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Top 5 Things To Do This December In Torbay

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Calendar iconPosted 1st Dec 2018

It’s the first of December and the festive season is well and truly upon us. If you’re thinking of having a sneaky little Christmas break away then our holiday lodges provide the perfect retreat for you to explore everything that the English Riviera has to offer.

Here’s our top 5 things to do in Torbay this month…

1. The Train Of Lights, Paignton – December

Take a festive trip on the Train Of Lights this December with Dartmouth Steams Railway. Your illuminated journey starts in Paignton, where the train with vintage carriages awaits you – decorated with thousands of lights. You will arrive at Churston Station where the dazzling show begins!

Various dates between 1 – 31 December! This is a ticketed event so pre-booking is essential. For more information or to book, visit the Dartmouth Steam Railway website.

Train Of Lights


2. Christmas By The Sea, Paignton & Torquay, 1 – 23 December

With Beverley Holidays situated right in the heart of all the action, why not join in with some exciting festivities beside the seaside. With Christmas events and activities happening all across the bay, we have something to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. There will be carols and crafts, lanterns and mulled wine! Come see, hear and feel Christmas in Torbay this year!

For more information, visit the English Riviera website.

Paignton fest

3. Santa In The Caves, Kents Cavern, Torquay – 2-24 December

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 another exciting Christmas with an experience that brings out the child in everyone.

Ticket includes an hour-long show, a visit from Santa, Christmas presents, mulled wine and mince pies.

For more information or to book, visit the Kents Cavern website.

Kents Cavern

4. Totnes Christmas Market, Totnes – 4, 11 & 18 December

Totnes market square will once again play host to its diverse variety of Christmas stalls this year and the late-night shopping events are one of the biggest events of the year for Totnes.

The late-night shopping will take place on Tuesday evenings on the 5, 12 and 19 of December from 3.30pm to 9.30pm.

Catch a bite to eat with delicious food and have a sip on some local cider and mulled wine as you Christmas shop till you drop!

For more information, please visit the Totnes Christmas Market website.

Christmas shopping

5. Boxing Day Dip, Torquay – 26 December

Every year hundreds of mad but brave participants take part in the traditional Boxing Day Dip. The event always attracts lots of visitors with participants encouraged to wear fancy dress.

This annual event is organized by Torquay Squadron Air Training Corps and is enjoyed by both members and the public in aid of raising funds for the unit as well as an additional chosen charity which this year is Tormohun Rortary Charities.

The Dip will take place from Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay on 26th December at 11am. Are you brave enough to embrace the cold winter sea?

For more information, please visit the English Riviera website.

Boxing Day dip

Make the most of this Christmas and all these fun and exciting events by booking your next winter break today by calling us on 01803 843887.

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