Friday 4th Dec 17:00 - 21:00

Tavistock’s Dickensian Evening is a magical late-night shopping event that transports you back in time as shop keepers embrace the spirit and dress up in traditional attire. The smell of chestnuts cooking on steam engines will waft through the streets bringing excitement to children and adults alike. Shops will be open late, and the town will come alive with entertainment on every corner. The streets are filled with crowds who come to enjoy the old-fashioned traditional Christmas experience.   


There will be stilt walkers, reindeer, choirs, bands, street entertainers all performing throughout town.  


Festive Craft, Food & Drink and gift stalls can be found in Butcher’s Hall and around town. 


For children there's an old-fashioned merry-go-round fairground ride and lots of entertainment 


While you're in town, you can take in the festive scenes in St. Eustachius Church. 


Get here early to avoid the rush – there is free parking in the centre of town from 4pm - or why not use the Park & Ride from Morrisons Car Park.

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We want you to get the most out of your visit to Tavistock, here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit so no time will be wasted when you arrive.


Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Courtgate,

Bedford Square,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE


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