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

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 is changing this year and will be published as soon we know what is going to be.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.

  • St. Margaret's Hospice

    St. Margaret's Hospice

    St. Margaret’s Hospice is dedicated to making each day count for all of our patients and their families. We aim to ensure that they always achieve what they want; from arranging an on-site wedding and a ride on a Harley Davidson, to simply enabling a patient to pet a hedgehog for the first time.

  • Dunster Tithe Barn

    Dunster Tithe Barn

    Dunster Tithe Barn - a beautifully restored 16C Barn with walled gardens to the rear and a car park for approximately 35 cars. Fully licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies. Extremely flexible accommodation available to hire for wedding receptions, parties, dances, dinners, business meetings, art exhibitions..the list is almost endless..

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