Everything you need to know about Sidmouth's late night shopping event

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 December 2017

Sidmouth late night shopping. Sidmouth Lions Club Santa sleigh made its way through town. Ref shs 2276-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth late night shopping. Sidmouth Lions Club Santa sleigh made its way through town. Ref shs 2276-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

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The running order for Friday's (December 1) late night shopping bonanza in Sidmouth has now been revealed.

From 5pm, Only After Dark will be DJing in Market Place, where Kyle Baker will be running a photo booth and there will be hot chestnuts courtesy of the 1st Sid Vale Scouts and food from Flaming Good Pizza.

Over in Paragon Books, Janet will be telling stories, there is a Christmas fair in the Unitarian Church, and in the Anchor the St Johns School Singers will be entertaining the crowds as the scouts run a raffle.

From 5.15pm, JM Dancefit will be getting Zumba kids bouncing in Market Place, soprano Harriet Mulchrone will be singing in Fore Street and the Sidmouth Living with Cancer Singers will be in Wendy’s House in Old Fore Street.

At 5.30pm, the Donkey Sanctuary Organ will be in High Street, while over at Sidmouth Prayer Room will be hosting a ‘follow the star with donkeys’ event.

Sidmouth Primary Choir will be at Sidmouth Museum and Professor Bumble will entertain the youngsters in Market Place.

Sidmouth Mummers will be at Wendy’s House at 6pm, then Father Christmas is set to arrive in Old Fore Street at 6.15pm.

The Small Change Quartet will be in Market Place, Harriet will be back in Fore Street, and the Sidmouth College Choir will take over at the museum.

JM Dancefit will get adults bouncing at 6.45pm by Wendy’s House, before the Sidmouth Steppers take over the spot at 7.15pm.

At the same time, Sidmouth Town Band will be playing in High Street and the Sidmouth Rock Choir will be in Market Place.

Throughout the night, there is also the chance to take part in a ‘shop hop’ – with prizes worth £250 up for grabs by visiting participating retailers.

Organiser Emma Donovan said: “Once you have your form you just need to visit the listed places and perform a small action or answer an easy question.

“When you have completed all that, you can hand the form back to us and we will tally up the responses and announce the winner on our Facebook Page in the following week.”

Forms are available from the ‘Sidmouth Late Night Shopping’ Facebook page and sidmouthchamber.co.uk, and from marshals and participating businesses on the night.

The event will run from 5pm to 8pm.

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