Whether you are looking for festive activities to do as a family or catch a festive show from the West End, this week's Friday Five has some great ideas for things to do in Plymouth to keep everyone entertained.

See some Christmas Lights

The city centre Christmas lights have now been switched on! The new displays include stunning tree lights and an amazing 'light ceiling' across Mayflower Street, so a trip into the city centre is sure to put you in the festive mood. 

Take part in a Christmas Trail

From 27 November 2021 to 1 January 2022, the 12 'Displays' of Christmas trail will be available. Walk or cycle along Plymouth's stunning Waterfront, to find the 12 winter wonderland LED displays. Download the free Plymouth Trails App from your app store, and follow the map. 

See a West End Show

There are still tickets available to see Eric & Ern at Christmas at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. A brilliant homage crammed full Morecambe & Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and, of course, a musical guest. This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle together around the telly to watch those fantastic Christmas specials.

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Take part in a family Christmas workshop

Come and have a go at printing your own Christmas cards, gift tags and wrapping paper at The Box, 27 and 28 November. Take your inspiration from the plants, starfish and Mildred the mammoth in The Box's natural history gallery. Use the ready-made ‘stamps’ or make your own 'printing blocks' to have lots of fun creating some special Christmas crafts that you’ll be proud of.

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Head to a Love Local Christmas Market

It’s that time of year again when Miss Ivy Events brings you their popular Christmas Market at Plymouth Albion on Sunday 28 November, 10am to 3.30pm.

The day will be jam-packed full of festive treats from over 40 artisan, upcycled and gift exhibitors selling a selection of jewellery, candles, gifts and many other amazing items. On offer will also be a gnome trail for the little ones, a festive Punch & Judy Show, rides and face-painting. There will also be local choirs, street food, a mulled wine bar and lots more!

Find out more 

Plymouth is easily accessible by train with a wide range of services running from a variety of locations within England. Although some services may require a change or two.

Travelling from London takes around 3 hours with Great Western Railway, if you're coming from the north, the trip from Manchester can take 5 hours 15 minutes. 

Alternatively, the recently renovated Night Riviera Sleeper service runs Monday – Friday and Sunday evenings. Visit gwr.com/sleeper for more details on times and how to book.

We recommend using GWR.com to search for the fastest and best route for your journey, and book in advance for the best price. 



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