Information about the Ivybridge Christmas Festival

Ivybridge Town Council and Miss Ivy Events bring you a fun and festive Christmas Market at Glanvilles Mill, Fore Street and Glanvilles Mill Car Park on Friday 24th November from 16:00 to 20:00

As we approach the festive period this year, what better than to visit your local shops open into the evening and a Christmas Market. For your delight, there'll be:

  • Over 40 Christmas themed stalls, jam-packed with festive treats
  • Ivybridge Methodist Church Advent Market
  • Festive music with Rick the Stick, Nick of Time, Rock Choir and more!
  • Award-winning comedy juggler Elfic with his side-splitting antics
  • Christmas carousel rides
  • Funtasia's snow globe and festive bouncy castles
  • Festive stilt walkers
  • Face painting
  • Festive Punch & Judy Shows

Many shops and businesses open until late including: Friary Mill, Christophers, St Luke's Charity Shop, Lawsons, Country Maid, Salon Called Fish, Hetties, Nandons, The Ivy Fish House, The Smithy, Gallery 53, Hannah’s Charity Shop, Millington Tunnicliffe, The Ivybridge Bookshop, Jaz Interiors, Manning and Co, Newsomes Optician, Nyree, Pepperberry Florist, Vape Lounge, Home Instead, Erme View Pet Supplies, Rochelles, The Cut Label, Oggy Oggy Pasty, Ivybridge Brewing, Barnardos, Nature’s Larder, Golden Bridge, La Pizza Loca, Christine James Beauty, Diana Boutique, Ali Babas, Pizza Kebab Express, Joy King, Meghna Tandoori, The Exchange, Warrens, Optimum Wellbeing, - Scarlet Velvet and more!

We are delighted to announce that Palladium, Manning & Company, Christopher's, Glanvilles Mill, Ivor Jones & Co Ltd and Lawsons are sponsoring the Festival this year. Huge thanks to all of them.

Miss Ivy is proud to support your local Council and local businesses, and you can too by popping along and shopping locally this Christmas season.

This event is free to attend. More details at


Fore Street, Ivybridge will be closed from its junction with Erme Road to the end of the one way system outside the Golden Bridge takeaway from 2pm to 10pm on Friday 24 November.

The diversion route will be Erme Road > Blachford Road > Harford Road > Leonards Road > Marjorie Kelly Way.

The two way system at the bottom of Fore Street will remain open as normal.

Suspension of parking on Fore Street, Ivybridge from its junction with Erme Road to the end of the one way system outside the Golden Bridge takeaway from 1pm to 10pm on Friday 24 November.


Glanvilles Mill car park will be utilised for the event and will be unavailable for parking with the exception of disabled vehicles, taxis and EV charging vehicles from 11am until 10pm on Friday 24 November.

Other car parks available in the town are:

  • Leonards Road car park - will be accessible via the normal exit route, marshals will be in attendance to guide you in and out.
  • Erme Court car park - operates an ANPR system on a 24 hour basis, so if staying longer than the 2 free hours please use their app to pay for extra parking time.
  • Harford Road car park - also available.


The toilets in Glanvilles Mill car park will be open for the duration of the Ivybridge Christmas Festival (Pay on Entry 20p).


There will be extra waste bins available in the town, please endeavour to dispose of your waste in these or alternatively take it home.

Safety information

Missing Persons Point will be located in the Bridge, Glanvilles Mill car park.

The First Aiders vehicle will be located in the Glanvilles Mill car park.

Marshals will be wearing high visibility jackets and on hand to provide assistance with any queries.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable time!


Thanks also to Manning & Company, Lawsons, Erme View Pet Supplies and Barnardo’s for kindly providing use of their electricity supplies, and to all our volunteers, including the Rotary Club and Police Cadets, without whose help this event would not be possible.

We would also like to thank South Hams District Council for allowing the use of the Glanvilles Mill Car Park for this event and Milestone Infrastructure Ivybridge for the road signs.

Programme for the day

Meeting point for lost persons at The Bridge, (near the toilets in Glanvilles Mill car park)

First Aid point in Glanvilles Mill car park

Toilets in Glanvilles Mill car park

10.30 Community Christmas Tree Dressing- Glanvilles Mill

Bring a decoration to put on the tree, all welcome

16.00 - 20.00 Fun and Festive Christmas Market

With late night shopping and over 40 Christmas themed stalls, hot food, refreshments, and enchanting entertainment throughout the town

16.00 - 20.00 Carousels and Rides - Glanvilles Mill Car Park (please note there will be a charge to go on the rides and inflatables)

16.00 - 20.00 Craft Stalls and Crafting Activities - The Bridge, Glanvilles Mill Car Park

Fun activities for children to join in with including Christmas craft activities, gingerbread decorating, make your own Christmas decorations, Christmas card making, Christmas colouring

Craft stalls and entertainment from The Kingsmen Singers

18.00 - 21.00 Advent Market - Ivybridge Methodist Church

Meet the Crew from Ivybridge Fire Station with their Fire Engine - Top of Fore Street (subject to call outs)

16.30 - 19.30 Stilt Walkers - Around the town

17.00 - 19.00 Let the Fantasy Begin Facepainting - Glanvilles Mill

17.00 - 19.30 Dinosaur Puppets from South West Garrison - Around the town

17.00 - 17.30 Steve Roffey Live Music - Fore Street by Lawsons

17.00 - 17.45 Nick of Time Live Music - Glanvilles Mill

17.30 - 18.00 Elfic the Jester - Fore Street by Lawsons

17.30 - 18.00 Festive Punch and Judy - Glanvilles Mill Car Park

17.30 - 18.00 Gemma Stockford Saxophonist - Lower Fore Street

18.00 - 18.30 Steve Roffey Live Music - Fore Street by Lawsons

18.00 - 18.30 Rick the Stick Live Music - Glanvilles Mill

18.00 - 18.45 Rock Choir - Glanvilles Mill Car Park

18.30 - 19.00 Elfic the Jester - Watch out for Elfic around the town!

18.30 - 19.15 Nick of Time Live Music - Glanvilles Mill

18.30 - 19.30 Gemma Stockford, Saxophonist - Lower Fore Street

18.45 - 19.15 Festive Punch and Judy - Glanvilles Mill Car Park

19.00 - 19.30 Steve Roffey Live Music - Fore Street by Lawsons

19.15 - 20.00 Rick the Stick Live Music - Glanvilles Mill

19.30 - 20.00 Elfic the Jester - Fore Street by Lawsons

19.30 - 20.00 Rock Choir - Glanvilles Mill Car Park

… and of course don’t forget to look out for Santa and his reindeer on the evening!

All information believed to be correct at time of publication. All events and timings may be subject to change.

What our sponsors have to say

"Kevin and his team at the Ivybridge branch of Palladium Building Supplies are pleased to sponsor this local event for the Ivybridge community. It's such a pleasure to be involved in this festive event and it’s nice to share in the happiness that this event brings to us all."

"At Manning and Company, we love the Ivybridge Christmas Festival and that’s why we are looking forward to sponsoring this fun, festive event again this year! Our office will be open during the festival on Friday 24th November, offering refreshments and hot drinks for the adults and craft and giveaways for the children! We will be collecting for local charities."

"Christopher’s South Hams are proud to sponsor the Ivybridge Christmas Festival."

"The owners of Glanvilles Mill and LCP, the managing agents, are pleased to be part of this fantastic community event that will help to spread Christmas cheer throughout Ivybridge. We’d like to extend our best wishes to everyone for a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2024"