Christmas & New Year Festivities in Ilfracombe

1 December 2021 to 2 January 2022

Between now and the New Year several local groups & businesses have events happening – why not join in with as many as you can.

Kids Christmas Craft Competion – All you have to do is make a Christmas Decoration from recyclable items to win a fabulous prize. Hand in to Turners Property Centre, 135 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EZ –  Closing date 5pm on 3rd December 2021.

The Winter Wonderland Art Competition – Create your own winter wonderland picture – entries must be A4 size and can be created in whatever form you like then write your name, age & contact number on the back and return or post to the Art & Craft Centre (Opposite Capstone Hill) The Promenade, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD by 4th December 2021.

Poinsettia Workshops – Join in making a forever Poinsettia – £25.00 including all materials included with tea, coffee and mince pies to keep you going. 21st November 2pm – 5pm, 24th November 10am – 1pm & 2nd December 6pm – 9pm at 43 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ. To book email:

Late night Shopping every Thursday from 2nd December – Come & support your local traders.

Christmas Bingo at the Lantern in the High Street 2nd December. Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start. Raffle & refreshments

Christmas Choral Concert – 2pm Friday December 3rd at St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road. West  Buckland Junior Choral Choir with Holy Trinity Choir. Free entry, refreshments, donations welcome.

Small Pond’s production of  Elf at the Landmark from 2nd to 5th December – various times

Christmas Farmers Market Saturday 4th December  10.00am to 12.30pm in The Lantern. Christmas gifts & treats, fresh local produce refreshments and more.

Ralf’s Christmas Toy Bank at the Slade Vision Centre on 4th  & 5th December 10.30am to 4pm. Free gifts & toys for all ages, free activities and Santa is hoping to make an appearance. Support the free toy bank and fun weekend!
Anyone wishing to donate to this feel free to pop into Ivy Bae Care in Ilfracombe High Street

Free Parking – To encourage the use of local shops and businesses in the lead-up to Christmas, Ilfracombe Town Council will be offering FREE parking at Ropery Road Car Park on Saturday 4th, 11th and 18th December.

Christmas Craft Fayre Sunday 5th December 2pm – 5pm at Berrynarbor Manor Hall. Father Christmas & refreshments.  Dogs welcome.

North Devon Hospice Light up a Life service at St Philip and St James Church at 6.30pm on Thursday 9th December.

Late Nigh Shopping – 9th December 5pm to 8pm at The Lantern

Christmas Fayre at Ilfracombe Holiday Park 11th & 18th December 12 – 6pm – amazing host of local artisan produce – £2 entry includes mulled wine or soft drink & a mince pie – Childrens activities, jazz music & Santa’s Grotto.

The Strawpatch Christmas Baking Workshop – 20th December  10am – 1pm for children age 6 to 15 years. Cost  £15 person at Strawfields, West Stowford Barton  EX34 8PJ. To book email Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. All proceeds to The Strawpatch Project.

12 Days of Christmas at Ilfracombe Holiday Park – May All your dreams and wishes come true. 22nd December 2021 to 2nd January 2022 12pm – 6pm every day.

Christmas Day Dip at Ilfracombe Harbour 10.30am. Please come down and take part or just come down and laugh as those being brave and don’t forget to have some change to throw into the RNLI buckets. There’ll be a prize for the best fancy dress. Thank you to the kayak volunteers who make this possible.

New years day swim – 2pm Hele  Beach – Fancy dress optional (but highly encouraged). Come and take a refreshing dip in the sea to start the new year in the most invigorating and fun way possible. The chosen charity this year is the South West Blood Bikes – please come along and support  this great local charity.