Spectacular community event

Crowds packed vantage points all around Brixham on 23rd November for the Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations event supported by Brixham Chamber of Commerce and Brixham Town Council.

A parade of home-made lanterns and a huge fireworks display were the highlights as the Christmas lights were switched on around the town and on the Heritage vessels and boats in the harbour.

Deputy town clerk Tracy Hallett said the event attracted more than 2,000 people and there were between 500 and 600 in the parade.¬†She said: “We’re really pleased with how it went as it was our first parade. We’ve had a lot of positive comments and we’ve already started work to improve it for next year.”

Town and Torbay councillor Matthew James said: “It was fantastic. The community really came together and it was a spectacular event. Everyone seemed to be very pleased, especially with the fireworks.”

The lantern parade made its way round the town twice as the crowds gathered, and there was applause as strings of lights were switched on in the rigging of boats moored in the harbour.

The finale came with a superb fireworks display over the inner harbour.

Photo courtesy of Chris Slack