One hundred Christmas trees to light up Great Barn for Buckland Abbey’s ‘River of Light’

On Saturday 4 December, the medieval Great Barn at Buckland Abbey, near Plymouth opens its doors for Christmas 2021 with over a hundred twinkly trees and watery light illuminations. The ‘River of Light’ illuminations in the Great Barn have been inspired by the Cistercian monks who founded Buckland Abbey nearly 800 years ago and first arrived at their home by navigating their way along the...

Christmas at The Box

The Box, Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive is promising a festive season to remember for all the family! Visitors can craft their own decorations, gift wrap and even hand-made presents at Christmas workshops, enjoy a special breakfast with Santa and a special late-night opening designed for children and adults of all ages, rounded off with festive treats at The Box...

Nutcracker story to sparkle with over 48,000 lights at Saltram this Christmas

The National Trust’s Saltram will be bringing some festive sparkle to the ground floor of the Georgian mansion near Plymouth. A staggering 48,460 lights will be adorning the huge Christmas trees inside the house, with the grand rooms elaborately decorated to tell the story of the Nutcracker. Booking will be essential with limited tickets to visit the display inside the house and garden until...

Calling East Devon Christmas shoppers to Please Stop Here

East Devon District Council has launched a Christmas campaign to encourage all residents to shop locally for all their Christmas gifts and food this year.

A study* shows that half of UK adults plan to make the most of Christmas 2021, with 30% of locals in the South West intending to spend more money than last year. East Devon District Council is working with local businesses and high...

Christmas celebrations start at Drake Circus

Christmas officially arrived at Drake Circus yesterday with the switch on of its festive lights and the announcement of its seasonal celebrations which includes five weekends of festive fun.

Every weekend from Saturday 20th November until Christmas, festive characters will be popping up at the centre to sprinkle some Christmas cheer.

This includes visits from the juggling...

Join Drake Circus for its Christmas lights switch-on

Drake Circus shopping centre
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 15:30 to 19:00

Join the Drake Circus team and their festive helpers as they prepare to make the centre sparkle with the Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm on Thursday 18th November.

Celebrations will start from 3.30pm, with plenty of festive tunes to get visitors in the Christmas spirit, and Santa’s elves will be on hand to perform some of the North Pole’s finest magic tricks. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the Frosted Polar Bear, who’ll be snuffling around the centre for stray fish and saying hello to all the little (and big) shoppers.

The centre’s Old Town Street entrance will also be...

Aldi is donating food to charities in Devon over Christmas - here's how to apply

Aldi is embracing the time for giving by encouraging local charities, community groups and food banks in Devon to register now to receive surplus food donations this Christmas.

As part of Aldi’s pledge to donate 10 million meals this year to families across the UK facing hunger, the supermarket has committed to donate more meals than ever to good causes over the festive period....

Amazon to Hire more than 50 for Seasonal Roles in Plymouth

Amazon has announced it is hiring for 20,000 seasonal positions across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sortation centres and delivery stations during the festive season, including more than 50 in Plymouth.

Pay for Operations roles starts at a minimum of £10.00 p/h rising to £11.10 p/h in some parts of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary, or seasonal roles in Amazon’s...


This Christmas you are cordially invited to the Barnstaple Ball as the Queen's Theatre hosts everybody's favourite pantomime - Cinderella ! From Friday 10th December to Friday 31st December 2021 .

Polish off your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and join Prince Charming as he hosts the party of the year in search of his one true love. Will he succeed before the clock strikes twelve? Will the hilarious Ugly Sisters steal his heart? Will the Fairy Godmother's magic ensure we all live happily ever after? There is only one way to...

 Fairy tales really do come true! Local girl set to make her professional debut in star-studded panto

Producers at RED Entertainment in association with Prime Pantomimes & the Queen's Theatre Barnstaple have announced further stars for this year's must-see pantomime adventure, Cinderella !

Joining national treasure Amanda Barrie (Coronation Street, Carry On Cleo, Bad Girls) and returning for her third year running, Barnstaple's favourite Nicki French , is Eastenders star Jonny...