It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... or so we are told, and with the recent wet weather and milder temperatures, you would be forgiven for not quite feeling in a festive mood.
As the countdown to Christmas begins, our handy Christmas guide to events and experiences in and around Martock, Somerset has all the festive spirit required for the whole family. From Christmas markets and Carol Concerts, to pantomimes and parties, there is enough Christmas cheer to get even Scrooge smiling!
Martock Christmas Market, All Saints’ Church, Martock
Sat 3rd Dec
10:00 - 14:30
You are all invited to the Martock Christmas Market, which returns again for 2022 with a variety of stalls, cakes, raffle and refreshments.
Find out more: www.martock.org.uk/events/martock-christmas-market/
Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole
Selected dates throughout December
Caves, lights, Santa and magic - what more could you need? Join Santa and his Elves at Wookey Hole’s winter wonderland. Starting with a visit to the caves, decked out with over 100,000 Christmas lights, visitors will then proceed onto Santa’s grotto where children will receive a gift. Tickets will also include an Elf on the Shelf themed Circus show.
Find out more and book online: www.wookey.co.uk/christmas-wonderland-selected-dates-november-december/
Magical Christmas Events, Somerset Reindeer Ranch
Various daytime and evening events throughout December
Somerset Reindeer Ranch are offering two different Christmas experiences this December in Somerset. The daytime Magical Christmas Experience runs on selected dates throughout December and includes a magical Elf led tour to see real Reindeer, luxury hot chocolate, story time with Santa and a gift for everyone under 16 years. There is also a Magical Christmas Evening Experience for those over 16 years and includes mince pies, mulled wine and the chance to meet the beautiful Reindeer.
Find out more and book online: www.somersetreindeer.co.uk/2022-magical-christmas-experience.php
Santa Specials, Yeovil Railway Centre
Selected dates throughout December
10:00 - 16:00
A fantastic experience for the whole family, Yeovil Railway Centre’s Santa Specials include a fun-filled and festive train ride behind one of the steam locomotives which will transport visitors to Santa’s grotto.
Find out more and book online: www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com/santabooking.htm
Dick Whittington, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Fri 9th Dec - Sun 1st Jan
No Christmas would be complete without a Pantomime and this year’s offering from the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil provides festive fun for the whole family! Dick Whittington is the purrrfect pantomime adventure, as we follow our hero to seek his fame, fortune and happiness in London Town. With help from the magical Fairy Bowbells and his trusty feline friend – what could possibly go wrong?
Find out more and book online: www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/dick-whittington/8730/#
Breakfast with Santa, Chicago’s Rock Cafe, Yeovil
Sat 10th Dec
10:00 - 12:00
Santa is definitely coming to town and he’s going to enjoy a buffet breakfast at Chicago’s in Yeovil. From 10:00 am to 12:00, children can enjoy breakfast with unlimited free soft drinks and a present from Santa, there are also a selection of breakfast baps available for adults. Booking must be made in advance.
Find out more and book online: www.chicagosyeovil.co.uk/events/
Stanchester Quire Christmas Concert, The David Hall, South Petherton
Thurs 15th Dec
The Stanchester Quire is a community quire who sing in four-part harmony and will be performing a selection of old village carols and songs from the South West of England from the far west of Cornwall back to very near home with some of the unique Odcombe carols. There will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation.
Find out more and book online: www.thedavidhall.com/event/stanchester-quire-christmas-concert/
Santa Saves Christmas, Bridgwater Arts Centre
Wed 21st Dec
14:00 - 16:00
“Who can save the magic of Christmas? It looks as though Christmas might have to be cancelled... Join Jack, Dasher the Reindeer and Pompom the Penguin for this festive, musical, interactive adventure, as they help Santa Save Christmas!” It’s a family show most suitable for 2-7 year olds, where every child will receive a specially wrapped present from Santa - after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever.
Find out more and book online: www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/