Christmas at House of Marbles

Christmas is our favourite time of year at House of Marbles!

 Santa waits patiently in his Grotto for children to visit, whilst the Chefs in The Old Pottery Restaurant lovingly prepare a Christmas feast.

The shop is packed to the rafters with unique gifts and toys, and the Teign Valley Glassmakers are preparing their studio for the festivities, whilst the rest of the team get ready to offer you a warm welcome.  

 So, come and join us this Christmas… 

Late Night Shopping

Christmas is a time of abundance at House of Marbles with the shop trimmed with the finest decorations and stacked to the rafters with gorgeous gifts and goodies. Not only are we open 7 days a week through to Christmas Eve, we will be opening for some special late night shopping evenings. Join us and enjoy the extra time for shopping, with personal Shopping and a free gift wrapping service available on each evening.

Late Night Shopping will be held every Thursday in December, with the shop open until 10pm.

Craft and Dine Workshops

Join us at House of Marbles every Thursday in December for our brand new festive Craft & Dine Workshops! Workshops include Wreath Making, Paper Crafts, Table Decorations and Cake Decorating.

SOME SESSIONS NOW FULLY BOOKED! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Simply book a place on the workshop, or make an evening of it with friends by adding our dining package. For just £20 per person, you can enjoy a two course meal and soft drink in The Old Pottery Restaurant, either before or after the craft workshop.

The House of Marbles shop will also be open until late, giving you time to pick up some gifts and treats for your loved ones.

Book Tickets Here

Christmas Party Evenings

Like Santa’s Elves, the Chefs in The Old Pottery Restaurant have been busily preparing for Christmas. So, why not enhance your festive outing at House of Marbles and join us for a special breakfast, celebration lunch or even afternoon Tea and slice of Christmas Cake. What’s more … we will be offering our very special Festive Party Evenings where you and your friends, family or work colleagues can come together and celebrate the Yuletide season in traditional House of Marbles style. Enjoy our three course set menu for just £25 per person at lunchtime. In the evenings, we’ll be adding a little festive pizzazz to the menu for £38 per person.
Our Christmas Dinner Evenings will take place on Fridays and Saturdays from the 2nd December, though to the 23rd December. Booking is essential.

View our Festive Party Evening menu here

View our daytime Christmas menu here

Book your table here

Bauble Making Workshops

Join our expert Glassmakers in the Teign Valley Glass studios at House of Marbles for our MAKE YOUR OWN GLASS BAUBLE workshop. During the session, you will learn all about the techniques and processes and watch a demonstration by our team of how we make baubles in the studio. Next, you will receive one to one support in making your very own, completely unique festive glass bauble, including heating glass in the furnace, colouring the glass and blowing the glass into the bauble shape.

Once you have finished making your Bauble, you will leave it with us to cool down slowly in the kiln. Baubles will be ready for collection three days after the workshop.

Each one to one workshop takes 15 minutes. You must be 16 years or over to take part in this workshop.

Book Daytime Sessions Here

Book Evening Sessions Here

Santa’s Grotto


Take your child on a magical trip through our festive winter wonderland where Santa and his Elves will be waiting to welcome you into our cosy Grotto. Share your Christmas wishes and receive a lovely gift and goody bag, filled with seasonal treats to enjoy.

Santa will be in residence at House of Marbles every Saturday and Sunday from the 26th November through to Christmas, as well as the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd December.

You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite for timed sessions between 09:30 and 15:30. If you are looking to book for a large group (maximum 5 people, including adults), or for a child who may require extra time and support, please call us on 01626 835285 for more details.

Book Tickets Here

Santa’s Grotto FAQs

Santa Paws


Bring your pet to meet Santa and his Elves at House of Marbles this Christmas!

Take your furry friend on a magical trip through our festive winter wonderland where Santa and his Elves will be waiting to welcome you into our cosy grotto. Take a photo with Santa, and receive a goody bag filled with seasonal treats to enjoy.

Santa will be in residence at House of Marbles and ready to meet your four-legged friends on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November with timed sessions between 9:30am and 15:30pm available. Tickets are available to purchase on Eventbrite.

50p from each Santa Paws ticket sale will be donated to PDSA.

Book Tickets Here

Santa Paws FAQs


Capture a special moment in time by having a unique glass casting made by our expert Glassmakers at Teign Valley Glass.

Why not have your baby’s hand or foot cast, or select our add-on option to have a double cast made of both. If your child is reaching a special milestone, a glass cast makes a wonderful keep sake or special gift for a parent or grandparent to treasure.

However, glass casting is not just limited to babies and young children. Big kids and adults can have their hands or feet cast in glass too. Or, if your doggie is extra special to you, we offer to cast the paws of well behaved dogs as well.

During the session, a mould will be taken in sand of the hand, foot or paw you would like to cast. Our expert Glassmakers will then pour molten glass into the mould to capture the impression left in the sand. Your cast will then be placed into the kilns to cool gradually and be ready for collection three days later.

Book Handcastings Here

Recognised Venue

We have been recognised by a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, and a new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022!