Nov
18
Sat
Winter Wonderland Grotto @ Gallery Level
Nov 18 – Dec 24 all-day

Winter Wonderland Grotto

ROTARY’S grotto welcomes visitors of all ages to Fleet Walk Shopping Centre for a spectacular sparkling festive wonderland.www-englishriviera-co

Experience this amazing display which every year welcomes thousands of visitors through its door and equally raises thousands of pounds for local Rotary charities. The grotto is run entirely by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, Tormohun.

Please don’t miss Torquay’s traditional festive attraction, delighting generations of families year after year!

Dec
1
Fri
Bygones At Christmas @ Bygones At Christmas
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Bygones At Christmas

 

BYGONES RUNS A SEASONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS WITH A FOCUS ON FUN FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES.

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
1 – 31 December 2017
Join us for Christmas in 1897 with decorations, 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free!

imagesBREAKFAST & LUNCH WITH SANTA
Breakfast 10am, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2017
Lunch 1pm, 22nd, 23rd, (24th- 11.45 Brunch) December 2017
Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop where children will meet Father Christmas and receive a gift! Adult £9.50, Kids £9.50. Annual ticket holders receive 10% off bookings up to December 1st (subject to availability). Booking essential- bookings now being taken! Phone 01803 326108.

Coleton Aglow @ Coleton Fishacre
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm
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Coleton Aglow ~ Kingswear

Why not wrap up warm and explore the garden at Coleton Fishacre as it is aglow with festive light? The streams, beautiful trees and exotic features of the garden are lit for Christmas in spectacular fashion and the house is ready for a 1920s Christmas party this December.

The garden at night:
A walk through the garden during Coleton aglow truly delights. The route leads you between twinkling fairy lights down past the front of the house to the Rill Garden where the stream through the centre of the garden is filled with light and the colours of the summer recreated with uplighters. Down through the centre of the garden the ponds and trees are awash with warm and colourful light, and above your heads disco balls glitter. You’ll pass the Quarry where a giant cocktail glass spills champagne bubbles, reminiscent of the party taking place in the house. At the bottom of the garden you’ll reach the tree fern glade, before coming back up the garden to the summer house, where you can take a moment to admire the views across the route you’ve just walked and see the wave of lights cascade down Cathedral Bank.

This walk takes about 40 minutes, after which you can warm up in the gazebo with a mulled wine. There is also a short route which leads past the house to the gazebo and back, if you aren’t up for walking the entire route or you’re looking to avoid steps and steep hills. Dogs are welcome in the garden on short leads.

Christmas in the house:
The Christmas decorations this year have been inspired by a Christmas party which took place at Coleton Fishacre in 1929. The D’Oyly Carte family built Coleton Fishacre as their country home, and spent their time here relaxing and entertaining in style. When you visit the house you’ll see preparations underway for a glamourous 1920s Christmas party just waiting for the guests’ arrival. You’ll be able to try on your party outfit in the handling room, listen to party music playing in the Saloon and there’ll be parlour games in the Sitting Room such as Gilbert and Sullivan charades.

Dates, times and booking:
Coleton aglow is running on Fridays – Sundays from 1 to 17 December and Wednesdays – Sundays from 20 to 31 December. There are two time slots available to book for your visit: 5-6.30pm or 5.30-7pm.

Normal admissions apply for Coleton aglow, and entry is free for National Trust members and under-fives.

Booking is essential; please call 01803 842382 to book. Places are limited: when you book, you will be allocated a parking space. You will need to bring proof of booking with you to be granted admission to the car park.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Christmas at Cockington Court @ Cockington Court
Dec 2 – Dec 17 all-day

Christmas at Cockington Court

In the lead up to Christmas, every weekend in December there will be pop-up activities, with music and a Christmas trail, all while you browse the craft studios to find unique, handmade gifts. The exhibition in the Gallery will be showcasing the finest gifts for you to pick up for Christmas.

cockington-christmas4As a special treat, Santa will be joining us on the following dates as part of our Christmas trail:
2nd and 3rd
9th and 10th
16th and 17th

With fine art, paintings and prints, slate gifts, traditional wooden toys, hand crafted leather goods, ceramics, mosaics and jewellery amongst the luxury handmade products, there is something for everyone.

Would you like to book a stall for our Christmas events?
To find out more and apply, please download the application form and return to francesca.anderson@tedcltd.com

 

Dec
3
Sun
Santa In The Caves @ Kents Cavern
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm

Santa In The Caves

phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpgJoin Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure – more than just a Grotto! Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you book online in advance.

Come along, find out and get caught up in the magic as another exciting Christmas adventure ensues full of; Christmas spirit, fun and laughter for all the family. A truly wonderful experience that brings out the child in everyone and puts the joy and wonder back into Christmas! Join in, in this hour long Panto sytle adventure around the caves, with some of the best Christmas characters. Your ticket includes; an hour long promenade performance, a personal visit with Santa, fantastic Christmas presents, mulled wine and mince pies -what more could you ask for!? Each child (2-12) meets Santa and receives a wrapped quality present.

Dec
8
Fri
Aladdin – Princess Theatre Torquay @ Princess Theatre
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm
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Aladdin

Aladdin is the big fun, not-to-be missed pantomime at the Princess Theatre, Torquay this Christmas.

Sam Callaghan (X Factor) plays Aladdin, the son of a poor laundry owner. He falls in love with the Princess, daughter of the Empress of China, Anne Hegerty, (ITV’s The Chase) and must prove himself a worthy suitor.

Aladdin, finding a rusty old lamp, becomes master of the Genie inside but the Wicked Sorcerer, Evil Abanazar played by Tom Owen also wants the lamp.

Can Aladdin and his friends, including Luke Friend (X Factor) as the Genie of the Ring, outwit the baddie, keep the lamp, marry the Princess and live happily ever after?

You’ll have to come and see to be sure. Hop on a magic carpet and fly to a magical place of mystery and enchantment, where carpets fly, genies live and love conquers all.

 

Dec
9
Sat
Living Coasts Festive Weekend @ Living Coasts
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm

Living Coasts Festive Weekend

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Follow the signs to meet our happy elves, take an ‘Eflie Selfie’ and receive a prize*
Meet Batman and Captain America plus Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
(Saturday 9th, 12pm-2pm – Anna and Elsa. Sunday 10th, 12pm-2pm – Batman & Captain America)
Watch Santa’s elves feed our penguins daily at 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Get your face painted**, watch special animal enrichment and more!
Listen to Carol singing and enjoy festive food and drink in our Terrace Café

*£2.50 per trail, available while stocks last. Standard Living Coasts admission applies.
**£4.50 charge.

Dec
13
Wed
Christmas Is Magical @ Babbacombe Theatre
Dec 13 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day

Babbacombe Theatre ~ Torquay

Christmas Is Magical

An enormous hit with the Babbacombe Theatre audiences, this past two years has been Steve Laister.phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpgIt is great to have him back again with even more side-splitting original humour that will make you laugh louder than ever. He is joined on stage by other artistes instantly recognisable to Babbacombe Theatre regulars, including International Illusionist Daniel Dean, a master of his craft who will not only amaze you, but leave you in wonder, as you ponder, “how did he do that?” Additionally, we welcome back the delightful Lindsey Collard, a talented actress and singing sensation, the effervescent Wayne ‘Champagne’ Martin who is literally up for anything to generate a laugh. You may be familiar too with our troupe of sassy dancers, Danze Magique, who execute wonderfully the highly acclaimed dance routines set by our choreographer, Sadie Oliver, set to the musical arrangements of the Musical Director, Pete Leonard.

Glitz and glamour come in all guises in this show of festive fun, with Disney favourites, Moana & Maui, dashing cavaliers and a host of heavenly angels. Look out though for the international travellers raising ‘a glass’ or ‘twelve’ of cheer, as they enjoy; just a little bit too much, of the Christmas Spirit!

Inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography and musical arrangements are without exception the icing on the Christmas cake in Christmas is…Magical. After all, the theatre experience is never just about the performance.

Christmas wouldn’t be half as much fun without the obligatory ‘Singalong’ and this show promises some true yuletide favourites, with White Christmas, Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells & Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Albeit with some, movie masterpieces highlighted, as well as pop hits and comedic classics that feature the song writing talents of the late greats, Benny Hill and Victoria Wood, you are promised a bountiful punch of musical moments.

Dec
26
Tue
Boxing Day Dip ~ Torquay @ Corbyn Head Beach
Dec 26 all-day

Boxing Day Dip ~ Torquaywww-englishriviera-co

The Boxing Day Dip is an annual event organized by No. 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps and is enjoyed by both members and the general public in aid of raising funds for the unit as well as an additional chosen charity.

The Dip will take place from Corbyn Head Beach, Torquay (opposite the Grand Hotel) on 26th December 2017, time TBC.

Tasteful fancy dress is encouraged and changing facilities will be kindly provided for participants in the Grand Hotel after the event.

There is no cost to get involved as either a participant or just to come along to support your local Air Cadet unit. If you would like to join in a Sponsorship form can be downloaded from the Squadron Website resources section.

The Air Training Corps is open to young people aged 12 (Year 8) to 17 who are interested in a challenge including such activities as flying, gliding, target shooting, sports, music or adventure training. 200 (Torquay) Squadron meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Please visit our website at www.200sqn.co.uk to find out when the next induction dates are being held.