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Christmas in Cheddar

Christmas in Cheddar this year is on!

Kicking off with Cheddar Festive night which takes place on Friday 3rd December. This is a great opportunity for a spot of Christmas shopping from a wide range of stall holders and local shops. There will be food available from a variety of different stalls alongwith all the village pubs. Find out more HERE.

The Arts Quarter in Cheddar are encouraging local residents, not only in Cheddar but in Axbridge, Shipham, Draycott and Rodney Stoke to make their village festive and take part in their Window Wanderland, they are hoping to create magical walking trails throughout the villages that can be explored and enjoyed by the whole community. Find out more HERE.

A visit to Father Christmas

There are a number of different options for visiting the big man himself this year in and around Cheddar.

Ocean Adventurers are running Christmas workshops where your little ones can create Christmas decorations, decorate festive gingerbread treats and make reindeer food. Father Christmas will make an appearance and invite the children to visit him in his grotto. A visit to meet Santa includes access to the fabulous soft play areas.

Find out more HERE.

Wookey Hole’s winter wonderland will be open from Saturday 20th November for your chance to visit Santa in his grotto! Find out more HERE.

Or if you fancy a virtual visit with Father Christmas you can have your own Zoom call from the comfort of your own home all while raising money for Children’s Hospice SW. Find out more HERE.

Festive Food

If you are looking for somewhere for a festive lunch with friends, a celebratory Christmas evening meal or even Christmas Dinner on the big day, look no further.

Why not visit the Lion Rock Tea Rooms for a winter warmer, the gingerbread latte paired with festive scones looks like a winner to me!

If you are looking for somewhere to eat out for a top quality lunch or evening meal then you must try The Gardeners Arms in Cheddar,, the atmosphere, food and drinks are highly recommended.

Their Christmas menu has not been released yet but you can keep an eye on their Facebook page HERE.

The Bath Arms are now taking bookings for Christmas Dinner and their menu look delicious! Check it out on their website HERE.

Christmas Shopping in Cheddar

Nyland Manor are running their annual Christmas Fair over the weeknd of 13th and 14th November but fear not, if you missed the in person event, it is also taking place online with even more stalls! You can join the group and peruse the stalls HERE.

Old Rowlands Gift and Christmas Shop is a beautiful shop located in the heart of Cheddar Gorge, they selling online now offering click and collect and deliveries, check out their Christmas stock HERE.

Finally we have to mention our fabulous #shoplocal shopping directory which can be found HERE.

Whatever you do around Cheddar this Christmas, wherever you shop and whoever you spend your time with, we hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and wish you and yours sincere best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!