Lynton & Lynmouth Christmas Shopping 2022

Lynton & Lynmouth Christmas Shopping Weekend

3rd - 4th December 2022

This initiative is being managed and developed by the Visit Lynton & LynmouthLETA and the Lynmouth Association.

The Christmas Shopping Weekend is an initiative to drive trade and inspire people to Visit Lynton & Lynmouth during what is, commonly, a quieter time of year.  A last push, if you like, to gain some additional sales before many of the businesses ‘hibernate’ for the Winter period.

Promotional Leaflets

A5 leaflets will be printed and distributed around local businesses and hotspots across North Devon and Exmoor.

Lynton Christmas Market

This year will see a Christmas Market in the Lynton Town Hall, over both Saturday & Sunday.  Stallholders are signing up on a weekly basis, the pitches are filling up nicely.

Read more about the Lynton Christmas Market here.

Please contact Laura and/or Dan to discuss any market or market stall requirements you may have.

traders@visitlyntonandlynmouth.com

Santa Claus

Last year we struggled to find a Santa willing to commit to two days of being Santa.  And Santa was definitely missed, especially by our Visitors – given the majority of comments we received last year. However, this year we have purchased a dedicated Santa for the duration of the weekend.

It was the intention that Santa would be located in both Lynton & Lynmouth, over the two days, however the Lynmouth Business Association confirmed that having Santa in Lynmouth would offer no great benefit.

Activities, Promotions and Decoration

To help make the Christmas Shopping Weekend an interesting and enjoyable family event, several pop-up activities have been arranged by local businesses …

To further enhance the experience, both Lynton & Lynmouth’s Christmas lights will be installed and operating. Lynmouth Street and Queen Street will have lights and bunting, where possible.

If you know of an event that is happening locally over this weekend, let us know so we can promote it.

Lynton & Lynmouth Festive Shopping Trail Competition

[The Christmas Trail details will go here when they are finalised]

Two Towns Shuttle

Both Lynton Taxi companies were offered the chance to provide the shuttle transport but have declined on this occasion.

However, the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway were still keen to fund some kind of shuttle transport, to support our towns, especially as they’re unable to open this Winter season due to extensive repairs and maintenance.

We are delighted to say that Ilfracombe Community Transport will be providing a minibus shuttle between the Esplanade in Lynmouth and Lynton Town Hall.

Free Parking

We are exploring the potential to once again offer free car parking in selected Lynton & Lynmouth town car parks.  

Funding

Last year we benefitted from funding from a Government initiative called the ‘Welcome Back (from COVID)’ fund.  This provided approx. £2,500 to help cover costs of print and promotion, and entertainment.

There are no such funds available for this year, so we’re having to fund raise and ask for contributes from the local business community.

Click the link below to view our working spreadsheet for associated costs of all upcoming tourism-related projects …

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e8BTGl33mifal9emfSpvIHOq64W8JLOUF52nFGIZloI/edit?usp=sharing

Other Christmas Events

We’re aware that the beginning of December is a really popular time for other markets and events to happen. Extending our event over a weekend gives visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy our event and others too.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, queries, concerns, or even suggestions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Either message the Facebook page or send us an email – business@visitlyntonandlynmouth.com