Things to do this Christmas in Plymouth

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Staying in Plymouth over the Christmas break? We have put together a list of free/low cost events and activities happening in Plymouth over the rest of December and into the start of the new year. 

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Did you know that Theatre Royal Plymouth is one of the UK's largest regional producing theatres? This Christmas Threatre Royal have productions running throughout December and January that both adults and children can enjoy.

Sleeping Beauty: 16th December 2022 - 14th January 2023 

Join soap star and panto legend Shane Richie, X Factor Winner Matt Terry, as well as Ceri Dupree, Peter Piper, and Stephanie McKenzie (as the title role) and West End star Jarnéia Richard-Noel this Christmas in Sleeping Beauty!

Book your tickets here.

Pinocchio: 13th December 2022 - 14th January 2023

Accourding to Threatre Royal Plymouth, in this adaptation of Pinocchio you can "expect the classic elements of the story – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – combined with Stuff and Nonsense’s hallmark hilarity, skilled puppetry, original music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks."

Book your tickets here.

 Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?: 13th December 2022 - 24th December 2022

Theatre Royal Plymouth describes this performance as "wonderfully inventive" and a "gripping comedy horror featuring three fearless actors, playing over 20 roles in 75 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action."

"With comedy and thrills galore you’ll gasp, laugh and be amazed at the horrific experiments, the mind-boggling love, and the sensational death-defying finale." -- Theatre Royal Plymouth (website)

Book your tickets here.

Plymouth Christmas Market

This year's Plymouth Christmas Market is hosting over 50 traders from across the South West, all displaying their products in wooden cabins decorated with beautiful festive fairly lights! 

This year’s Plymouth Christmas Market will run from Thursday 1st December to Sunday 18th December 2022 at the Piazza in the city centre and will open at the following times:

  • Monday: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 9pm
  • Friday: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Plymouth Market at Christmas 

Plymouth Market at Christmas (Cornwall Street, PL1 1PS) is open 7 days a week from 1st December to 24th December 2022, 11am to 4pm

Find festive gifts, stock up on your Christmas essentials and perhaps enjoy a tasty Christmas treat!

The Mischievous Ocean Elves Trail

Fancy some lighthearted fun out and about at Plymouth's waterfront?

Try to spot Plymouth's michievous ocean elves in amongst festive window displays or hiding inside the shops and cafes. Pick up a trial leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican (open Monday to Saturday), and have a Christmas adventure in Plymouth!

You may find some treats in each of the elf locations!

Find out more about the Mischievous Ocean Elves Trail here.



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