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Bringing you Real Ideas for a Thoughtful Christmas…

The festive season is fast approaching and at Real Ideas, we’ve been working hard to create a programme of festive events and experiences for all ages.

We thought long and hard about what we wanted to celebrate this year, last year we launched our ‘Think Big Shop Small’ campaign highlighting local businesses needing support following the impacts of COVID-19 and shared ideas on how to support small businesses without spending any money. For Christmas 2021 we wanted to focus on making memories and spending time with loved ones, all things that we all missed out on last Christmas.

So this year, we’re bringing you Real Ideas for a thoughtful Christmas, we’ve curated a programme of events and experiences designed to be shared and enjoyed by all the family. Hosted at Market Hall in Devonport, you can now book for shared immersive experiences, Festive Markets for all the family as well as storytelling events in the 15 immersive dome.

We’re also encouraging people to take part in activities that are not only thoughtful to the planet but also thoughtfully chosen.

Browse the full programme of events below.

Saturday 4th December 

 11am – 1pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

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2pm – 3pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

6:30 – 7:30pm:  The Northern Lights Experience

Enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree view of the Northern Lights as you travel straight into the heart of the boreal forest.

Book now

Sunday 5th December

 10am – 4pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

6:30 – 7:30pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

Wednesday 8th December

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

6pm – 7pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

Thursday 9th December

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

6pm – 7pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

Friday 10th December

3pm – 4pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

6:30pm – 7:30pm:  The Northern Lights Experience

Enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree view of the Northern Lights as you travel straight into the heart of the boreal forest.

Book now

Saturday 11th December

11am – 1pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

2pm – 3pm: Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

7:30pm – 8:30pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Book now

Sunday 12th December

10:30am – 4pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

11am – 4pm:  Festive Market featuring choir performances

Get Christmas all wrapped up, browse a selection of thoughtful gifts by local makers, enjoy festive food and drink as well as experiencing spectacular choir performances on the iconic Market Hall stair case.

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

6pm – 7pm:  The Northern Lights Experience

Enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree view of the Northern Lights as you travel straight into the heart of the boreal forest.

Book now

Wednesday 15th December

3pm – 4pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

Thursday 16th December

3pm – 4pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

Friday 17th December

3pm – 4pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

Saturday 18th December

11am – 1pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

6pm – 7pm:  The Northern Lights Experience

Enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree view of the Northern Lights as you travel straight into the heart of the boreal forest.

Book now

Sunday 19th December

10:30am – 4pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

11am – 4pm:  Festive Market featuring choir performances

Get Christmas all wrapped up, browse a selection of thoughtful gifts by local makers, enjoy festive food and drink as well as experiencing spectacular choir performances on the iconic Market Hall stair case.

Book now

4:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

6pm – 7pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

Monday 20th December

11am – 12pm: Wintery tales with Story Republic

Grab a beanbag, snuggle up under the stars and experience the magic of our immersive dome. Listen to cinnamon-spiced tales and wintery songs, stories that shiver and comfort, some new, some borrowed, some reinvented.

Book now

2pm – 3pm: Wintery tales with Story Republic

Grab a beanbag, snuggle up under the stars and experience the magic of our immersive dome. Listen to cinnamon-spiced tales and wintery songs, stories that shiver and comfort, some new, some borrowed, some reinvented.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

Tuesday 21st December

11am – 12pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

3:30pm – 4:30pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

5pm – 6pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

Wednesday 22nd December

11am – 1pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

3:30pm – 4:30pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

5pm – 6pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

Thursday 23rd December

11am – 12pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

3:30pm – 4:30pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

5pm – 6pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

7pm – 8pm:  The Northern Lights Experience

Enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree view of the Northern Lights as you travel straight into the heart of the boreal forest.

Book now

Friday 24th December

11am – 12pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

1pm – 2pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

2:30pm – 3:30pm:  Baubles Workshop

Come along and colour your very own bauble to hang on a tree inside our immersive forest.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

Monday 27th December

11am – 12pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

4pm – 6pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

Tuesday 28th December

11am – 12pm:  Wintery Tales with Story Republic

Grab a beanbag, snuggle up under the stars and experience the magic of our immersive dome. Listen to cinnamon-spiced tales and wintery songs, stories that shiver and comfort, some new, some borrowed, some reinvented.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  Wintery Tales with Story Republic

Grab a beanbag, snuggle up under the stars and experience the magic of our immersive dome. Listen to cinnamon-spiced tales and wintery songs, stories that shiver and comfort, some new, some borrowed, some reinvented.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  The Northern Lights Experience

Enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree view of the Northern Lights as you travel straight into the heart of the boreal forest.

Book now

Wednesday 29th December

11am – 12pm:  The Alien who Stole Christmas

Cuddle up on a beanbag and take a Christmas Eve journey with Santa and Mr Freep through the solar system.

Book now

3pm – 4pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

Thursday 30th December

11am – 12pm:  Wintery Tales with Story Republic

Grab a beanbag, snuggle up under the stars and experience the magic of our immersive dome. Listen to cinnamon-spiced tales and wintery songs, stories that shiver and comfort, some new, some borrowed, some reinvented.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  Wintery Tales with Story Republic

Grab a beanbag, snuggle up under the stars and experience the magic of our immersive dome. Listen to cinnamon-spiced tales and wintery songs, stories that shiver and comfort, some new, some borrowed, some reinvented.

Book now

Friday 31st December

11am – 12pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

Sunday 2nd January

11am – 1pm:  Snow Globe Experience

Create and design your very own snowflake and watch it flurry around you inside our immersive dome at Market Hall!

Book now

2pm – 3pm:  Immerse Yourself: Space

Immersive films that are quite literally out of this world! Perfect for those interested in space or for those just looking to take a trip to the stars.

Book now

4pm – 5pm:  Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Join the clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, on an adventurous journey to find a new home.

Book now

 

This activity is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England