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Dates announced for Buckfast Abbey’s popular Christmas Market

September 29, 2022 | News

Devon’s Buckfast Abbey has announced that its popular three-day Christmas Market will return for 2022, taking place from Thursday 1st December to Saturday 3rd December (10am – 5pm).

Free to enter, and with free on-site parking available, the family-friendly Christmas Market will feature independent stalls offering everything from delicious food and drink to unique gifts handmade by local craftsmen. Visitors will also have an opportunity to explore the Abbey’s stunning grounds and its beautiful Abbey church, which form the backdrop to the festive Christmas market.

Abbot David Charlesworth commented: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to Buckfast Abbey’s Christmas Market to mark the start of a joyful festive season.”

In addition to the Christmas Market, the Abbey will be holding a special festive programme of music on the Saturday evening after the market closes, which will include Charpentier’s joyous Messe de minuit sung by Exeter Chamber Choir. Guests can buy tickets to the performance on 3rd December, which starts at 7:30pm, through the Abbey website.

Further details on stalls and family-friendly activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Buckfast Abbey is conveniently located midway between Exeter and Plymouth, just off the A38. Home to a community of Benedictine monks, the Abbey offers a unique, tranquil ambience, and is open seven days a week to the public. For more information on Buckfast Abbey visit