The Ottery St Mary Festive Cheer Parade is an annual event that takes place usually on the last Friday of November to coincide with the late night shopping event.
The parade features a variety of entertainers including a steam engine, band and choirs, with the torch lit parade leading to the switching on of the Christmas Lights. The parade is a popular event for both locals and visitors, and it helps to kick off the festive season in Ottery St Mary.
The parade is a great way to get into the festive spirit and to enjoy some festive fun with family and friends. Most of the local shops stay open late and It’s also a great opportunity to support local businesses and organizations.