run and paid for by the traders of Dunster.

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  • Shopping & Entertainment

    Most of Dunster’s wide variety of shops are open throughout the two evenings for Christmas shopping, restaurants and street stalls offer delicious foods.

    Our printed programmes have a full list of events throughout both days, and through the sale of each programme £1 is donated to St. Margaret's Hospice.

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