Things to Watch Out For This Christmas In Dartmoor!

Festive Delights: Christmas Events And Markets Near Dartmoor

The festive season is upon us and there’s a tonne of fabulous things to do on Dartmoor! Get yourself out and about this November & December. If you live further a field, be sure to book into Bearslake Inn. We have some great offers on rooms. Let’s see what Christmas events and Christmas markets there are on Dartmoor!


Okehampton Edwardian Christmas Evening Event, Dartmoor

Kickstart your Christmas season on Dartmoor in style with this evening of festivities in Okehampton's town centre on Thursday, November 30th. It runs from 18:00 to 21:00. They have carol singing with the Mayor in attendance, plus enchanting songs by Terrie-May and Alison Moyna, and magical stilt walkers. Also, there are lots of fun things for kids including a magical gnome trail! 

You can shop for unique gifts at 35 stalls and indulge in delicious street food. Local shops and businesses will stay open late to join in the festive spirit. This community-focused event is sponsored by Everything Okehampton and is completely free to attend. Why not start or finish off the night with a drink and a meal at Bearslake Inn? Or better still book a room and stay a few nights.

Tavistock Christmas Lights

Tavistock Christmas Lights Event on Dartmoor

The Christmas lights will be switched on, on December 1st. The Tavistock Dickensian Evening light switch-on promises to be a fantastic event. The lights go on at 5:45 pm.  There are also 'Thawed' Stilt Walkers, Elfic the Juggler, Terrie-Mae McNulty, and the legendary Santa Paws Grotto. 


Clovelly Christmas Lights

Clovelly Christmas Lights Event on Dartmoor

Also not to be missed on Sunday, December 3rd is the Clovelly Christmas lights switch-on. Clovelly is situated in a stunning location on the North Devon coast. This ancient fishing village was once owned by the Queen of England. It is a beautiful spot situated on a 400-foot cliff overlooking the sea. 

Why not do both Tavistock and Clovelly and stay the weekend at Bearslake Inn? That way you can enjoy our gastro menu and a delightful selection of local alcohol. Kick back and relax!


Christmas Train of Lights, a christmas event in Dartmoor

The Dartmoor Train of Christmas Lights!

The mesmerising world of the Christmas Train of Lights is an exceptional Christmas event on Dartmoor. As the UK's first-ever steam train of lights, it is an enchanting journey of delights. 

The adventure begins at Queen's Park Station in Paignton, where the vintage carriages are adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. All aboard for the first 15-minute ride to Churston Station where the real magic begins. First, you’re whisked through the Greenway tunnel. Then, you emerge from the tunnel into an enchanted forest that has been transformed by illuminated Christmas lights. The magical journey ends with the twinkling lights of Dartmouth reflecting on the tranquil river Dart. 


Exeter Christmas Market

Christmas Markets Galore In Dartmoor and Devon!

 'Tis the season to be merry at Bearslake Inn! Get ready to jingle all the way because we've got exciting news about Christmas markets on Dartmoor to share…

Exeter Christmas Market

From Friday 17th November to 17th December 2023, enjoy a delightful day out at Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market. With hundreds of festive chalets selling local gifts and produce, along with bars offering street food from around the globe, it's a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy free entry into the stunning Exeter Cathedral and experience the captivating ‘Light of Hope Star’ installation by artist Peter Walker. Soak up the festive spirit in Exeter at Devon and Dartmoor’s largest Christmas market!

When you're done exploring the market, why not relax at Bearslake Inn, a charming country pub with a welcoming atmosphere? Our pub restaurant offers gourmet food, including a traditional Sunday roast dinner and delicious cream tea or afternoon tea. As one of the best local pubs, we are dog-friendly and provide a cozy setting for weekend breaks. Enjoy comfortable stays at our Dartmoor Inn, one of the finest pubs with rooms in the area.



Tavistock Christmas Market

Tavistock Christmas Market at the Butchers’ Hall

Nearer to Bearslake Inn is the Butchers’ Hall Christmas market in Tavistock. From the 14th of December to the 23rd of December 2023, the Butchers' Hall will transform into a winter wonderland. 

Take a stroll through this charming market. You’ll find an extensive array of traders showcasing their wares and handcrafted goodies to fill those Christmas stockings. Spiced mulled wine, freshly baked gingerbread, and a host of foodie treats. What else could you ask for? The Tavistock Christmas Market opens daily from 9 am to 4 pm, giving you ample time to explore.

For a comprehensive list of Christmas markets in Dartmoor and Devon, check out the Devon Heaven website. 


Christmas dining Bearslake Inn

Bearslake Inn For The Perfect Festive Experience!

If you’re heading to Dartmoor to check out the Christmas markets and events, be sure to book a room at Bearslake Inn. We are running room deals over the festive period. Come and relax in the evenings at our fab 13th-century inn after a day of Christmas markets and events on Dartmoor!

Festive Parties on Dartmoor For Family, Friends Or Work

We also have spaces for festive parties for work dos, family and friend gatherings. If you need a venue for a Christmas party, pick up the phone. 

A Twixmas Stay On Dartmoor For A Family Timeout!

From 28th, 29th, and 30th December, why not escape the stress of an extended family Christmas with a short Twixmas break? It is the perfect way to chill out before New Year’s Eve.

See our special offers on our website on food, drink, rooms etc. For details of Festive parties including Christmas Day dining (almost full) read here

Have fun this Christmas! 

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