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Cheddar Christmas Market 2018

Date: 8th November 2018
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Park: Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

There’s an abundance of Christmas events on offer in Cheddar to kick start the festive season, take a look below at our top picks…

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa is perfectly placed to explore the local area and all it has to offer, with the historic city of Bath only 30 minutes away, and the quirky town of Glastonbury only a 20 minute journey away, you can enjoy all the perks of city sightseeing, while retreating back to the peaceful countryside in beautiful Cheddar. With so much on your doorstep, there is an abundance of Christmas markets to choose from, so read on for our top picks in the local area…

Frome Christmas Celebrations

Where: Town Centre, BA11 1EB / When: 30th Nov / Times: 5pm start

Start your Christmas celebrations in Frome this year with their fantastic night of festivities and switch on of the Christmas lights. The event starts with a picturesque lantern procession through the town centre, with carol singers adding some extra Christmas cheer to the atmosphere and taste the delicious offerings from the many food stalls around, before enjoying the classic lights switch on around 6.45pm. The local shops will be staying open later for the night so you can get in some early Christmas shopping, before heading to the Cheese & Grain for the wonderful Christmas Extravaganza Market where you can find unique and handmade gifts from local makers.

Bristol Christmas Markets

Where: Bristol Harbourside, BS1 4SP / When: 24th & 25th Nov, 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th Dec / Times: 11am – 5pm

With up to 45 stalls, the Bristol Christmas Markets are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. There will be plenty of mulled wine and mince pies on offer, along with lots of handmade festive decorations to browse through and some wonderful live music to entertain all. There will also be a number of stalls from a wonderful mixture of local artists and craft makers, where you can browse the handmade goodies, beautiful pieces for work and wondrous gifts available to purchase from this talented bunch. Enjoy some festive shopping with a lovely Christmas atmosphere at the Bristol Christmas Markets.

Cheddar Festive Shopping Night

Where: Cheddar Village, BS27 3RB / When: 7th Dec / Times: 6pm start

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa is only a 5 minute walk from the picturesque Cheddar Village, which will be hosting its annual family friendly festive shopping night on the first Friday of December, perfect for getting you in the festive spirit. There will be market stalls offering handmade gifts and delicious local produce in the upper village, the ideal place to find a unique gift for that special someone in your life. The whole village will be getting into the spirit of Christmas with a fabulous night for all the family to enjoy, with fairground rides available, including a mini Ferris wheel, family entertainers all around, a tombola and raffle prize draw, Christmas carols in the church, a delicious hog roast and a fantastic firework display will be kicking the night off at 6pm from St Andrews Church tower. Take a stroll around this beautiful village on a winter evening, wander around the stalls for the ideal gift and enjoy all that the festive night has in store for you and your family.

Book your holiday at Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa, where you can enjoy 5 star facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, on park Serenity Spa with Aromatherapy Associates treatments, on park Bistro Restaurant serving delicious meals and a fantastic Go Active programme for the little ones to get stuck into.

Our luxurious lodge style accommodation allows you to explore the region and the wonderful Christmas markets in and around Cheddar, while retreating back to these beautiful, warm lodges with everything you could need for a self-catering holiday, including a hot tub on selected units. Get in the festive spirit with a pre-Christmas getaway!

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