A Christmas stay in Dartmouth promises you a selection box of treats to enjoy – from meeting Santa on a Steam Train to local inspiration for those Christmas presents to a winter walk along our stunning coastline.
We’ve highlighted some Dartmouth December delights for you below.
Christmas Events in Dartmouth
Candlelit Dartmouth November 25th and 26th
A fantastic way to get into the Christmas spirit Candlelit Dartmouth is a magical weekend of market stalls, late night shopping, and street entertainment. The highlights of the weekend are Santa’s arrival procession and the stunning candlelit Lantern procession.
The Santa Express featuring Aladdin and the Golden Lamp- Various December dates
Find the Genie and help Aladdin escape the clutches of Jafar on the Santa Express this December. Welcome Father Christmas and his helpers as well as enjoying a mini pantomime performed by Aladdin, Jasmin, Jafar and the Genie. This is a fully ticketed event so pre-booking is essential.
Christmas Farmers Market 10th December
Stock up for Christmas with some delicious local produce from Dartmouth’s Farmer’s Market. With produce including cheeses, marshmallows and fudge you might find perfect stocking fillers as well.
Dartmouth Fatstock Show 13th Dec 2016
Enjoy this one day traditional farm event in Dartmouth. This is a unique opportunity to mingle with the farmers and their animals in the Pannier Market, Dartmouth. This traditional event is the one day of the year that you can get up close to farm animals in the middle of the town.
A Wintery December Walk
There are many fantastic walks to take from Dartmouth; we’ve highlighted just a few of them for you here.
Fast Rabbit Farm
Explore 43 acres of woodland and valleys, meander along the River Black on course to Blackpool Sands and circle the stunning lake which is home to golden orfe, pedd, mirror and koi carp. Enjoy varieties of bulbs, camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias whilst walking the gardens.
Little Dartmouth & Dartmouth Castle Circular Walk
Small, but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs, the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart.
Dartmouth to Greenway – The Dart Valley Trails
One of the area’s truly great walks, this daylong ramble follows the wooded banks of the broad and beautiful river Dart, on a route crammed with gems and jewels of human and natural history.
Artistic Gift Inspiration
When visiting Dartmouth in December you might choose to do some of that essential Christmas gift shopping, with a number of unique galleries to choose from it’s the ideal opportunity to buy your loved ones something a little different this year.
M&H Antiques is home to contemporary art alongside antique pieces, as well as leather goods and homeware. Baxters shows off the best in contemporary art, printmaking, sculpture, craft and jewellery in a bright and welcoming setting. White Sails Gallery boasts quality framed originals, limited editions and prints to suit all tastes and D’Art Gallery offers high quality contemporary British art. Finally Coombe Gallery is home to fine and applied art from a range of leading artists and makers.
We have only featured a selection of December delights in Dartmouth here; explore the site to discover places to enjoy a Christmas tipple and other suggestions of things to do whilst you are here.
If these suggestions of things to do in Dartmouth in December have tempted you, why not book a last minute break to this wonderful town. We even have some special offers for you throughout December.