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  1. English Riviera Destination Guide
    The free English Riviera Destination Guide contains visitor information relating to: accommodation, eating out, attractions, activities.
  2. Christmas Box Office
    Spend a festive break on The English Riviera this year and you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a seasonal theatre show or yuletide event.
  3. Christmas Events
    Christmas on the English Riviera is a magical time, packed with family-friendly pop-up activities, yuletide events with twinkling lights and lively carnival processions, bringing visitors and locals together.
  4. Christmas Party Nights
    The Christmas party season on the English Riviera gets into full swing from November onwards with a sumptuous feast of events to eat, drink and be merry!
  5. Festive Food and Drink
    The English Riviera has over 200 delightful cafes, quaint tearooms and quality restaurants and an equally impressive number of cosy pubs and waterfront bars.
  6. Christmas and New Year Breaks
    Whether you’re dreaming of rural Christmas in front of a roaring log fire or want somewhere chic, modern, and close to the party action, you’ll find your perfect place to stay in The English Riviera.
  7. Fireworks on the English Riviera from Rock Walk in Torquay, Devon
    See what's happening this month on the English Riviera.

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  1. Add Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Occombe Festive Weekends and Late Night Shopping to your Itinerary

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Occombe Festive Weekends and Late Night Shopping

    Paignton

    Occombe Festive Weekends start from Saturday 27th November. Bring the family to soak up the festive atmosphere. On selected dates there’ll be music by a local choir. You can enjoy a warm mulled drink and a delicious farm baked Christmas treat and…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Nov 2021to16 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
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    11 Dec 2021to12 Dec 2021
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    18 Dec 2021to19 Dec 2021
  2. Add Train of Lights to your Itinerary

    Train of Lights

    PAIGNTON

    WE WERE PROUD WINNERS OF FOUR PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN 2019!!

    Before you read down for all the lovely details of the 2020 Train of Lights, a few words on the unusual situation we all find ourselves in. . . . .

    ​We are extraordinarily delighted to…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2021to23 Dec 2021
    From:
    27 Dec 2021to30 Dec 2021
  3. Add Christmas Craft Fair to your Itinerary

    Christmas Craft Fair

    Kingsbridge

    Unique, locally made craft, Ideal Christmas gifts. Something to suit everyone. Free Admission. Wheelchair access

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
  4. Add Carols In The Caves - Kents Cavern to your Itinerary

    Carols In The Caves - Kents Cavern

    Torquay

    Join us in 2021 for unique carols by candlelight in the underground world of Kents Cavern. A magical Christmas experience!

    Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce that Carols in the Caves is coming back in December 2021! Get into the…

    Venue

    Kents Cavern Torquay, Torquay

    Dates

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    7 Dec 2021
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    9 Dec 2021
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    16 Dec 2021
  5. Add Murder Mystery Night: Back to the 80s to your Itinerary

    Murder Mystery Night: Back to the 80s

    Torquay

    Murder Mystery Night: Back to the 80s
    This promises to be a fun night of mystery!

    Can you guess whodunnit? Our popular murder mystery evenings with the Candlelight Theatre Company see all guests turn into super sleuths.

    The action begins over…

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2021
  6. Add Cinderella to your Itinerary

    Cinderella

    Torquay

    Starring Jeremy Edwards from TV’s Hollyoaks and CBBC’s Millie Inbetween as Dandini.

    What makes a great pantomime?

    All you need is: a sprinkle of Buttons, a dash of ugly sisters, a pinch of a prince, one loyal sidekick and a dusting of a Princess. …

    Venue

    Princess Theatre Torquay, Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    10 Dec 2021to12 Dec 2021
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    14 Dec 2021to19 Dec 2021
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    21 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021
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    26 Dec 2021to31 Dec 2021
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    2 Jan 2022

    Indicative Availability

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  7. Add Breakfast with Santa to your Itinerary

    Breakfast with Santa

    Torquay

    Breakfast with Santa
    Enjoy breakfast with Santa, The Grinch & Bonnie the miniature pony.
    0-2 YEARS £5.99
    2-12 YEARS £11.99

    Dates

    From:
    11 Dec 2021Open 09:00 -
  8. Add Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo to your Itinerary

    Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo

    Paignton

    Santa is coming back to Paignton Zoo and we can’t wait!

    Santa will be taking time out from his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence in his magical grotto for more days than ever before. Children can meet Santa and receive a gift for £12 per…

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    From:
    11 Dec 2021to12 Dec 2021
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    18 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021
  9. Add YMCA Quiz Night to your Itinerary

    YMCA Quiz Night

    PAIGNTON

    Do you consider yourself a quiz master maybe your a secret Mark Labett or Ann Haggerty get your teams together and help us support a local charity helping young people in Paignton

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2021Open 07:00 -
  10. Add Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Christmas Market

    PAIGNTON

    Come and join us for some festive fun here at The Wateside Inn Paignton maybe you will find that special gift you have been looking for !! Or maybe join in with our carol singers

    At our Flaming Grill pubs we have something for everyone - our pubs…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2021Open 10:00 -
  11. Add The Holly Ball to your Itinerary

    The Holly Ball

    Torquay

    The Holly Ball 2021 will be held at the Grand Hotel, Torquay on Friday 17th December 2021. The dress code is strictly black tie, entry is subject to all guests adhering to the dress code below. Guests may either wear Dinner Jackets and Bow Ties, or…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Dec 2021
  12. Add Babbacombe Model Village - Christmas Illuminations to your Itinerary

    Babbacombe Model Village - Christmas Illuminations

    Torquay

    CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS - Dec 18th to 24th & 27th to 31st

    Our evening illuminations with some Christmas sparkle and miniature seasonal scenes -  Lights on from 4.00pm to 6.00pm (Park open 10.00am to last entry 4.30pm, park closes 6.00pm)…

    Venue

    Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    18 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021
    From:
    27 Dec 2021to31 Dec 2021
  13. Add Breakfast with Santa to your Itinerary

    Breakfast with Santa

    PAIGNTON

    Come and have breakfast with the big man his-self enjoy some fun and games and let's see how good at crafts you are !!!

    At our Flaming Grill pubs we have something for everyone - our pubs are a great place to meet with friends, family and fellow…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Dec 2021to19 Dec 2021Open 09:00 -
  14. Add Jack and the Beanstalk to your Itinerary

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Paignton

    Jack’s back in 2021!

    “A masterclass on how to deliver first class entertainment”, “it is all about the audience’s enjoyment” and “a magical experience” were just three of the comments received for Sleeping Beauty last Christmas.

    Now Jack’s back to…

    Venue

    Palace Theatre Paignton, Paignton

    Dates

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    18 Dec 2021to19 Dec 2021
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    21 Dec 2021
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    23 Dec 2021
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    26 Dec 2021to30 Dec 2021
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    1 Jan 2022to2 Jan 2022
  15. Add Santa In the Caves - Kents Cavern to your Itinerary

    Santa In the Caves - Kents Cavern

    Torquay

    Santa will be returning to Kents Cavern this year with a new Christmas Grotto Experience starting on Saturday 18th December to Friday 24th December.
    Meet Santa and his elves at Kents Cavern this Chrisrtmas.  Come along and get caught up in the…

    Venue

    Kents Cavern Torquay, Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    18 Dec 2021to19 Dec 2021
    From:
    21 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021
  16. Add Christmas Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Christmas Carol Concert

    Brixham

    This is the perfect way to start your Christmas Celebrations with a concert featuring the Torbay Brass Band and the St Margaret of Clitherow Catholic Primary School Choir along with soloist Victoria Norton. You will also get a chance to sing along…

    Venue

    Brixham Theatre, Brixham

    Dates

    From:
    19 Dec 2021
  17. Add Step into Christmas to your Itinerary

    Step into Christmas

    Torquay

    The festive season is approaching and the place to be to enjoy the biggest party in town is happening twenty-one times over right here! The mood will be right, and the spirit of goodwill will abound with this super sparkling family show, Step into…

    Venue

    Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2021to22 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
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    26 Dec 2021
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    1 Jan 2022
  18. Add Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea to your Itinerary

    Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea

    Paignton

    Our Annual Walk into the Sea event, raising funds for local good causes, takes place on Boxing Day each year on Paignton Sea Front Beach at 12 noon.

    Each year hundreds of fundraisers don optional fancy dress and at the starter's command swiftly…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Dec 2021
  19. Add Cinderella to your Itinerary

    Cinderella

    Paignton

    Get swept away by one of the most enchanting fairy tales of all time, as Wonder Productions brings us the most loved pantomime of them all – Cinderella

    This classic rags to riches story tells us of beautiful young girl who is cruelly treated by her…

    Venue

    Palace Theatre Paignton, Paignton

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jan 2022
  20. Add Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations to your Itinerary

    Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations

    Brixham

    Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade.

    Venue: The Quay, Middle Street, Fore Street, Strand, Kings Street.

    Brixham Christmas Lights Switch On Event. 
    10 am to 1 pm - A FREE Lantern…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Nov 2022

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