4th November 2021

Top 6 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. A Christmas Carol | Northcott Theatre

Wednesday 1st December - Saturday 1st January 2022 | Price: £16 - £24

Snuggle up as a classic Christmas tale unfolds on stage as you're taken back to Victorian London where Ebenezer Scrooge is settling down for the night…

This festive classic is the perfect way to indulge in Christmas nostalgia.

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2. Beauty and the Beast at Exeter Corn Exchange

Saturday 11th December - Sunday 2nd January | From £13.50

Reignite your love for the all-time favourite beauty and the Beast this panto season. Discover all the classic ingredients that make a good old-fashioned festive family panto, from singing, dancing to timely jokes. 

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3.  Wreath Making - Half Day Workshop

Tuesday 7th December  | 2pm - 4:30pm | £35  

Get into the festive spirit and spark your creative skills as you try your hand at wreath making, using 100% natural materials. Whether your festive creation hangs proudly on your front door or you have someone in mind to gift it to, this half day workshop will make the perfect companion this festive season. 

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4. Christmas Market on Cathedral Green 

Thursday 18th November - Saturday 18th December

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, organised by Exeter Cathedral has been taking place since 2017, bringing the festive spirit to the City. This event has become increasingly popular each year and unfolds around the iconic Cathedral grounds. 

You can expect the best of festive food, crafts and Christmas gifts. 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. 

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market was Best Event finalist at both the 2018 and 2019 Exeter Living Awards, and its ‘Cathedral Tavern’ was awarded Best Bar.

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5. Christmas Shopping Fayre at Westpoint 

26th November - 28th November

Friday and Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm | Sunday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Adults £4 | Over 65’s £3 | 16 and under free

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. You'll enjoy browsing around 100s of stalls displaying 1000s of new lines and amazing seasonal offers, making your Christmas shopping effortless with handcrafted gifts.

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

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6. The Crealy Christmas Spectacular 

Saturday 27th November - Friday 24th December

Visit Crealy throughout the festive season and experience a thrilling Christmas celebration. Gaze upon the theme park lit up with decorations and enjoy their festive attractions. 

The Crealy Christmas Spectacular is set to be better than ever with an all-new Christmas on Ice Show, 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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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. Simply click through to see our current accommodation offers.