Local diaries are full of Christmas events from this week onwards. There is Dunster by Candlelight on Friday and Saturday and Dulverton by Starlight on Sunday. See this website tomorrow for more information.
Also please keep an eye on our Facebook page if you are interested in posts about forthcoming events. A diary is printed in the winter magazine, out now, too. There are too many events to mention each one on its own post, so here is a round-up of some to the many other events taking place in the coming days locally:
Wednesday 3-Sunday 7 December
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Avenue Methodist Church, Minehead. Opening Service, Wednesday 6.30pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday closing Service 10.30am. Trees provided and decorated by local
organisations. Live music in the church and refreshments on sale in the hall. Admission by donation. In aid of Save the Children. For info: 01643 704258.
Thursday 4-Monday 8 December
SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
St Mary Magdalene Church. Thursday, Saturday and Monday 10am-4pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm and Friday 5pm-9pm. A truly spectacular sight! Visit when you go to South Molton’s late night Winter Wonderland. Music/choirs and refreshments all day.
Friday 5 December
BAMPTON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVENING
5-8pm. Bampton town centre, Christmas stalls and shops open, carols, Santa switching on lights, mulled wine and mince pies. For info: 01398 332122.
Friday 5 & Sunday 7 December
SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Friday late-night Christmas shopping event in the Pannier Market featuring children’s lantern parade, 60 stalls and all the shops in the town staying open. This is followed, on the Sunday, by the South Molton Christmas Fatstock Show featuring a huge range of Christmas produce including both live and deadstock, butchery demonstrations, competitions, and Young Farmers’ classes, from baking to Christmas arrangements.
Saturday 6 December
WEST SOMERSET GARDEN CENTRE CHRISTMAS EVENT DAY
10am-4pm. Father Christmas Grotto in aid of The Seahorse Centre, Minehead. Local choirs and musicians.
Saturday 6 December
MINEHEAD CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
Christmas starts with a bang when Minehead’s lights are switched on during the evening; the High Street is cordoned off to traffic and the Farmers’ Market will be joined by Exmoor Producers out on the street.