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Christmas on Dartmoor

Christmas Fairs and Markets, Santa’s Grottos, Arts Festivals, Food Festivals and Carol Concerts, Dartmoor at Christmas is alive with merriment and joy. 

There’s something for everyone to make the countdown to the great day even more fun and exciting.

Click the image below you will find a great choice of accommodation and celebrations that you won’t want to miss.

 

Christmas Fairs and Markets, Santa’s Grottos, Arts Festivals, Food Festivals and Carol Concerts, Dartmoor at Christmas is alive with merriment and joy.

There’s something for everyone to make the countdown to the great day even more fun and exciting.

Listed below you will find a great choice of accommodation, attractions, special events and celebrations that you won’t want to miss.

Winter walks on Dartmoor can be exhilarating! Make sure you bring suitable clothing and footwear, then pick a walk and get stomping. Try one of our Circular Walks.

So come and stay on Dartmoor for a glorious, revitalising Winter Break, you’ll have a fantastic time in magical surroundings eating delicious locally produced food and exploring one of the most stunning National Parks in the UK.

**NEW!**

You can now book a fascinating and immersive Experience in or around Dartmoor National Park on our new experiential-tourism website – Dartmoor Experiences. We know when people travel they no longer want to just ‘see’ a place; they want to live it, breathe it, touch it, become part of it.

South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes Riverside, stopping halfway at Staverton and passing through glorious scenery, rich in wildlife. The steam trains offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and visitors of all ages.

Dartmoor Zoological Park

In 2006 the Mee family purchased the struggling Dartmoor Wildlife Park, reopening as Dartmoor Zoo in 2007. Zoo Director, Benjamin Mee recorded the family’s story in his book, “We Bought a Zoo” which was made into a movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in 2012.

Also…keep an eye on our What’s On pages!

Tavistock Christmas Festival

Sunday 15th Dec, 10:30 – 15:30.

The day will be jam packed full of festive treats from over 60 artisan and gift exhibitors selling a selection of jewellery, candles, food, gifts and many other amazing items.

Santa’s Grotto at House of Marbles

Every weekend from Sat 16th November – Sun 22nd December PLUS Monday 23rd December

Quizzes with prizes for children and adults, there is plenty to amuse the whole family!

Christmas Garland Making

South West Lakes – Burrator Centre. 21st Dec from 10-4pm.

Come along and make your own Christmas garland using natural materials from Burrator. The event will be taking place at Burrator Discovery Centre. Support, materials and refreshments will be provided.

Jazz Afternoon Tea

Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges. 29th Dec. 3-5pm.

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Two Bridges Hotel, with a traditional afternoon tea accompanied by relaxed jazz from award-winning local duo ‘Fine Whines’.

Tavistock Arts Market

Butcher’s Hall 7th and 14th Dec. 9-4pm

Located in the heart of Tavistock, within the thriving market complex, Butchers’ Hall hosts Tavistock Arts Market which features products from a variety of talented local artists, designers and makers.

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