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News from the Plymouth Barbican
In this feature, we celebrate what makes the Barbican so special – the small, independent businesses. A vast majority of businesses on the Barbican are family run and by choosing to shop local this festive season, you’re making theirs extra special too. Here are a few of the places we think you’ll love, so next time when you’re around, do take your time to explore the Barbican as there are plenty more gems like these to be found. (Read more…)
A true gem in Plymouth’s crown, the Barbican sparkles even more in the festive season. It offers a unique shopping experience to all visitors and is packed with excellent eateries, perfect for all sorts of ‘get togethers’.
In this feature we are giving you a taste of some of the best locations around the Barbican. We’ll give you an insight into what’s on offer and introduce some of the local traders who make this place unique and enticing. Read more…
Explore the Plymouth Waterfront on the Barbican & Sutton Harbour this Christmas #ShopLocal #LoveTheBarbican
The Barbican and Sutton Harbour are hosts to a variety of independent shops, top quality attractions, a wide selection of restaurants, cafes & takeaways together with a great choice of popular pubs & clubs to help raise your spirits over the Christmas period.
When it comes to Christmas be sure to visit the waterfront!
The area is filled with art galleries and shops staffed by friendly traders who are more than happy to help. Not sure what to buy the parents? Run out of ideas what to buy your partner? How about something unique?! With a wide range of independent shops to choose from, a brisk walk around the Barbican and Sutton Harbour will give you plenty of ideas for perfect Christmas gifts.
After picking up a few items, don’t forget there are also plenty of places to put your feet up for a coffee or a bite to eat. Check out our extensive range of cafes, restaurants and take away options.
Christmas is all about celebrating with your friends and family. Get together at one of many Barbican pubs and bars and enjoy this festive season.
Snowflake Trial 2017
The Waterfront Snowflake trail has returned following its success last year and will launch on Sunday 26 November for six weeks through to Sunday 7 January.
This is a great activity for families to enjoy a walk across Plymouth’s stunning waterfront, whilst following the trail map to locate the snowflakes. Find any ten Snowflake names from the trail map, write the name on the back of the trail card, along with your contact details, and you could win a PlayStation 4 or one of the many fantastic prizes.
Find out more: Snowflake Trail 2017…
And there’s loads more events with venues across the Barbican hosting a range of top live entertainment.
This Christmas #LoveThebarbican
Waterfront Snowflake Trail – Sunday 26 November – Sunday 7 January 2017
Following the success of the Trail in 2016 and by popular demand, the Snowflake Trail will be back for Christmas 2017!
The trail will run for six weeks from Sunday 26 November into the new year and the trail maps will soon be available to download from the Visit Plymouth website or pick up from the Tourist Information Centre and participating businesses from mid-November.
On Sunday 26 November, the Waterfront Christmas Celebrations will be taking place on The Barbican and Sutton Harbour.
Await the exciting arrival of Santa and his Elf who will be travelling by RNLI Lifeboat to The Barbican to join the Lord Mayor on The Parade for the official lights switch on at 4pm, shortly followed by the best dressed elf competition.
Get into the Christmas spirit with a spectacular stage programme, comprising of performances from local community groups, theatre groups and schools throughout the day.
Meet Santa’s Reindeer, wander the array of community stalls and admire the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree as you celebrate Christmas down at Plymouth’s stunning waterfront.