Friday 13th November 2020

Christmas Events in Woolacombe and North Devon

There’s no dispute that Woolacombe makes for a superb family holiday destination during the summer. However, North Devon also plays host to a number of festive events that take place in the winter months. With less of the bustling crowds that you might find during the summertime, this is a chance to appreciate a bit of calm in the region. A time to enjoy a Christmas market, a winter walk on the coastal path, followed by a traditional pub. Having a cosy holiday cottage near Woolacombe to head back to is the icing on the cake!

Here’s our guide to some of the Christmas events near Woolacombe in 2019.

Christmas Shopping Evening at Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre

20th November, 17:00 - 20:00
Woolacombe TIC

Early in the calendar of festive events in Woolacombe is the Christmas Shopping Evening at the Tourist Information Centre. The perfect excuse to sip a glass of delicious mulled wine while browsing the range of Christmas gifts and cards.

Christmas Craft Fayre at The Jube, Woolacombe 

30th Nov, 12:00 - 17:00
The Jube, Woolacombe

This indoor craft market at the Jube is a great opportunity to be part of the local community at Christmas. Enjoy a mulled wine, mince pie and try your luck on the raffle – all for a good cause in helping to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Woolacombe at Christmas 2019 

7th December
Red Barn, Brundles, Beach House, Tides Inn, Bar Electric

Woolacombe at Christmas is a festive extravaganza of events for all the family in a variety of great establishments. These include carol singing around the village Christmas tree. A Christmas treasure hunt, beer festival at The Red Barn, Christmas films and mince pies at Brundles Bar and Restaurant, and 'Carol-oke' at The Beach House. There's Chritmas crafts for kids at The Tides Inn and snow on the terrace at Bar Electric. Get the latest information on the Facebook event page.

christmas events in woolacombe

North Devon Christmas Market 

7th December

North Devon Christmas Market is the biggest event of its kind in Devon. Braunton town centre is completely transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland every December. Browse a range of unique items offered by over 150 stalls – a chance to get hold of some memorable Christmas gifts. You can't fail to get into the Christmas spirit as you take in the atmosphere and sample the festive food & drink.

Christmas Market at The Big Sheep 

7th, 14th, 21st December, 9:00 - 14:00
The Big Sheep, Bideford

The indoor barn at The Big Sheep is the place to be on Saturday mornings leading up to Christmas. Browse the delicious locally produced food and handmade gifts – a good chance to pick up a free range turkey for Christmas dinner.

Santa’s Grotto and Elf Emporium at The Milky Way 

7th - 21st December
The Milky Way Adventure Park

A truly magical day of unforgettable festive fun at the Milky Way in Bideford. It's an hour's drive from Willingcott Valley, but well worth it! All sorts of ways to step into Christmas are on offer here – meet Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread and make tasty reindeer treats. Please note: due to high demand pre-booking is essential.

meet Father Christmas in North Devon this Christmas

Santas On The Beach 

8th December, 9:00 - 11:00am
Woolacombe Beach

There's nothing quite like the sight of dozen's of Santas running along the beach at Woolacombe. Walk, run or skip along the beautiful beach and support the local good cause of North Devon Hospice. Follow the Santa on Woolacombe beach Facebook event page.

santas on the beach, christmas event in Woolacombe

Watersmeet Christmas Trail 

21st December, 11:00am
National Trust - Watersmeet

Wrap up warm for this Christmas trail through the valley. Look for the reindeer and snowman as they hold the clues that make up the all-important festive word. With the magic word noted, make your way back to the Watersmeet tea-room to claim your prize. The trail is completely free but donations are welcome.

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