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Join the spirit of Christmas! Community groups, businesses and organisations are being invited to enter Tavistock Parish Church’s Christmas Tree Festival (Nov 30 to Dec 9) in its 700th anniversary year. The Friends of St Eustachius’ Church are... more

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Autumn has to be my favourite time of year to explore the outdoors. With the leaves starting to fall, beautiful autumn colours and a slight chill in the air, it’s a wonderful time to stroll around the gardens and estate at Cotehele. There’s loads... more

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The annual Christmas flower garland has been hung, the choirs have started to sing and the chefs are busy cooking festive lunches in the restaurants. Christmas is in full swing at Cotehele, the National Trust place near Saltash. The gardeners worked more

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Step back in time and experience a Christmas Elizabethan style! With cooking in the kitchen, festive dancing in the great hall and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief – it is a Christmas not to be missed. Under a canopy of stars created more

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12th – 17th December Rock Methodist Christmas Tree Festival This is the 6th year we have held a Christmas Tree festival at Rock Church, Yelverton and each year we have about 25 sponsored trees decorated by local businesses, organisations and schools more

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9, 10, 16 & 17 December ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The very popular Entertainingly Different returns to RHS Garden Rosemoor this December for this family-friendly show based on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. This interactive, seated performanc more

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30 November to 21 December Plymouth Christmas Market More than 60 log-cabin-style stalls will fill Plymouth’s central piazza, providing a huge range of the best arts, crafts and foods from around the South West. This is a great opportunity to brows more

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Why did you become Father Christmas? As a little boy I dreamt of one day being able to bring joy to the world as my Grandfather Christmas had done before me; seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they open their sparkly new toys on Christmas Da more

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Miller Town and Country are collecting presents for sick children who have to spend time in Derriford hospital over the Christmas period... more

Angela Rippon CBE, the patron of Tavistock Stannary Brass Band, will be hosting this year’s Christmas Concert in St Eustachius’ Church. The concert will involve a mix of traditional Christmas music, brass band pieces and carols, giving the audience a more

Music & Art

We have lots going on a St Mary’s, Sampford Spiney over the Christmas period and to get us in the mood we kick off with our Christmas Extravaganza - this village tradition attracts an audience from far and wide. Hosted by a member of the clergy, it more

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22nd December at 7:30pm Harbottle & Jonas Christmas Special more

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In addition to the well-known association of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas, the plant has also been associated over the years with healing powers and fertility as well as a sign of peace and good luck. Mistletoe has come to have s more


Sunday 10 December Tavistock Festive Food, Drink and Gift Market more


Prep:45minutes › Cook:15min › Ingredients Makes 15 - 25 biscuits or decorations • 375g plain flour • 100g butter • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda • 175g light brown soft sugar • more


Charles Steevenson encourages us to be a little adventurous, to treat ourselves and not to forget the pudding wines… Whilst the Christmas season is amongst other things a time to indulge, or indeed over indulge in all things wine, it has to be said more


Christmas services Sunday 3 December 10:30am Christmas Café Church at Bere Alston United Church Tuesday 5 December 6:00pm Christingle at St John's, Horrabridge Sunday 10 December 7.30pm Carols by Candlight with Chordial Ladies Choir at Bere A more

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This winter Tavistock will be even more magical, with over 80 Christmas trees appearing around the town, festive lights shining on every street and the unique personable touch that many local businesses offer which sets our town apart. Tavistock crea more

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Escape the countdown to Christmas for few days, with a relaxing and rejuvenating Pre-Christmas Getaway at the Two Bridges Hotel. Think bracing walks, fresh Dartmoor air, crackling log fires, comfy beds and fabulous food, and you're halfway there. Th more

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