Have yourself a Wild West Country Christmas...

Christmas Carols at Pentillie Castle * World Class Illuminate * P-p-p-pick up a Plymouth Penguin

Delicious Carols at a Cornish Castle


Get in the festive spirit at the delicious Pentillie Castle Cornwall and join the Liskerret Male Voice Choir on Dec 12, 6pm, for some traditional carol singing in the Pentillie Courtyard.No booking required. This is a FREE event. However, donations will be taken to support the outstanding work of St. Luke’s Hospice. Don’t forget to wrap up warm!

World Class Festival of Light


Illuminate - Royal William Yard, Plymouth - 22 – 25 November

Plymouth’s incredible light-based festival, Illuminate 2018 will light up Royal William Yard, a historic ex Naval Victualling Yard, for four days with breathtaking displays of light and sonic art. It will feature live performances and interactive opportunities, including workshops from an array of compelling artists. International artists such as Xavi Bové, and Thomas Voillaume will be joined by Mark Parry, Paige Alexander, Jamie Knight, 1000 Errors, Juliet Middleton-Batts, Josh Small and Effervescent amongst others. The 2018 festival will also see the use of water screen technology, as artists experiment with projecting onto the sea as well as land.


Thomas Voillaume’s Human, Monumental shown earlier this year at Video Mapping Festival, Lille.

The Illuminate light festival is free to attend. Families are welcome and there are plenty of interactive and playful workshops for everyone to get involved in, both during and in the lead-up to the festival. For further information and full details on all artists please visit

Medieval Somerset by Candlelight

Dunster by Candlelight 7 & 8 December

A unique festive night with the stunning medieval village lit by candlelight. The event includes a firework display, stilt walkers, fire spinners, hog roast and live music. On Friday (7th) there is a Lantern Lighting Procession and on Saturday (8th) the Sutton Household Soldiers march through the village with flaming torches and Drums. The atmosphere is both traditional and exciting and WSR will be running trains into Dunster for anyone wanting to travel in style, or just avoid the stress of parking. All trains depart from Bishops Lydeard station only and stop at Dunster and Minehead Station only.

‘Fish and Chips seats’ are available as part of the 5pm service and a separate Quantock Belle Dining train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 5.20pm. Check website for varying prices, tickets from £10. Quantock Belle dinner train table for two - £140 and table for four - £260.00.

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P-p-p-pick up a Penguin!

A LEGO Brick Trail, Plymouth City Centre, 3 December – 3 January


Get ready to be wowed as Britain’s Ocean City hosts a winter wonderland of immersive experiences for the whole family this Christmas. The magical festivities and events include an exciting new family trail in the city centre. Penguins: A LEGO brick trail will arrive in the city on 3 December for one month. Nineteen Rockhopper penguins and one Emperor penguin will be making their way to Plymouth for the Christmas period with the life size LEGO brick penguin sculptures taking residence across the city centre.

Search out all 20 and their names, using the trail cards, for the chance to win a weekend family break for four people to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort or a Penguin Feeding Experience at Living Coasts for four people. Families can also get their hands on and build their own LEGO brick mini penguins at Plymouth Market every Saturday in December during the run-up to Christmas.

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