Carols by Candlelight at Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary hosted its annual Carols by Candlelight service

The Donkey Sanctuary hosted its annual Carols by Candlelight service - Credit: Archant

Visitors flocked to this year’s ever popular annual carol service at The Donkey Sanctuary.

The Donkey Sanctuary hosted its annual Carols by Candlelight service

The Donkey Sanctuary hosted its annual Carols by Candlelight service - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of visitors gathered at The Donkey Sanctuary for the annual Carols by Candlelight service last Friday.

The sanctuary was illuminated by thousands of candles, adding a truly magical feel to the evening, and as the temperature dropped the event commenced with local band Saxminster providing live music for all to enjoy.

The festive tunes continued throughout the evening with the service led by The Donkey Sanctuary chaplain the Reverend Stephen Knight in the main barn.

Visitors joined in singing traditional Christmas carols, surrounded of course by lots of adorable donkeys.

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant


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The Donkey Sanctuary will be open throughout the Christmas period including Christmas Day, with the Christmas Spotter Trail running until Saturday, January 6.

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn

Carols by candlelight at The Donkey Sanctuary. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

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