28th October 2020

Festive Guide to Exeter

If you’re looking for festive things to do in and around Exeter then look no further as we’ve handpicked the very best festive activities to lift your spirits. Christmas this year may be a little different but there is still plenty of room for fun, laughter and a bucket load of festive cheer. 

 Before traveling please check these attractions are open and that you are comfortable with their COVID-19 procedures before visiting. 

Exeter's Christmas Market 

21st November - 19th December

Nothing gets you more in the festive spirit than wrapping up warm, sipping on mulled wine, strolling under the twinkling lights and browsing local delights at a Christmas market. From hot churros and pizzas to handmade jewellery and garland wreaths there will be something for everyone at Exeter's Christmas market. With new safety procedures, widened walkways, and many sanitising stations this is the perfect safe festive activity for all the family. 

Cotley Farm Christmas Experience 

26th November - 23rd December

Despite the strange times, we are in we can rely on Cotley Farm to provide a wonderful Christmas activity. Whether you and the whole family want to pick the perfect tree or you’re after the perfect decoration or present from an authentic local shop? Cotley Farm is perfect. Grab your winter hat and wellie boots and head out for a safe fun-filled visit. 

Festive Afternoon Tea 

3rd - 23rd December

Are you looking for the perfect indulgent treat this December? Our Festive Afternoon Tea is the perfect festive experience for you this year, gather friends, family or colleagues and let our attentive team care of you. From warm scones, Christmas Yule Log, Snowman macarons, finger sandwiches and much more - you’ll find something for everyone at The Devon Hotel. 

Christmas Shopping

With an excellent mix of shops that can be found within easy walking distance of each other, from the big names in the High Street and Princesshay, to independent and vintage fashions, jewellery, crafts and gifts in the cobbled Gandy Street and quirky West Quarter.

Wizard of Oz Pantomime 

19th December - 3rd January

He’s behind you.. Oh no he isn’t… Oh yes he is!! 

You cannot beat a pantomime show to get all the family laughing and this year will be no different. Exeter’s Corn Exchange is putting on a socially distanced show and with last year's show being nominated for Exeter Living Award you know this year will be bigger and better! 

Treasure Island 

9th December - 9th January 

Looking for a barrel of laughs for all the family? Northcott is hosting Exeter’s favourite funnymen Le Navet Bete for a swashbuckling family comedy this Christmas. Featuring swashbuckling pirates, tropical islands and a mermaid you will never forget, set sail on the Jolly Todger with Jim Lad, Long John Silver and a whole host of other characters as they make their way to the Caribbean to seek out a bounty of elusive treasure. But will they get there in one piece and is everyone really who they say they are?