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As the clocks go back this weekend, the days will start getting shorter and colder too. But don’t despair, there’s still lots to enjoy in Plymouth throughout November – here are our top picks.

Enjoy the best winter events

Remember, remember the fifth of November – with one of the biggest bonfires in Plymouth! Head to Plymouth Hoe on Monday 5 November for a huge bonfire and spectacular fireworks display from the Citadel.

Later in the month, indulge in some festive fun with the Christmas Lights switch-ons in the city centre (15 November) and Barbican (25 November).

Then from 22 to 25 November, Royal William Yard will be brought to life for Illuminate. The historic Yard will be filled with light installations, projections and performances - it's sure to be a magical evening. 

Laugh yourself silly

Chase away winter blues with belly laughs at a comedy night. The hilarious Tom Allen will be bringing his sharp wit and unique style of storytelling to the Red House Theatre on 11 November, while Larry Dean – fresh from his Live at the Apollo debut – will fill the Barbican Theatre with laughter on 2 November.

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, @larryd89 Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem. 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ***** (Herald). At Barbican Theatre Fri 2 Nov (doors 7:30pm show starts 8pm) Tickets £11.50. As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. 'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' (Guardian). 'A winning combination of being daft and being a smart aleck' (Chortle.co.uk). Nominated for the prestigious Best Comedy Show at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016. Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015. Book at barbicantheatre.co.uk #standup #comedy #standupcomedy #standuptour #larrydean #scottishcomedy #whatson #plymouthcomedy #barbicantheatre

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See a show

Escape from the cold, dark evenings by stepping into a whole other world. There’s a brilliant line-up of shows on offer, including Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal for family fun and the classic story of Dirty Dancing at Plymouth Pavilions.

Take the family for a walk

Wrap up warm and explore Plymouth’s stunning waterfront with the whole family. November is your last chance to follow the Starfish Trail around Sutton Harbour – pick up a trail map from the Tourist Information Centre or the National Marine Aquarium then hunt for the eight giant starfish situated around the harbour.

Everyone who completes the trail can enter online to win one of the amazing monthly prizes too. Enter by 31 October to be in with a chance of winning a LEGO Star Wars Millenium Flacon and cuddly toys from the Aquarium, or enter during November to win an Amazon Fire Kids Table and Family Annual Pass for the Aquarium.

Keep warm and cosy

From cosy pubs with open fires to independent cafes serving up impressive hot chocolates, Plymouth’s food and drink scene has loads to offer this winter. Check out our recent blog post for more inspiration.  

What are you looking forward to in Plymouth this winter? Let us know in the comments below! 

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