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December events in Devon

Get into the festive spirit in Devon this December with plenty of Christmas events and activities going on across the county.

From Bideford to Brixham, Devon is getting in the festive spirit this December. The county offers up plenty of xmas-related activities to keep you busy whilst staying in your holiday cottage. With the infamous Polar Express Tram ride at Seaton Tramway, the Christmas farmers’ market at the BIG Sheep and the Christmas Grotto in Plymouth, there’s plenty to keep the kids busy. For a quieter visit, take a wander around the enchanted Saltram house to see the magic and splendour of the property at the best time of the year or catch the last of the Christmas markets for this year.


If you happen to get the worst of the weather or you don’t fancy braving the cold, why not stay in? You can use the wonderful facilities at your fingertips to get baking some festive treats or have a go at some leftovers recipes ready for Christmas day.


Whatever you choose here are some of my top picks of events in the county in December:

Throughout December: Plymouth’s Radiant Christmas Grotto

Throughout December: Enchanted Saltram

Throughout December: Christmas activities at the National Marine Aquarium

1st to 3rd December: The Polar Express Tram Ride

2nd December: Woollys Wonderland at the BIG Sheep

3rd December: Christmas lights in aid of the RNLI

4th December: Royal William Yard Christmas wonderland market

9th, 10th, 16th to 24th December: Santa by Steam with South Devon Railway

From 16th December: Christmas at Babbacombe Model Village


Choose a Devon holiday cottage to enjoy all the fun and festivities of the county this December.

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