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Christmas Breaks in Torquay

As hopes of an Indian summer begin to fade we now have to reconcile ourselves to the arrival of autumn and then winter and of course Christmas. Although shorter days and longer evenings might not seem immediately appealing, they do offer the possibility of winter breaks. For visitors to Torquay and The English Riviera there is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy bracing walks by the sea, evenings out at the theatre or one of the local restaurants.

Christmas in Torquay



Torquay Attractions at Christmas

For some it may come as a surprise that Torquay does not shut down for winter but the reality is that most accommodation operates all year round, most restaurants stay open throughout the winter as do the majority of the local visitor attractions. In fact some like The Bababcombe Model Village have specific winter events such as their stunning winter illuminations. There is the "Christmas Train of Lights" operated by The Dartmouth Steam Railway and a whole host of other seasonal attractions.

With Christmas is mind people pondering the possibility of a pre Christmas break or indeed a Christmas break can enjoy special events such as those at some of the nearby National Trust properties. Coleton Fishacre has " Winter Tide and Time " on the weekends running up to Christmas. Agatha Christie's holiday home, Greenway is also open throughout the Christmas period and this year is decorated for the festive season with decorations inspired by Agatha Christie.

Kent's Cavern has the return of Santa in the Caves on selected dates between 2nd and 24th December.


Torquay Trail of Lights

Following on from the massive success of last year's event, the Trail of Lights returns this year and is bigger and better than last year with the light installations now reaching to Torquay harbour. Runs from 1st December to 2nd January.

Bay Of Lights Christmas breaks in Torquay


Theatre Shows at Christmas

The Princess Theatre starts the Christmas season with  The Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular on 3rd December and is followed by the panto Beauty and The Beast from 9th December.

Christmas breaks in Torquay


Sport at Christmas

There are also plenty of festive sporting fixtures to enjoy. Exeter Racecourse has a Festive Race Day on 8th December and then a Christmas Raceday on 21st December. For fans of rugby, the Exeter Chiefs have a Gallagher Cup home game against Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park Exeter on 23rd December. Click here for ticket information for that fixture. And of course Boxing Day is a traditional day for sporting fixtures and Torquay United are playing.


Self Catering Accommodation at Christmas

We still have a number of self catering properties available throughout the festive season. These are ideal for people who would like to have friends and family down to the English Riviera but who don't have the space to accommodate lots of extra people or else they are superb for family members or friends who are paying a visit but don't want to give their hosts a huge amount of extra work over the Christmas period.

Coleton Aglow - a winter break attraction on The English Riviera.


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There is a fantastic choice of yuletide accommodation still on offer. 

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The Falstone Apartment

The Falstone Apartment

Beautiful, two bedroom fully refitted apartment in the centre of St Marychurch close to attractions such as The Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones.