Five Nights of Lights is the official start of the countdown to Christmas with late night shopping evenings starting on Thursday 21 November, when many of Exeter’s shops will stay open until 9pm.
This year, InExeter has teamed up with the Hospiscare South West, supporting the charity’s annual Light up a Life campaign.
At North & South Street Sings, see local community choirs Harmonics Acapella, Unity Gospel Choir, Sounds Choir, Pauline Quirke Academy Choir, Theatretrain Choir, University of Exeter Choral Society and Exeter Street Choir come together to sing in a parade of music, lanterns and lights starting on North Street, finishing at South Street.
The Christmas lights will illuminate as the parade passes. If you would like to be part of the parade sign up for the children’s lantern making workshop at Exeter Library (hosted by Kerrie Seymour) on 9 November, families will then be invited to bring their lantern along on the night and be a part of the festive fun. Visit https://lanternworkshop9november.eventbrite.co.uk for more information – *UPDATE* this workshop has now sold out, but you can still sign up to the waiting list.
Visitors will also be treated to a performance by the Sound of the Sirens and their special Sirens Choir performing for St Petrock’s who do important work here in the city centre supporting people who are homeless or vulnerably housed.
Children’s favourite PJ Masks will also be making a guest appearance: fans will have the chance to meet and greet their favourite characters and take part in an interactive Hero Moves session where they can get active and learn how to get ready for adventure, just like the PJ Masks.
Join Ashley Jeary from Radio Exe as he will be broadcasting live from each event, plus the Radio Exe Crew will be there each night for your chance to win some InExeter gift cards as part of our festive competition, plus grab a selfie with our elfie for even more chances to win!
Plus don’t miss a special display fun bus from Stagecoach.