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Celebrate Christmas by the Sea in Torbay

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Torbay is tropical for most of the summer, however, during the autumnal and winter months the resort also has lots to offer.

Torbay would love to invite you to kick start your 2018 Christmas and winter season with a whole host of exciting celebrations, light switch ons, a whole host of Christmas inspired shops, a variety of eateries and of course a visit to Santa.

Christmas has already started in Torquay with the fabulous and well organised Torquay Christmas carnival.

The Christmas carnival took place on the 17th November 2018.

However, if you missed it, fear not, there is still plenty of festive events going on, so to help you we’ve compiled a few of them right here:

Paignton Christmas Light Switch Ons

Christmas by the Sea, the Torquay Christmas Carnival Float

Although both Torquay, Brixham and Torre all have their lights on, Paignton is holding a special festival of light.

The Paignton Festival of Light features a light lantern parade which will start at 4pm, 8th December 2018, coming from Torbay Park, opposite the Pirate Bay Adventure Gold attraction.

After the parade you can expect plenty of music, singing and festive treats in Palace Avenue Gardens.

Full details can be found on the official event listing.

Find out what else is happening in Torbay this Christmas by visiting our What’s On Guide.

Christmas Markets – Torquay

Torquay is set to have a Christmas Market, positioned outside H&M throughout December.  At present their are two stalls, serving a variety of festive treats as well as delicious tasting mulled wine.

During December a selection of stalls will also be accompanying these static stalls, making it a perfect opportunity for you to pick up some unique gifts for Christmas.

Torbay Late Night Shopping

Enjoy a spot of late night shopping in Torquay and celebrate Christmas by the sea

Torbay Council is offering FREE late night parking on the three Thursdays in December, something we have had confirmed with Torbay Council.

These Thursdays include the 6th, 17th and 20th December, free parking kicks off at 6pm-9:30pm and is only valid on the Thursdays.

Plus, throughout December on a Sunday you will be able to park for just £1.40 for the whole day at the following car parks:

Lower Union Lane
Union Square
Harbour Car Park
Victoria Multi Storey
Brixham Central

We weren’t to sure whether this was correct, so we contacted the council and this was confirmed.

Getting to Torbay this Christmas

Getting to Torbay this Christmas is really easy, whether you’re travelling via car, train or bus.

To see how you can get to Torbay this festive season checkout our dedicated article.

Don’t forget to familiarise yourself with the new and updated car parking prices for Christmas 2018 in Torbay.

Running a Christmas Event in Torbay?

If you’re running an event in Torbay over Christmas and would like a spot of free publicity, why not add it to the BoostTorbay What’s On Guide.

We’ll be sure to promote your event via our social media channels.


Boost News Desk
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Robert Haylor has 14 years of web development experience, starting out as a web developer whilst still in his university dorm room at Birmingham City University. With a background and a strong interest in website design & development he is skilled in a variety of programming languages including PHP, MySQL, CSS3 and HTML5. As Managing Director of Boost Digital Media, he regularly jumps on to client projects on a daily basis as well as ensuring the company strategy is being implemented and is delivering results.

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