One thing to really get you in the festive mood is going Christmas shopping! If you’re looking for a market with all the bells and whistles or a more intimate craft fair to purchase some unique handmade gifts, Dartmouth and the surrounding area have some wonderful Christmas shopping events taking place this year. And of course we’ve got a fantastic selection of independent shops for you to peruse too. Take a look at where to do your Christmas shopping in Dartmouth and nearby places below.
Christmas Shopping Events
Christmas Fair in aid of Dart Sailability, Stoke Fleming (20th November)
A few miles outside of Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming Charitable Ladies is holding their Christmas Fair in aid of Dart Sailability. There will be stalls, refreshments, a raffle and the Dashing Devon Dukes.
Christmassy Charity Market, Dartmouth (27th November)
Organised by Dartmouth Green Partnerships, join in for a day of Carol singing around the tree, roasted chestnuts, Christmas stalls and visits from Father Christmas at Dartmouth Market Square.
Winter Fest at Torre Abbey, Torquay (27th – 28th November)
Set in the stunning Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey are hosting a wonderful gift and craft fayre. Visitors can look forward to the perfect setting to wrap up warm and shop unique handmade Christmas gifts and treats. Indulge in hot chocolates and mulled wines and take part in their free Festival Garden Trail.
Christmas Craft Fayre, Brixham (27th – 28th November)
Lupton House are hosting a great event for Christmas shopping. Buy your loved ones some lovely handmade gifts and explore the surrounding gardens.
Occombe Festive Weekends & Late Night Shopping, Paignton (27th November – 19th December)
Visit Occombe’s Festive Weekends and bring the family to enjoy a local choir and delicious Christmas treats. They’re also hosting late night shopping at the farm shop every Thursday.
Present Maker Exhibition, Kingsbridge (30th November – 12th December)
Shop this Christmas-themed exhibition at Harbour House in Kingsbridge. Eight local artists present paintings, jewelry, textiles and crafts perfect for a unique gift.
Christmas Fair in Aid of CHSW, Dartmouth (4th December)
Located in the heart of Dartmouth, this fair raises money for Children’s Hospice South West. There will be loads of great gifts, crafts and food and all proceeds will go towards CHSW, a charity providing specialist care and support for families with life-limited children in the South West.
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas, Kingsbridge (4th December)
Back, and bigger than ever, Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas is an event not to be missed! Watch live entertainment and browse unique gifts created by small, independent businesses. You can even take your little elves to meet Father Christmas.
Dartmouth is home to such a fantastic array of independent businesses perfect for picking up gifts for your loved ones, or even treats for yourself! Whether it’s clothes and accessories from one of our wonderful boutiques or a piece of art by a local artist in one of the galleries, you’ll find the ideal place to shop. Check out our selection of shops in the town here.
Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, Dartmouth’s Farmers Markets are popular events for locals and visitors, with loads of great produce on offer. Choose from artisan bakes, savoury goods and home grown plants.
Held on the 4th Saturday of every month in Dartmouth’s Old Market Square. You’ll find a range of handmade gifts made by local Devon artists, crafts people and artisans. Pick up items such as jewellery, soaps and scarves.
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