Best New Years Eve party ever!
31st December 2018. We like to celebrate our history and Clovelly has plenty of Pirates going back over the centuries. There will be pirates, gunpowder to illuminate the quay and a pirates table loaded with the spoils from their latest voyage. So come and celebrate another year’s passing, plus a disco to party away in to the New Year.
If you like dressing up join in, be a pirate, wench, publican. If you don’t like dressing up come and just soak up the atmosphere, you’ll find it a thrilling way to welcome in the new year in an atmospheric village setting.
26th December 2018, Boxing day is the perfect time to walk off the excesses of our Christmas festivities. Why not enjoy a walk in the mooring in North Devon and join us of a BBQ lunch and hog roast on the quay with FREE entrance into the village all day and live music.
The perfect family day to follow on from Christmas day.
The Creative Christmas tree on Clovelly Lime Kiln, photographed by Ellie Jarvis.
I am involved in planning the lights project each year and this is the recycled element of part of the project. This is placed on the Lime Kiln in the harbour and made using entirely reclaimed and found materials.
The Christmas lights were put in place by a team of volunteers from Clovelly Lifeboat Crew, with Paul Smale leading the project.
The rope and netting was found when washed up on local beaches. All of the buoys had been washed up on the shores as well. The thick black rope is so big and heavy, it took a team of people to lift it up from the beach and onto the tree.
The photo was taken whilst the tree was being built and it looks splendid at night when it’s lit up!
2nd December 2018 is a magical time at Clovelly. Starting at 3:30 pm, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir.
There’ll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will make a surprise visit.
At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up. It’s a fantastic sight!
A Carol Service is then lead by the Chaplain of the Lifeboat Station, The Rev. Brenda Jacobs, and there is a grand finale of fireworks to finish off.
Entrance fee: £5 per car at the Visitor Centre after 3 pm. All proceeds to RNLI