Festive Celebrations

at House of Marbles

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

Santa eagerly awaits children in his Grotto, while our talented Chefs at The Old Pottery Restaurant diligently prepare a sumptuous Christmas feast.

The Emporium is brimming with unique gifts and toys, and the glassmakers from Teign Valley Glass Studio are getting their gallery and hot shop ready for the festivities, where you can even try your hand at glassblowing! Meanwhile, the rest of our team is gearing up to extend a warm welcome to you.

Join us for a tradition of wonder and joy, and stay tuned for more events and activities to be added soon. Read more below to discover details about our key events. Unforgettable moments that will stay with you forever are just around the corner!

Santa’s Grotto

Step into the enchanting world of Santa’s Grotto at House of Marbles, where cherished holiday memories come to life. Santa and his Elves await, offering an exclusive opportunity for every ticket holder to meet Father Christmas himself.

Share your deepest Christmas wishes, and each child will receive a festive goody bag filled with holiday treasures. Santa’s visits extend from 25th November through 22nd December, ensuring everyone can experience the magic. Secure your spot, or opt for special sessions for larger groups and personalised attention.

Join us for a tradition of wonder and joy, creating cherished memories that last a lifetime!

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Santa Paws

Santa Paws returns for 2023!

Santa Paws makes this Christmas unforgettable for your whole family, including your beloved pets! Join us on a whimsical journey through our enchanting winter wonderland, where your four-legged companions can meet Santa himself, tails wagging in excitement. Capture the joy with a paw-some photo, shining brighter than Rudolph’s nose.

Our cosy grotto is open for two days this November – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. We recommend groups of up to six for a magical experience.

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Wreath Making Workshops

Join us at House of Marbles every Thursday from 30th November for our all-time favourite Wreath-Making Workshops!

For £40 per person, you’ll enjoy a 2-hour crafting session, complete with a glass of prosecco or bucks fizz, plus you’ll receive a £10 voucher for our Pottery By Night Restaurant, allowing you to turn it into a memorable night out (redeemable on the same evening or later – with a minimum spend of £25).

The Emporium will also stay open late until 10pm, giving you time to browse and find gifts and treats for your loved ones.

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Bauble Making Workshops

Join our expert Glassmakers in the Teign Valley Glass Studio 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.

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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.

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Late Night Shopping

Christmas is a time of abundance at House of Marbles with The Emporium 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 from 30th November, with The Emporium open until 10pm.

The Emporium

Recognised Venue

We have been recognised by a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards in consecutive years from 2014 - 2019, and the new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023!