5th November 2019

Top 5 festive events in Exeter this Christmas

With plenty of things to do in Exeter over the Christmas period, we’ve selected some of the top festive events so that you start planning…

1.  Five Nights of Lights

Starting 13th November

This year Exeter will celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a special five-day event series, Five Nights of Lights. Starting on Wednesday 13th November,  the festive event will see Christmas lights go live in all quarters of the city, with accompanying street entertainment, live music and one-off events.

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2. Christmas Market on Cathedral Green

16th November - 19th December

Organised by Exeter Cathedral, and taking place on the Cathedral Green, this year's Christmas Market will be showcasing the best of festive food, crafts and gifts.

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market was a finalist at the 2018 Exeter Living Awards for ‘Best Event’ and the bar ‘The Cathedral Tavern’ won the award for the best bar.

Featuring a selection of crafts, fresh food and a bustling atmosphere helped by delicious food stalls and Bavarian-style bars, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets. 

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3. Christmas Shopping Fayre at Westpoint

25th November - 27th November

Every year, Westpoint is transformed into an Aladdin's cave full of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items, for 3 days of festive shopping.

This festive shopping event is simply the best you will find anywhere in the South West!

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4. The Crealy Christmas Spectacular

30th November - 24th December

The Crealy Christmas Spectacular is set to be better than ever with an all-new Christmas on Ice Show. 

Featuring Santa’s Toy Factory Santa’s Magical Show Time, Rudy's Reindeer Food Making Station and Mary Christmas' Bakery, every child will also get to choose their very own present to take home from thousands of wonderful hand-picked toys and gifts.

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5. Snow White at Barnfield Theatre

7th December - 1st January

Celebrating 10 years of professional pantomime in the heart of the city, Exeter presents Snow White as this year's panto. 

With a star cast, silly slapstick, enchanting magical effects, great singing and eye-popping costume, Snow White will delight the whole family!

With afternoon and evening performances available, this year's panto is not one to be missed. 

Tickets from £15. 

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Would you like some accommodation to turn a visit to these festive experiences into a South Devon break? Here at The Devon, we're ideally located in the heart of the region, meaning all the Christmas buzz and seasonal events are never far away. 

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