There is so much going on in Barnstaple this Christmas. The festive fun kick off with our Christmas light switch on event and continues right through December with late-night shopping, carols, street food and entertainment for the whole family. 

As well as these fantastic events there will be lots of street entertainment, marching bands and choirs tjaking to the streets of the town to entertain you whilst you do your Christmas shopping.


North Devon Hospice Christmas Art, Craft & Food Fair    Sun 18th Nov Pannier Market


Christmas light switch on event         Sunday 18th Nov

                                                             3 - 7pm, Square and Strand


Visit Santa in his new grotto:             From Sunday 18th Nov 

                                                            Green Lanes


Late Night Shopping:                         Thursday 22nd, 29th Nov, Thurs 6th, 13th and 20th Dec with street                                                                   entertainment

Christmas Barum Brocante:               Sunday 2nd Dec Pannier Market

BTC Christmas Carol Service:             Thursday 6th Dec

Christmas Fayre:                                Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Sat 15th Dec

                                                            4- 9pm Square and Strand


Christmas Street Food Parties:         Thursday 13th and 20th Dec

                                                          Pannier Market


Pantomime starts:                             Friday 14th Dec – Saturday 5 Jan 2019


Barnstaple Nativity Trail                   Saturday 16 Dec


Christmas Fun Day & Elf Workshop* Saturday 22 Dec. 12 – 3.00pm

Queen Annes Café on the Strand


* there is a small charge for this event and booking required


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