Special Featured Events

Plymouth Illuminate 2017

Plymouth will host a new Illuminate event on Friday 24 - Sunday 26 November 2017. From 24 to 26 November the Royal William Yard will be lit up with light installations, immersive visual art and light projections. Illuminate, an event marking the anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, has grown for 2017, and taken on a new location in Plymouth's historic former victualling yard. The main event will be on Friday 24 November with showings at: 6.15pm, 7.15pm and 8.15pm. Crowds will have the chance to walk around and see some fantastic light installations and projections around the yard as well being entertained by music and a local DJ. Food stalls and a bar will also be open all evening. The projections and music will end at 10pm. Free Entry however there will be an optional participatory element with a small charge of £2 per person.

Major Events across the Southwest 2017

Just a small sample of the larger Events coming to Devon and Cornwall 2017.

Plymouth Christmas Market 2017

The city centre Piazza will be completely transformed as the Christmas Market sets out more than 50 beautiful log cabin style stalls trading from 30 November to 21 December 2017. The stalls, selling unique hand-crafted gifts from the South West and further afield, will be festooned in fairy lights offering warming drinks, a Bavarian bar with heated seats, and festive food to keep visitors going – perfect for those chilly, late night shopping trips. Visitors to the market will be able to enjoy an array of local produce to sample or to pick up that unique Christmas gift for that special someone.

Christmas Lights Switch On 2017

The Christmas holiday is officially here once our Christmas lights are switched on. The switch-on launches the Christmas countdown and marks the start of Thursday late night shopping if you're hunting for the perfect gift. From 4pm there will be a host of entertainment for the whole family from a stage in the city centre Piazza, complete with confetti cannons fired the moment the lights go on. Entertainment will shortly be confirmed. Entertainment starts at 4pm and the lights will be switched on at 6.25pm Thursday, 16 November 2017.

Plymouth Bonfire Night 2017

Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display on Sunday 5 November on The Hoe for Bonfire Night. There'll be fairground rides, catering stands and a whole host of entertainment. As the night draws in and the temperature drops, this event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit and the fireworks display is set off from the citadel. .