Christmas on the Barbican Waterfront

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Plymouth Barbican Christmas Shopping & Dining

Christmas on the Plymouth Barbican 2014

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Welcome to Christmas on the Plymouth Barbican! funky poppy christmas displayThis Christmas section contains details of the local events which are due to take place throughout the build up to Christmas day. Local Businesses are out in force to tempt you with some unique Christmas gift ideas.

The Barbican has a selection of wide and varied shops to find that perfect gift for someone special. With a vast selection of coffee shops and restaurants you can also be sure to find somewhere to keep warm with hot drinks and a host of restaurants ready to tantalise your taste buds with a selection of mouth watering meals. Be sure to check out their Special Christmas Menus.

Barbican Christmas Events

Christmas on the Barbican

  • Art Galleries Christmas Exhibition Open Evening on 1st December 6-9pm. Get into the festive mood and join twelve Barbican galleries for an evening of pre-Christmas cheer. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the wide-ranging art displayed by galleries on the Barbican at your leisure Read more…
  • Barbican Christmas lights to include funky blue icicles along southside street
  • Christmas Trees will be dotted around the Barbican

Barbican Family Festive Fun Weekend 3rd – 4th December 2011

  • Street entertainment on the 3-4th at two sites – between Pretes and St Lukes and Piermasters Square to include South Devon Brass Band, Peter Crawford – Acoustic guitarist, Western Approach, Blue Horizon, Italia Conti and Street Factory to name but a few…
  • Plymouth Waterfront Partnership are bringing a tall ship to the Barbican with Sutton Harbour providing a free berth on Quay Road
  • A santa grotto will be located on the tall ship 🙂
  • Santa maybe arriving onto the Barbican on a RNLI lifeboat (to be confirmed)

Click to View FULL details of what to expect during the Barbican Christmas Festive Family Fun Weekend ! 🙂

More details are being added daily, so be sure to keep an eye on this page for event news, special offers and more :).

Special offers and exclusive Christmas gift ideas

Note: The vast majority of restaurants, shops and attractions will be hosting Christmas style promotions and special offers. Below is a highlighted selection. If you are a barbican business email me with your christmas plan details and I’ll add them here :).

Barbican Listings: Shops | Coffee Shops | Restaurants | Pubs & Clubs
Christmas Wine TreasuryTreasury PlymouthView The Treasury
Christmas Menu
Catherine Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AD | 01752 672121 |

** Special Offer – Print out this page and show this coupon to the staff when ordering two main meals and you’ll receive two complimentary glasses of wine courtesy of the ** Valid until 26/12/11

Annabells and View 2 Christmas Barbican

Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque &
View 2 on the Barbican |

With Christmas just around the corner what better way to celebrate the festive season with your friends and colleagues than by having a festive party to remember!

Book your Christmas Party with us. You could have a classy cocktail soiree in the sumptuous surroundings of Annabel’s or enjoy a glass of champagne on the balcony of View 2 overlooking Plymouth’s historic Barbican.

Get in touch to reserve or enquire further about what we can offer you.

Annabels – Telephone 01752 260 555 E-mail
View 2 – Telephone 01752 252 110 E-mail

We have the option of buffets starting from £5 per person, DJ’s, Live music and more!
Tis the season to PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!

Funky Poppy Plymouth Barbican

Funky Poppy The Button Shop!

Special Christmas Offer: 10% off your order when you display a copy of the November issue of Plymouth Magazine.

All handmade gifts perfect for that unique Christmas present..

Lizzy will also have a Christmas themed button window display from 17th November.

Funky Poppy is a funky button gift shop on the Barbican, Plymouth. Lizzy sells a range of unusual buttons and all things buttoned including tshirts, jewellery, hair accessories, bags, gloves, ceramics, canvas art, cards and gifts.

10-11 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2LA | 01752 261 837 |

Vicky Sewart Jewellery

victoria stewart plymouth barbican christmasDecember extended opening hours during the week – open from 9.45am – 5.45pm FREE parking until 11am on the barbican (not loading bays)

It’s coming up to that time of year again when we get lots of exciting new designers in the gallery. This year I have had a big change around allowing an extra 10 new designers to exhibit – so it really will be a lot of exciting new work.

From 19th November 2011 – 2nd Jan 2012 We are also very pleased to be showcasing jewellery and art work from Anna Calvert, Christine Kaltoft, Debbie Noble, Emma MacLeod, Fiona Hermse, Gill Galloway-Whitehead, Karen Dell’Armi, Nobuko Okumura, Sharleen Marius, Zsuzsi Morrison.

Vicky has more details about her Gallery during Christmas here.

39 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2LE | 01752 220011 |

National Marine Aquarium PlymouthThe National Marine Aquarium have announced a special offer :)Their new Eddystone exhibit will host another public sleepover on Wednesday 28th December.

The re themed tank is looking spectacular so why not spend the night in front of it and wake up to see an underwater world including a fine collection of native sharks.

As a special treat you’ll get to see our new 4D film – Deepo’s Underwater Wondershow.

For more information visit our webpage or contact Tim for more information and bookings 01752 275214 / . Cost for a family of 4 is £100.

Clay Art


ClayArt are running a Christmas promotion while stocks last. If customers spend £20 on Christmas pottery they can choose 1 piece from a special choice of items for free. They have a ladies pottery painting and glass fusing evening in December to make those personalised presents. We also have some unusual bottle clocks, cheese boards and spoon/candle holders for that hard to buy for person. | 01752 665565

More to come! Check back daily…

Barbican Listings: Shops | Coffee Shops | Restaurants | Pubs & Clubs

Barbican Theatre The Greatest Story Never Told
Le Navet Bete Christmas Show ‘The Greatest Story…never told’

STOP PRESS: International Clown Troupe Le Navet Bete bring their show to the Brabican Theatre in time for Christmas…

Don’t think small children wearing tea-towels on their heads clutching a precariously held baby Jesus-think international clown artistes jam-packing 173 characters into one performance wowing the audience. Think Mary and Joseph, think Herod but also think Engelbert Humperdink and some extra sheep. Think laugh out loud comedy, think high energy, think spectacular, think hilarious. With extensive training in clowning, acrobatics, fools work and physical theatre. Le Naver Bete performances’ promises to be jaw-droppingly spectacular appealing to both grown ups and adults alike.

The clowns will be performing on the streets of Plymouth giving you a little taster of whats to come this Christmas!