Lantern procession


The lantern procession is the climax of the event, taking place on Saturday evening. It is a beautiful and atmospheric sight around the old streets of the town, with children and families parading their lanterns and musicians and entertainers adding to the spectacle.



The lantern procession will assemble in the Old Market from 5pm and will start promptly at 5.30pm - finishing in Royal Avenue Gardens at 6.15pm. The procession route is shown below.



Tthis year, at the end of the procession, everyone will be encouraged to take their lanterns to St Saviour's Church and to participate in the "Night of 400 candles" event which is being organised by the Dartmouth Mayflower 400 team. For more details, see our "Night of 400 candles" page.