Markets from 12.30pm
Parade sets off at 6.15pm
Attracting crowds of over to 3,500 and celebrating the start of the festive season, Devizes Winter Parade boasts one of the region’s most spectacular lantern processions. A river of hundreds of beautiful creations, made by our talented local participants wind its way through the town, collect Father Christmas en-route and arrive back in the Market Place for the Devizes Christmas Lights switch on.
The 2017 Lantern Parade attracted record crowds with approximately 3500 people attending the event. We worked with 24 schools around the local area to make the beautiful creations seen on parade, including 4 groups new for 2017.
Our Christmas markets are a great place to get special handmade gifts created by local craftspeople and makers, or keep warm with a mulled wine from our fundraising stall served by our very own DOCA Festival Makers.
Market Place 12.30pm – 9pm – An open-air market selling Christmas gifts and decorations, food and drink.
Corn Exchange 2.30pm – 8.30pm – Find unique Christmas gifts at our indoor market offering a range of high quality hand-made goods.