Thursday, November 29

Orchard Shopping Centre Christmas Lights Switch On

- ORCHARD Centre Christmas Lights Switch on with late night shopping till 9pm.

5pm - 6pm: Stage performances.

6pm - 6.30pm: Fire & light show.

6.30pm - 7pm: Build up & switch on with Santa and the Mayor.

7.15pm - 8.00pm: Taunton’s Got Talent Winners 2017 ‘Absolute Pitch’.

With light stilt walkers, free face painting, children’s rides in the High Street and much more.

Friday, November 29

Beauty and the Beast

- Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster. Little does she know that he is a Prince cursed by a magical Enchantress.

The only way the Beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curse set by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose.

See it at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Buy tickets online at or call 01823 414141.

Saturday, December 1

Elf Trails

- COLLECT a trail at the beginning of your visit this holiday season and see if you can spot the Christmas elves as you explore the galleries.

See it at the Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton.

Meet Father Christmas

- FATHER Christmas will be taking time out of his super busy schedule to spend two days at our farm shop.

The jolly man himself will be with us during our Christmas Fayre on December 1 and December 2.

- With the help of Father Christmas’ elves, we’ll be creating a magical winter wonderland that will lead to our mini cosy cabin outside.

Don’t miss out, book your place now for this magical festive experience. Bookings can be made in advance in the cafe or by calling 01823 461 599 and selecting option four or you can book with Father Christmas’ elves on each day.

See it all at Rumwell Farm Shop and Restaurant, Wellington Road, Rumwell.

Sunday, December 2

- Hetty Hedgehog’s Christmas Party: Festive Family Trail

CAN you help Hetty the Hedgehog get ready for her Christmas Party? There are invitations to write, decorations to buy and party bags to fill. Prices Trail: £2 per child. See it at Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Castle Green, Taunton.

Tuesday, December 4

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre Community Christmas Show

- MEMBERS of the Tacchi-Morris Community Classes present an inspiring and uplifting evening of dance, theatre and festive musical performances. Show starts at the Tacchi-Morris at 7.30pm