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Bonfire Night encapsulates some of the best things about this time of year. Wrap up in warm clothes and sip a delicious hot drink whilst the smell of wood smoke fills the air…

On Monday 5 November, Plymouth Hoe will host one of the city’s biggest bonfires and firework displays. Here are the top 5 things not to miss on the night!

The Bonfire

Obviously, you won’t want to miss the main event! The huge bonfire will be created with over 200 pallets, provided by Bandvulc Group and will be lit at 7.30pm. This year’s Guy, which will sit on top of the fire, has been created by the children from Pomphlett Primary School.


This year, key landmarks across Plymouth Hoe will be spectacularly illuminated throughout the evening. See the Royal Citadel, Smeaton’s Tower, the Naval War Memorial and the Armada Memorial lit up against the night sky.


From 8pm, turn towards the Royal Citadel for an incredible firework display, featuring an assortment of rockets, fountains and firecrackers.


Enjoy all the fun of the fair on the Hoe promenade, with the fairground opening at 4pm. There will be rides for big and small kids alike, with a children’s fairground for younger thrill seekers.  

Radio Plymouth will be getting the party started from 6.30pm with a brilliant stage programme, featuring Plymouth Performing Arts Academy and Plymkids. Indie pop outfit Chay Snowdon will be headlining the evening at 8.15pm.

Food and drink

Ward away the cold with some delicious hot food and drink. Sip on a warming hot chocolate, devour some traditional fish and chips or tuck into some freshly cooked doughnuts. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some candy floss too! 

To find out more information, including about buses, parking and road closures, click here.



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