Totnes Town Council, Visit Totnes, and Miss Ivy Events have joined forces to create a magical yuletide experience in Totnes this Christmas. The result is not one, but three fabulous, festive shopping events to boost town centre trade and create outings packed with festive fun for all the family.
On three consecutive Tuesdays in December, the 6th, 13th and 20th, from 3pm until 9pm, Totnes town will come alive to the sights, sounds and smells of Christmastime.
The events seek to bring the Totnes community and surrounding areas together like never before to enjoy heart-warming festive entertainment, activities for the kids such as pom-pom workshops and a fiendishly fun gnome trail around the town, as well as delicious street food. What’s more, thanks to some seventy local traders and artisan crafters and a brilliant community of shop owners, many of whom will stay open late, visitors will be able to enjoy the absolute best gift-shopping experience in the run up to the big day itself.
Its super-easy to get to Totnes by road, rail, and bus too. The town is located just 5-miles from the main A38 Devon Expressway midway between Exeter and Plymouth. If you’re visiting by car and wish to park without any fuss, Bob the bus will provide a Park and Ride service from Follaton House Car Park on Plymouth Road. The town is also served by National Express and has local bus links with most nearby towns and villages. Locally by rail, Totnes is on the mainline to Penzance. And what’s even better, the train station is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre.
Catherine Marlton, Totnes Town Council Clerk said: “I’m so pleased we have been able to get together and plan these nights that are enjoyed by so many residents and visitors. We have invested in entertainment and prioritised local traders whilst engaging with our excellent independent shops and businesses to make sure they get the footfall they need in these challenging times. I’m looking forward to it, I think we could all use some festive cheer!”
And event management company Director Jo Macaskie said: “Miss Ivy Events was conceived out of a desire to support local businesses, some fourteen years ago. Little did I know back then just how important those founding principles would be. In recent years we’ve lurched from a pandemic to a cost of living crisis. Now more than ever before, its important for shoppers to realise the positive impact that spending even a small amount of money in your nearest town centre can have on the local economy. What’s more I’m delighted to find likeminded folk at Visit Totnes and Totnes Town Council. Together we hope to make these three days successful on all counts and draw 2022 to a close on a high”.
Anyone interested in visiting Totnes Christmas and Late Night Shopping events can find out more about it here: https://missivyevents.co.uk/event/totnes-christmas-markets-and-late-night-shopping/
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