There is much merriment to be had locally this Christmas, with a host of exciting events taking place across Taunton and the surrounding area. Take a look at some of the seasonal highlights happening right on the doorstep of Orchard Grove this year.

Rumwell Farm Shop – just metres from the entrance to Orchard Grove – has plenty on offer for all ages, from Christmas lunches and a charity candlelight Christmas dinner, to the arrival of Father Christmas and his grotto. Take a look at the event listing here.

Just down the road from Orchard Grove at Sheppy’s Cider Farm, you can take part in festive wreath making workshops, enter a Christmas Quiz, do some Christmas shopping at a weekend craft fair, and see Father Christmas. Find out more here.

Want to be serenaded by Christmas choirs? There are carols by the bandstand and concerts aplenty in the scenic surrounds of Vivary Park, Taunton Minster, St James’ Church and various other venues. Fancy a tasty treat? Head to Hammet Street and East Street on Saturday 16th December for eat:Taunton, a food market boasting 90 producers, plus street entertainment.

From pantomimes and plays, to illuminated walking trails and Santa’s Express train, there really is something for everyone to do and enjoy this Christmas. Visit Taunton has all the details to help you plan your festive season.