Christmas seems as though it’s just around the corner and as we head into the month of November we can begin to start looking forward to all the exciting Christmas events in Dartmouth and the surrounding area that are coming up. Whether you’re the type who likes to enjoy a traditional seasonal concert or are looking for a festive fair to find some unusual gifts and do a spot Christmas shopping, Dartmouth and the surrounding areas have plenty going on in the lead up to the main event. Check out some of the fantastic Christmas events in Dartmouth and just outside of the town in our list below.
Christmas Fair in aid of Stoke Fleming School (24th November)
A wonderful Christmas fair held by the Stoke Fleming Charitable Ladies and the Friends of Stoke Fleming Primary School. Get some unique presents and festive treats all while raising funds for Stoke Fleming School.
Advent Fair in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (24th November)
Head to the Old Market in the heart of Dartmouth for a spectacular array of beautiful stalls with proceeds going to Children’s Hospice South West. From cakes to cards, jewellery to crafts, it’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping.
Christmas at Pennywell Farm (24th November – 24th December)
Get involved this year and join in with the Nativity at Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleighfollowed by a trip to see Santa and little ones receive a special gift. Seasonal refreshments also available, booking essential.
Candlelit Dartmouth (30th November & 1st December)
Two delightful days of glistening lights, festive scents, a buzzing market, magical lantern parade and plenty more entertainment for the whole family to enjoy in the beautiful town of Dartmouth.
Coleton Aglow (30th November – 2nd December, 7th – 9th, 14th -16th, 19th – 24th, 27th – 31st December)
Discover Coleton Fishacre in a different light this Christmas as you make your way around the circular route and gaze upon the illuminated house and gardens.
Christmas at Cockington Court (1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December)
The weekends in the lead up to Christmas will see lots of great seasonal activities taking place at Cockington Court. Music, crafts and lots of handmade gifts will be on offer.
Santa in the Caves (2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 24th December)
Meet Santa somewhere a bit different this year when you venture to Kents Cavern in Torquay. Visitors will also enjoy a pantomime style adventure as you wander through the caves. Further details about Santa in the Caves is available here.
Nutcracker – ROH Live to Screen (3rd December)
The Flavel Arts Centre proudly presents the magical tale of the Nutcracker on the 3rd of December. Screened live from the Royal Opera House, it’s a true Christmas favourite.
Totnes Christmas Late Night Shopping (4th, 11th, 18th December)
A firm favourite in the Christmas calendar, the streets of Totnescome alive with music, stalls, street food and twinkling lights every Tuesday evening in December in the run up to Christmas.
Father Christmas at Greenway House (8th, 15th & 22nd December)
Take the little ones to meet Father Christmas this festive season at Greenway House. Santa will be there with his helpers sharing out keepsake gifts.
Christmas at the Model Village (8th, 9th, 15th – 24th, 26th December – 1st January)
Celebrate the festive season this year at Babbacombe Model Village in Torquaywith a whole host of seasonal celebrations. Gaze at the magical Christmas scenes, enjoy a mini-panto and on certain dates Santa will even be roaming around the village!
Joy to the World (15th December)
Presented by Britannia Choral Society at St Saviour’s Church in Dartmouth, this wonderful evening of Christmas music from the Baroque period is sure to get you in the spirit for this time of year.