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What’s on


What’s on EVENTS


23rd November – 16th December EXETER CHRISTMAS MARKET


Cathedral Green, Exeter This festive season Exeter’s Cathedral Green will be brought to life by a spectacular Christmas market. Monday to Wednesday, 10am - 8pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm.


2nd, 9th & 16th December LUNCH IN THE HOUSE KITCHEN


Greenway House, Galmpton Celebrate Christmas in true style, with the exclusive opportunity to have lunch in the fabulous setting of the Greenway house kitchen. This event also includes a rare chance to see Greenway undercover with a guided house tours before your meal. Tickets: £19.95, Contact: 01803 842382, greenway@ nationaltrust.org.uk.


2nd December TORBAY COAST & COUNTRYSIDE TRUST – VEGETARIAN XMAS


Occombe Farm Cookery School Tired of turkey? Catering for non- meat eaters? Join us for a masterclass packed with alternative Christmas cuisine. Discover delicious recipes and ideas for a vegetarian Christmas, plus exciting canapés and party nibbles. Workshop led by Lucy Croose – owner of home baking business Cakes, Bakes and Coffee. Time: 10am-4pm. Cost: Adults £65, includes lunch. Booking essential on 01803 520022 or at www.countryside-trust.org.uk.


4th December KEEPING YOU SAFE ON THE DART & IN THE BAY


The Flavel, Dartmouth Talk by John Fenton of the RNLI for the Dartmouth & Kingswear Society. 7.30 – 9pm. Free Entry. All welcome.


4th, 11th & 18th December TOTNES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Totnes


A series of three festive events to be held on Tuesday afternoons and into the evening with entertainment, shopping, food, music and lots of fun. Dates are December 4th , 11th


and 18th. The original and best-loved events of their kind in South Devon. New for 2012 - more emphasis on family fun and local producers.


6th, 7th, 13th, 14th December FESTIVE FEAST


Greenway House, Galmpton Enjoy a festive feast around the beautiful mahogany table with three delicious seasonal courses. To make your day event more special, join our knowledgeable volunteers for a tour of the house during the winter cleaning programme. Tickets: £30, Contact: Greenway, 01803 842382, greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk.


6th & 7th December BRNC VOLUNTEER BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERTS


Caspar John Hall, BRNC Start at 7.30pm. For civilian audience members there will be no entry to the college without a ticket. These must be obtained prior to the concert from the TIC. A coach shuttle service will operate from the Nat West Bank and also the Park and Ride from 1820 hrs to 1920hrs and return you on completion of the concert. Tickets, £8 - Contact Dartmouth TIC.


7th December BLACKAWTON & DITTISHAM CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR


Blackawton Village Hall 1pm – 5pm. Handmade gifts, Christmas presents, Stocking Fillers, Cards & Local Christmas Foods. Refreshments available. Contact: Sarah-Louise Green Tel: 07777 622356.


8th & 9th December FESTIVE FAMILY FUN WEEKEND Dartmouth Castle


11am- 4pm. Immerse yourself in all things festive with our weekend of Christmas fun for all the family. Get hands-on with some cracking Christmas crafts, listen to wintry tales of times gone by and take part in our special trail around the grounds of the Castle. A perfect way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit with your family and friends. Tickets available on the site on the day.


7th December CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING


Coleton Fishacre Learn how to make your own Christmas wreath at Coleton Fishacre using seasonal foliage from the garden. A friendly and experienced tutor will guide you through the process of making your own Christmas wreath to take home. Included in the price are all your wreath-making materials as well as a two course cooked lunch and refreshments. Tickets: £25 Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk


8th, 15th & 22nd December FATHER CHRISTMAS AT COLETON FISHACRE Coleton Fishacre


Father Christmas is coming down the chimney at Coleton Fishacre this December... Meet Father Christmas, bring along your letters to him and follow the trail to post them to the North Pole. Child £3. More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk


8th December CHRISTMAS DEMILLY DE BAERE CHAMPAGNE CRUISE


Dartmouth Steam Railway Join the Dart Explorer, for this truly wonderful cruise on the river Dart to celebrate the festive season. Once again, you will be entertained and dance the night away to the Dart Pack (Devon’s finest!) performing many of the greatest swing numbers of all time. Telephone: 01803 555872. Online: www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk


8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December SANTA TRAINS


Dartmouth Steam Railway You will arrive at our brand new station in Paignton and travel on the steam train to Kingswear (and return). During your journey mince pies and mulled wine can be enjoyed by the adults, and they’ll be a homemade biscuit for the children. Santa will come and visit with a gift for each child. There is no pantomime this year (boo, hiss!). However, there will be various children’s rides at Paignton to keep the family entertained and the café


Please mention By The Dart when responding to adverts. To advertise here, please call 01803 835740 or email mark@bythedart.co.uk


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