Christmas magic in the Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley is a truly magical place to be at Christmas time, the local communities and festivities are what really bring people together here, as well as of course the amazing Tavistock Christmas markets and lantern parades!

Cotehele Christmas Garland

Celebrate Christmas with a festive day out to Cotehele.

Step back in time to see a recreation of how the garland tradition begun, see Cotehele Mill decorated for a family Christmas and head out on a frosty walk around the estate

Tavistock at Christmas

Tavistock itself is a delight to explore. A wealth of independent shops selling local products from cheese to chocolate, and from fashion to fine art. The ancient Tavistock Pannier Market lies in the heart of town, featuring a different but equally interesting market each day of the week, made so much more magical at Christmas time!

Dickensian Evening

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 magic of Tavistock’s festive traditions

The Tavistock lights are loved by all locals and visitors. From the Town Hall’s white twinkly lights to the multicoloured Church Yard lights that illuminate the trees, it is a magical experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Festive Craft, Food & Drink and gift stalls can be found in Butcher’s Hall and around town. While you’re in town, you can take in the festive scenes in St. Eustachius Church.

Tavistock Dickensian Evening is a much-loved Christmas tradition and is hugely important to the local community and it’s businesses, the shops love getting involved with victorian costumes and old steam engines!

The whole town comes alive, clubbing together they pull off a Christmas miracle, with snow, churros venders, fancy dress, stilt walkers, steam rollers, horse and carriage, lantern displays and children’s quoirs, an evening of merryment!

Buckland Abbey’s festive forrest

The Great Barn has been filled with a forest of 200 twinkling Christmas trees, with a winding path in the middle leading to the 30ft Christmas tree, aswell as one thousand willow stars made by visitors and volunteers at Buckland Abbey as a Christmas wish or tribute to somebody special.

Pannier Market & Butchers Hall

Festive Craft, Food & Drink and gift stalls can be found in Butcher’s Hall and around town. While you’re in town, you can take in the festive scenes in St. Eustachius Church.

Tavistock has had the distinction of being voted Best Market Town in Britain. Tavistock’s thriving Pannier Market can be found in the heart of town, Tavistock Pannier Market is open from 9am until 4.30pm

The whole of Tavistock lights up from November to January to celebrate this festive period.

Judge the annual Christmas tree competition in you can take in St. Eustachius Church, where the whole community has come together to decorate their own themed trees to raise money for their local charities.

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