- Head to Devon for the Salcombe Christmas Street Party

December 09, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The picturesque Devon town of Salcombe is preparing to celebrate Christmas with a day of festive fun and street entertainment.

Taking place on Saturday December 17th, the Salcombe Christmas Street Party will offer visitors the chance to go ice skating, make their own festive decorations and enjoy delicious mince pies, mulled wine and chestnuts.

For children, there will be opportunities to visit Santa Claus in his grotto throughout the day.

With many local shops offering promotions for the day, the event could also be a good occasion for some last-minute gift buying.

Many of the attractions will be free and the town's park and ride system will be in operation.

Running from 10:00 to 19:00 GMT, the street party is set to culminate with a light procession and the singing of traditional carols around the town's Christmas tree.

Situated in the South Hams district, Salcombe lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a highly popular spot for sailing and yachting.

Its sheltered harbour and pretty beaches have seen the town become an established destination for family holidays and short breaks.

Holidaymakers planning to visit hotels in Devon can browse a wide array of accommodation at, including Kingston House.

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