Christmas at Dartington: What’s on

Festive events…for everyone

(Or jump to our gift ideas ⇓)

Girl with the Iron Claws

The Girl with the Iron Claws is our flagship Christmas production and an unmissable experience for the whole family. 

Stunning puppetry, bewitching music, deft humour and a touch of snow combine to dazzling effect in this coming-of-age tale to enthral audiences young and old.

There are performances throughout December, and our new Green Table café has delicious, family-friendly food for those feeling peckish before or after the show.

More info and booking ⇒

Celebrate the season with food and drink tastings, live demonstrations and music at The Shops at Dartington’s annual Christmas Fair.

With a children’s treasure hunt and live music, our fair isn’t just about picking up those last-minute gifts.

More info ⇒


See also: late-night shopping at The Shops, 8 Dec ⇒

Festive teas, from 1 Dec

Come and try our delicious teas in The White Hart. With mince pies, yule log, macaroons and much more – the perfect seasonal indulgence!

See also: Christmas and New Year party nights and getaways ⇒

Mendelssohn’s Elijah, 10 Dec

This Christmas, Dartington Community Choir brings one of the best loved works in the choral repertoire to the Great Hall.

See also: Community Choir Choral Workshop Weekend, 3 Feb ⇒

The Nutcracker, 3 Dec

A holiday tradition for the whole family as the Bolshoi Ballet deliver enchantment and magic alongside Tchaikovsky’s cherished score.

See also: The Royal Opera House’s version, 5 Dec ⇒

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Various times, 14-28 Dec. This much-anticipated continuation of the Skywalker saga is a great treat for the holidays. Already booking fast!

See also: Full programme from our 14thC Barn Cinema ⇒

Christmas gift ideas from Dartington Hall

The Shops at Dartington: great gifts online and in store

Our Shops have something for everyone – from beautiful glassware and unique jewellery through to crafts, kitchenware and delicious Devon treats from the Food Shop. You’ll also find plenty of quirky and unique products on your visit – ideal when looking for that gift with a difference. Find out more about our Shops here ⇒


Dartington Delights Hamper

Perfect for foodies, these hampers are stuffed to the brim with deliciousness. Create a bespoke version or choose a theme – including ‘Devon Deluxe’ or ‘Sweet Tooth’. Buy online now ⇒ or in store



Botanicals including bitter orange and a touch of nutmeg star in the third – and limited – edition of this gin named after Dartington’s founders. Buy online now ⇒ or in store


Beautiful and unique gifts from a range of artists based in the South West. Buy online now ⇒ or find out more about the Craft Centre ⇒

Gift an experience

Take your Christmas giving that little bit further with these experience-based gift vouchers. Buy a specific experience or let them choose.


Ambrose Vevers Craft Revolution stool course

Choose from our brilliant range of affordable, accessible craft activities – whether it’s woodworking, beekeeping or fermenting, there’s something for everyone.

Browse courses and buy ⇒


Choose from getaway breaks at our historic Hall, dining experiences at our award-winning White Hart restaurant, afternoon teas, and much more.

Browse courses and buy ⇒

Plus: Devon-grown Christmas trees

Freshly cut, Devon-grown Christmas trees available at The Shops at Dartington
On sale from 10am – 5pm, Sat 2 to Wed 20 Dec opposite Venus Café
Prices from just £20

Ensure your tree has a low carbon footprint this year, and support a community business by picking out a sustainable, Devon-grown tree at The Shops at Dartington.

These trees are sold by Dynamic Adventures, a Dartington based not for profit CIC company providing outdoor activities for local children.