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Exeter is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do, whatever the weather, night or day.

  1. Christmas in Exeter
    Step into Christmas in Exeter! Our historic city is the place to celebrate with your friends and family and jump into the festive spirit.
  2. Exeter by Train
    Travel to Exeter by train, with Great Western Railway. Get inspiration with one of our suggested rail itineraries.
  3. Eat and drink out for Less in Exeter

    We've researched special offers around the city - so you can still dine out without having to break the bank!

  4. Unforgettable Christmas Experiences in Exeter

    Day or night - Exeter is filled with unforgettable Christmas experiences this festive season.

  5. Exeter's Magical Panto Guide

    'Tis the season to snap up your tickets to Exeter's pantos!

  6. Gift a little piece of Exeter this Christmas

    From food and drink experiences, beauty gifts, days out and more, there's something for everyone in our city!

  7. Topsham (c) Jan Penny
    The quaint historic estuary port of Topsham, just 4 miles from Exeter, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary. Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour.
  8. Exeter in 24 Hours
    Exeter's compact size makes it easy to explore, and a great choice of accommodation and things to do make it the perfect destination for a weekend break.

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Explore our top picks of places to stay and things to do in and around Exeter.

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Exeter's vibrant arts scene sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West.

  1. What's happening in and around Exeter
    Find out what's on Exeter and explore the best Exeter events. It's hard to beat the year-round programme of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and entertainment with live events every day of the year.
  2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

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    1. 9 Dec 2022
    2. 16 Dec 2022
  4. Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green
    Exeter Cathedral's popular Christmas Market is back for 2022, from Friday 18 November – Sunday 18 December. Taking place on Exeter's Cathedral Green, the Cathedral Christmas Market is wonderfully atmospheric, set among a labyrinth of winding lanes, festooned with fairy lights and laced with the seasonal sights and smells of festive chalets, showcasing a wide range of local, regional, national and international suppliers, offering crafts and gifts, and seasonal food and drink.
    1. 18 Nov 202218 Dec 2022
  5. Exeter Winter Wonderland
    Exeter's Winter Wonderland returns for 2022, offering a magical day out for the whole family to enjoy.  With plenty of exciting rides and attractions, including a real ice rink, an abundance of locally-sourced festive refreshments and a giant Santa’s Grotto, this year’s Winter Wonderland is not to be missed.
    1. 17 Nov 20222 Jan 2023
  6. A December to Remember
    1. 8 Dec 2022
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    13. 22 Dec 2022
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    1. 18 Dec 2022
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    6. 28 Dec 2022
  8. Magdalen Road Christmas Fair
    Annual Christmas fair organised by the St Leonard’s Neighbourhood Association. Magdalen Road's shops and restaurants are joined by 50 stalls from all over the West Country and the event features street food, drinks, live music, fairground rides and Christmas shopping.
    1. 3 Dec 2022

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