What's On In Plymouth - December 2016

PLYMOUTH CHRISTMAS MARKET - 1st – 18th December / Armada Way

Plymouth's Christmas Market returns to the heart of Plymouth City Centre, 1 - 18 December and will see over 50 stalls in the style of traditional pretty log cabins selling the best arts, crafts and foods from around the South West. New for this year there is Bavarian style bar with heated seating area where you will be able to sit and soak in the atmosphere.

Also new for this year and in the heart of the market we have a large marquee which will be host to a selection of entertainment in the form of choirs and singers performing all your favourite Christmas songs Thursday – Sunday every week.

You will also be able to pick up your real Christmas Tree from Rise Garden Centre who can also be found in the marquee. They are offering a deliver to car service for a donation to charity. Visitors to the market will be able to enjoy an array of local produce to sample or to pick up that unique Christmas gift for that special someone.

RADIANT CHRISTMAS GROTTO - 3rd – 23rd December / Radiant Gallery & RumpusCosy, Derry’s Cross

Various shows every day, booking essential.

TANKUS THE HENGE - 10th December / The Hub, Bath Street

Tankus the Henge are six sharp dressed and bedraggled gentlemen hailing from some of the more eccentric parts of London Town. Their music draws from a multitudinous array of influences including rock, ragtime, reggae, blues, funk, disco, gypsy punk and Django. With a big beat and a carnival air it will get you out of your seat and dancing the tango. Age 15+. Tickets £9 in advance from www.seetickets.com

CHRISTMAS SPEED WINE TASTING - 15th December, 7 – 10pm / Le Vignoble, Royal William Yard

Our first ever 'Speed Tasting' event is here just in time for Christmas! Work your way around the room trying different wines from our different suppliers, and take advantage of our exclusive discount for the evening.

LAND OF THE GIANTS + THE SCRIBES - 16th December, 8pm / The Hub, Bath Street

Catch local favourites, Land of the Giants at The Hub, with support from The Scribes. Get your stomping boots on, because The Giants are sure to have you jumping into the night. Age 18+. Tickets £8 in advance from www.seetickets.com

Carols by Candlelight - 18 Dec 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. / Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade

A firm favourite of those who live or work in Plymouth city centre, pop along to Royal Parade on the evening of Sunday 18th and enjoy traditional carols and Christmas readings by candlelight. Refreshments are available; including some delicious mince pies.

What's On In Plymouth - November 2016

HOT CLUB OF STONEHOUSE - 4th November, from 7.15pm / River Cottage Canteen, Royal William Yard

Get your dancing shoes ready for evening of live music with Hot Club of Stonehouse, a toe-tapping, skirt swinging, gypsy swing band. Finish your working week in style and join us for our Canteen Cocktail Club - enjoy two cocktails for £10 from 6pm on this night. Band Set times: 7.15 – 8pm and 8.15- 9pm.

BONFIRE NIGHT - 5th November / Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday 5 November on The Hoe for Bonfire Night. Fairground rides and catering stands will be open from 4pm and entertainment, courtesy of Radio Plymouth will be provided from 6pm. As the night draws in and the temperature drops, this event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. The fireworks display will be set off from the Citadel at 8pm.

PLYMOUTH CHRISTMAS SHOW - 12th November, 10am - 5pm / Plymouth Guildhall

Bring your friends and family to explore our Christmas Market, pop along to the Santa’s Grotto or feast down on a mince pie. You’ll find everything you need to make this year’s holiday season festive; Christmas crafts, holiday gifts, seasonal fashions & decor, entertaining tips and a whole lot more! Entry is FREE.

Bring your kids – Santa is making an early visit from the North Pole in our special Santa’s Grotto!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON - Armada Way / 17th November

Celebrate the start of the festive season with the Plymouth City Centre Christmas lights switch on, 17 November 2016.

DRAKE CIRCUS SANTA’S GROTTO - 17th November – 24th December / Drake Circus Shopping Centre

Let your children’s wish come early this Christmas by taking them to visit Santa in his magical grotto. Pre-booking is advisable but not essential and can be done online at http://www.drakecircus.com/

ANNIKA SKOOGH TRIO - 18th November, from 7.15pm / River Cottage Canteen, Royal William Yard

Join us for an evening of jazz with Annika Skoogh Trio. Annika is a vibrant jazz vocalist, who mixes Brazilian sounds, with jazz, soul and funk. Finish your working week in style and join us for our Canteen Cocktail Club - enjoy two cocktails for £10 from 6pm on this night. Band Set times: 7.15 – 8pm and 8.15- 9pm.

ALL THINGS VINTAGE AND FESTIVE SHOW - 19th November, 10.30 – 4.30 / Plymouth Guildhall

Over 60 Vintage & Artisan exhibitors including lots of unique, quirky Christmas ideas. Christmas carols, cookery workshops, festive tearoom and lots more. Entry £2.00 (under 12's free)

WINE TASTING WITH BABYLONSTOREN, SOUTH AFRICA - 24th November, 7 – 10pm / Le Vignoble, Royal William Yard

A tasting and talk with the winemaker from the Babylonstoren estate in Simondium, South Africa. £20 per person with £10 returned on a wine card, booking essential on 01752 222892.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - 26th – 27th November, 10am – 4pm / Saltram

Soak up the atmosphere among the stalls with warm glass of mulled wine and get lots ticked off your Christmas shopping list. You'll find unusual gifts, hand-crafted decorations, hot food and even your Christmas turkey. As you meander from stall to stall deciding who is on your 'naughty or nice' list, immerse yourself in the beautiful sounds of local choirs and the delicious smells of freshly cooked food.

The house doors will be open tempting you to delve in to 'The enchanted house'. The West Wing will be lit as though by candlelight leading you from room to room until you reach the bustle of the Great Kitchen.

PLYMPTON CHRISTMAS FAYRE - 28th November, 3 – 8pm / The Ridgeway, Plympton

The Ridgeway Plympton will again host a great night of festive fun and frolics with gifts and Christmas fair for all. Promoted by The Plympton Chamber of Commerce, there will be a Children's Lantern Parade, lots of great music, stilt walkers, street entertainers and Santa in a sidecar. The fun starts at 3pm to get the season under way and there's loads to see including the Christmas Lights Switch-on at 6.30pm