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Top 6 Things To Do In Torbay This Christmas

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Calendar iconPosted 4th Oct 2022

Looking for a festive getaway with a dose of sea air and a sprinkling of festive spirit? Beverley Holidays is the perfect base for keeping cosy in one of our sea-view lodges or touring pitches, plus we have some magical wintertime treats right on our doorstep.

From a stream train wrapped in lights to a chance to meet the man of the moment himself, here’s our top 6 things to do in Torbay this Christmas and in the run up:

1. Bay of Lights – 25 Nov 2022-6 Jan 2023

Brand new for 2022, the English Riviera will flick the switch on its biggest-ever illuminated event when the Torbay skies light up with colour in the run-up to Christmas. From lantern parades through the pretty streets of Brixham to carols by candlelight in ancient caves, it’s the perfect way to spread some festive cheers with a staycation beside the seaside.

2. South Devon Train Of Lights – 25 Nov-30 Dec 2022

A must-do event on the Christmas calendar, the spectacular South Devon Train of Lights returns in all its twinkling glory. Hop aboard a vintage carriage adorned with thousands of lights and head off on an unforgettable journey starting in Paignton passing by fabulous festive displays before arriving in Dartmouth when the trains turns round and you experience the magic all over again.

3. Lanterns, Lights, & Luminations – Saturday 26 Nov 2022

The picture-postcard setting of Brixham is a delight to visit any time of the year, but November makes it even more magical as the fishing town plays host to a pretty lantern parade which winds through its windy alleyways. Plus, shop ‘til you drop among the market stalls and catch the Christmas light switch on with Santa himself, before the evening ends with a grand fireworks finale.

4. Carols in the Caves & Santa’s Grotto – 29 Nov-24 Dec 2022

Step into the stone age and join Santa and his friends for a magical hour-long panto-style adventure underground at Kents Cavern! Get caught up in the magic of Christmas with an experience that brings out the child in everyone. Plus, sip on a warming mulled wine while treating your ears to the soulful sounds of Carols in the Cave – a truly memorable experience by candlelight.

5. Christmas Wonderland Illuminations, 10 Dec-2 Jan

As the saying goes ‘good things come in small packages’ and Babbacome Model Village is the perfect festive treat for little ones with its delightful miniature seasonal scenes. Join its tiny folk as they prepare for Christmas and have fun spotting miniature Santas using the Christmas character spotter sheet. This day and night experience will bring seasonal cheer to all the family.

Brixham Santa Run

6. Brixham Seaside Santa Run,  4 Dec

This 3k charity fun run is hosted by Brixham Harriers and is perfect for both novice Santas or a more accomplished sleigh rider! Though, if running dressed as the big man himself doesn’t take your fancy, it’s certainly worth watching.

The event starts and finishes under the historical Old Brixham Fish Market on the harbour. With the Santas running out past the Golden Hind and around the beautiful old harbour, the halfway point is about three-quarters of the way down the breakwater before returning along the same route to the finish line. where you’ll receive a well-earned medal, and have a mince pie and warm drink waiting for you.


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