From special festive markets to Christmas parties, there are many ways to get into the festive spirit in North Devon this year. Here is our guide to what's on in North Devon this Christmas period, whether you are looking to get your gift list cracked or simply eat, drink and be merry here in Woolacombe:
Artisan Christmas Markets in Barnstaple (Every Thursday from Nov 24 to Dec 15, 4pm-9pm)
St Anne’s Arts Centre (EX31 1SX) is the place for all things creative and hand-crafted in the festive shopping period this year. Indeed, when it comes to picking something unique and personal for that tricky friend or loved one, this is a great place to browse. Expect various crafts from jewelry and edibles to collectible art and homewares.
Woolacombe Beer, Cider & Music Festival (2nd-4th Dec)
For anyone feeling a little chilly or cheesed off with winter, Woolacombe’s Red Barn has just the tonic this December in the form of a three-day festival. Guaranteed to restore a ruddy glow to the cheeks and get feet tapping, revelers will enjoy a flurry of excellent craft beers and ciders, accompanied by various live acts and special guests. For each of the three days, the fun kicks off at 11:00 and continues until 11pm. More information here: www.redbarnwoolacombe.co.uk
Winter Warmer Spa Days in North Devon (1st Nov till 23rd Dec)
Feeling the chill as the nights draw in? Or perhaps you're just feeling a little tired after another year of working flat out? Whatever the reason, a warming spa day can be just the thing to ease tired muscles and shift those winter blues. Nor need a little me time cost the earth, as we are offering several of our top treatments (including back massages, facials and manicures) at the special price of just £45! You can also make complimentary use of our facilities while you're here, including our deliciously warming steam room and sauna. We can always bring you an extra treat too, should you fancy a cream tea, or a mug of cocoa with a hot mince pie. For full details of this superb spa offer, click here.
Christmas Crafting with Deborah Hastings (3rd December, 2016)
Why not add a personal touch to your Christmas this year with local artist Deborah Hastings? All tools, materials and instruction to make your own personalized Christmas Wreath are provided, along with refreshments, in what promises to be a fun and sociable session at Arlington Court (EX31 4LP). Book your place on 01271 850296
Christmas Gift Fair at Atlantic Village, Bideford (10 & 11 Dec 2016)
Beat the nightmare before Christmas with a craftier, more relaxed festive shopping event in Bideford. Whether you want personalized and crafted gifts or big brands at a discount, Atlantic Village promises to be a godsend for the Christmas shopper with a long or tricky gift list. Plenty of stalls and gifts on offer here, while free face painting should keep younger family members happy too. More info here: www.atlanticvillage.co.uk
Live Comedy with Seann Walsh (Sat 17th Dec)
Nationally acclaimed comic Seann Walsh is yet another big name soon to arrive in little Lynton for a night of comedy. Blessed with a brilliant live presence and a beautifully funny observations on modern life, the star of shows including 8 out of 10 Ctas and BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, is steadily becoming one of the hottest tickets on the circuit. See him in Lynton for what should be a historic night of North Devon comedy! Check for tickets, prices and further acts HERE.
Good Cheer and Festive Favourites at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel
However you decide to enjoy the festive season this year, why not join us for a true taste of North Devon this Christmas? Our restaurant and brasseries remain open and serving up seasonal treats, while our chefs will be pulling out all the stops to deliver excellent festive food and drink at our Christmas Party Dinners (still a few places left should you be looking to celebrate with friends or workmates). Keep an eye on the main site and our Facebook Page for further news.