1.  Candlelit Dartmouth

2.  Let it snow

3.   Bayards Cove Inn

4.   Come home…

5.   Small News




1.  Candlelit Dartmouth

Somehow the photo above tells all!  The town will be alive with the light of candles, many shops will be open late and several stalls will be selling Christmas goodies.  Click here for more.

Our friend Tessa from The Gift Box in Market Street will be offering mulled wine on the Friday night, click here to see what Tessa is doing now, you really should!

  • Friday 3rd Dec

  • Lantern procession (theme: Dartmouth) starting from The Old Market at 6.30pm with entertainment beforehand. There will be some larger feature lanterns this year.

  • Santa’s arrival by boat in the Boatfloat at approx 7.00pm followed by a meet and greet of children at the Bandstand

  • Christmas lights switch-on 7pm.

  • 4-9pm: Market in Royal Avenue Gardens – primarily food orientated.

  • Entertainers in Royal Avenue Gardens and around town.

  • Late night shopping.

  • Park and Ride requested from 4-9pm.

  • Saturday 4th Dec

  • 10am-8pm: Market in Royal Avenue Gardens – gift oriented.

  • Additional stalls on The Boatfloat in parking bays opposite Royal Castle Hotel.

  • Entertainers, jugglers and musicians in RAG and around town – until 7pm.

  • 4pm – Illuminated flotilla of boats on the River Dart from Higher Ferry to the Lower Ferry.

  • Late night shopping – until at least 7pm.

  • Park and Ride requested from 10am-8pm.

  • Sunday 5th Dec

  • 11am-4pm: Market in Royal Avenue Gardens – gift oriented.

  • Entertainers and musicians (more emphasis on choirs and seasonal music) in RAG and around town.

  • Late afternoon “event” TBC.

  • Park and Ride requested from 11am-5pm.


2.  Let it snow

Today it snowed a bit, and the Dartmouth dot TV crew were out and about at 7:30 in the morning, as was Andy Kyle!

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


3.   Bayards Cove Inn

Becca reports: I just wanted to invite everyone along to Bayards Cove Inn (formally Bayards Hotel and Agincourt House amongst the many other names!) for a glass of mulled wine next Friday.

Angus and Charlie have been running the bed and breakfast and cafe for almost 8 weeks and up until now they have only been open for breakfast, coffees and light lunches. 

This Friday and Saturday we will be open in the evenings to support Candlelit Dartmouth and road test our mulled wine and mulled cider recipes!

We have had great feedback over the last 8 weeks and people are loving the home made cakes, speciality coffees and the warm and welcoming atmosphere but we would love to invite everyone along to join us for our first open evening!


4.   Come home… for Christmas

Helen from home reports: Come home… for Christmas

Christmas is definitely my most favourite time of year, and I’ve had so much fun stocking home… with lots of fabulous Christmassy stuff. I think I may have actually gone over the top and my stock rooms are brimming over with wreaths, scented candles & things that jingle a lot!

During Candlelit Dartmouth we will be opening late on the Friday & Saturday until 8pm and there will be lots of festive nibbles & drinks to welcome you. In addition spend over £20 and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a beautiful mohair throw – just the thing to keep you warm and cosy during this cold spell.

So come on down to home in Foss Street … and experience the magic of Christmas.


6.   Small News


  • We believe we have one of the best events diary for Dartmouth on the web.  Could you all check next year's for us please?  Any additions gratefully accepted!  Click here to view it.

  • As Christmas approaches, don't forget those in need.  Come and support Christian Aid through a bread and cheese lunch in St Saviour's Church on Tuesday 7 December at 12 noon.



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