29th November, 2016

Looe BIG Festive Weekend – go from Plymouth

Head to Looe by train this weekend (2-3 December 2016) for Christmas craft stalls, carols, Santa’s grotto and more.

Friday 2nd December
Festivities kick off on Friday with a Christmas craft market on West Looe Quay from 5pm to 9pm.

Then at 6.30pm a lantern procession sets off from the Rose Garden, East Looe, and the Millpool, West Looe. They converge on the bridge and head to the Quayside Centre, West Looe for the official lights switch-on and carol singing.

Taking the train
Take the 15 57 from Plymouth. You will need to change trains at Liskeard (head for Platform 3), arriving into Looe at 17 12. In Looe, it’s a 10-minute walk down to West Looe Quay. An adult Off-Peak Day Return is just £4.30. The train back departs Looe at 19 52, again with a change at Liskeard, arriving into Plymouth at 21 19.

Saturday 3rd December
From 2pm to 9pm, visit the Christmas craft market on West Looe Quay. At 2pm, Santa arrives at the RNLI Station in East Looe. He then leads a procession through the town, over the bridge, to the Quayside Centre in West Looe. He will take up residence in his Grotto in West Looe to meet children for the rest of the day. While you wait for Santa you can visit the Nativity Scene in West Looe, with real animals to pet. There will be a children’s entertainer, bouncy castle and hot food and drinks.

At 7pm, fireworks will give Santa a big send-off.

Taking the train
There are regular trains during the daytime from Plymouth to Liskeard, where you will need to head to Platform 3 and take the branch line to Looe.

Look up train times

Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and ACoRP, the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.