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The big man himself will be coming to Tavistock as usual this year and it wouldn't be Christmas without paying him a visit. Whether you call him Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, he is sure to spread joy wherever he goes. When he is busy preparing for his big trip though, he sends his Elves instead and they definitely bring the fun factor! This is where you can find the big man or his Elves in and around town...

Bedford Square

Father Christmas and his beautiful sleigh will be making an appearance right in the heart of Tavistock. 

  • 16th December  

  • 23rd December

Tavistock Christmas Festival

Get into the Christmas spirit and soak up the joyous atmosphere at the Tavistock Festive Christmas Festival.

There will be a fun and festive gnome trail for the little ones, a choir, elves, festive bouncy castles, and yummy food!

This event is entirely FREE to attend.

  • Saturday 10th December | Butchers' Hall, Tavistock Pannier Market &
    Bedford Square 

  • 10am to 4pm

Christmas Cheer with Santa at The Bedford Hotel

Embark on an enchanting family Christmas at The Bedford Hotel, nestled in the heart of Tavistock, dressed in its festive best. 

For the little ones, there's the joy of gingerbread decorating and a special surprise from Santa Claus, all while the grown-ups savour a decadent Devon Cream Tea. 

  • 23rd December

  • 11:00 & 13:00

  • £10 per person, advance booking essential, on 01822 613221

Christmas at The Bedford Hotel

Buckland Abbey

Join Father Christmas' elves for some festive storytelling on the top floor of the Abbey.

  • 9th, 10th, 19th & 21st December

  • 12:00-15:00

  • Normal Admission Applies.

Christmas at Buckland Abbey

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