Spotlight Events in Taunton and Bridgwater
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Taunton's rich military and religious history makes it popular with tourists. Explore your hometown by visiting our site to learn what's on Taunton, from indoor cycling classes to the Sunday Carvery at Taunton and Pickeridge. Hestercombe Gardens often hosts fun events suitable for folks of all ages, and you can always find a good antique or boot sale in the area at least once a month. 

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Festival of Light at Longleat
  • Saturday 9th November, 10:00am - Until Sunday 5th January, 6:00pm
This winter, the astonishing Festival of Light will illuminate up Longleat once more! In 2019, we invite you to join us on a thrilling odyssey as myths and legends from across the world are brought to... View event
The Railway Children
  • Monday 9th December, 11:00am - Until Monday 30th December, 10:00pm
A musical adaption of The Railway Children based in Somerset. View event
Aladdin Pantomime
We welcome back the amazing Reamba Productions this December for their latest pantomime extravaganza. Our wishes have been granted, flying into town on a magic carpet will be this year's Christmas Pantomime...... View event
Christmas Traditions at the Museum
  • Friday 13th December 2:30pm until 4:30pm
Discover Christmas past and explore the traditions that are so much a part of this special time of year. With Curator of Social History, Bethan Murray. Booking advised, £5 – including tea and cake.... View event
Christmas Party with DJ Dave Lee
The evening commences at 7.30pm, have a drink in the bar and when your group has arrived we’ll show you through to your candlelit table and take care of your food orders. At approximately 10pm the disco... View event
Taunton Rugby Football Club Christmas 2019
Christmas Party nights at £30 per person. 2 course Christmas carvery, live band - limited edition, supported by a disco. View event
Magic at the Museum
  • Friday 13th December 7:30pm until 10:00pm
Bring your friends for a fun evening of magic with Kieron Lefever as he presents his brand new show ‘Connected.’ Taking you on a funny, and at times strange journey, ‘Connected’ is based on experiences... View event
Taunton Farmers Market
Farmers Market held every Thursday in the centre of town View event
Chard Saturday Street Market
Chard Outdoor Saturday Street Market @ Fore Street Chard View event
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
  • Saturday 14th December 10:00am until 1:00pm
Have yourself a very merry Christmas by taking part in our festive wreath making workshop, whilst supporting St Margaret's Hospice Care. View event
Highbridge Model Railway Show
  • Saturday 14th December, 10:00am - Until Sunday 15th December, 4:00pm
15 new layouts coming to our Sedgemoor Rail show View event
Santa's Grotto at Museum of Somerset
On Saturdays in December, and on Wednesday 18 December, bring your child to visit Santa in his magical Alms House grotto at The Museum of Somerset. Booking required – £5 per child (including gift.) Call... View event
Taunton Titans RFC vs Old Redcliffians - Away
  • Saturday 14th December 3:00pm until 6:00pm
Away game Taunton RFC is one of Somerset's most successful sports clubs and currently plays in National League 2 South. The club has a great community atmosphere and a vibrant programme of events throughout... View event
Taunton Town v Metropolitan Police
  • Saturday 14th December 3:00pm until 6:00pm
The present Taunton Town Football Club was formed in December 1947 by a few local businessmen and played their first friendly fixture during Easter 1948. View event
Christmas at The Musicals - Taunton
  • Saturday 14th December 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Join Mary-Jess (winner of the Chinese ‘X Factor’ and Official Downton Abbey Songstress) and Joanna Forest (two time UK Number 1 selling soprano) and their special guest choir from The Pauline Quirke Academy... View event
SAVANNAH  JAZZ  BAND
  • Saturday 14th December 8:00pm until 10:30pm
6 Piece Traditional Band with much style and charisma View event
SAVANNAH  JAZZ  BAND
  • Saturday 14th December 8:00pm until 10:30pm
Highly entertaining trad jazz playing New Orleans style of the 1920's and 30's jazz through to Barber, Bilk etc View event
Last One Home Christmas Show
  • Saturday 14th December 8:00pm until 11:00pm
The annual Last One Home Christmas Party is here and bigger than ever before! 2019 has been a huge year for the pop-rock band, having embarked on their first headline UK tour, won a national award... View event
Chards Christmas Party
  • Sunday 15th December 11:00am until 1:00pm
A 2 hour long disco, led by the totally amazing Js Disco! Dancing, magic, games and snow machines are all in store at this festive fun packed Disco. In fact its so good that even Santa himself will be... View event
Christmas Illuminated Trail
  • Sunday 15th December, 3:30pm - Until Wednesday 22nd January, 6:30pm
Christmas at Forde Abbey is a magical time of year, and this December we’ll be inviting you to share in the joy and wonder of the season with an enchanting trail around the gardens. View event
Stay and Play
Suitable from birth to pre-school. Tots get to enjoy our purpose built sensory room with soft play, bubble tubes and projections. Messy and creative play, role play, ride-ons, crawl throughs and a wide... View event
Anything But Ordinary Social Club
Anything But Ordinary Social Club Every Monday, 6pm - 9pm (Except Bank Holidays) £2.50 per person, carers and support workers go free All 18+ welcome View event
Carols around the Bandstand in Vivary Park
  • Monday 16th December 6:30pm until 7:30pm
❄️Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir 🎶 and The New Horizon Singers 🎤 With #Taunton Concert Band 🎺 Bring a torch 🔦 or better still a lantern! View event
Shared Reading at Bridgwater Library
A weekly group that gets together to share a love of books and reading. View event
Richard Huish College Christmas Celebration
  • Wednesday 18th December 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Join us at St Mary Magdalene Church on 18th December for a fantastic, festive evening of Christmas music by music students. Free Admission with a retiring collection. View event
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