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

  1. Virtual Christmas Market
    Welcome to our first ever Virtual Christmas Market! Shop with your favourite indie retailers, find out where you can get takeaway food & drink, and relax with our programme of virtual entertainment.
  2. Win a 2021 City Break in Exeter
    There’s never been a more important time to escape the everyday and enjoy a little bit of luxury. That’s why we’ve put together this fabulous overnight package for one lucky couple!
  3. Know Before You Go
    We can't wait for you to visit Exeter again. Rest assured we have been doing all we can to make sure your visit is as safe as possible, and businesses across the city have been working hard to put measures in place ready for your visit. Find out more about planning your visit...
  4. Take an Exetercation -  Your Holiday From Home Guide
    If you're lucky enough to live in or near Exeter, you have everything you need for a holiday, right on your doorstep. We can't guarantee the weather, but whatever you like to do on holiday - relaxing on the beach, getting active, or trying something new, you can pretty much guarantee you'll find it here in Devon. So why not take time out to explore Exeter this summer, using the safety and comfort of your own home as your base - we're calling it an Exetercation!
  5. Exeter Dining Dome
    This autumn and winter, for the first time Exeter will host dining domes alongside several city restaurants. These heated ‘igloo’ domes will be situated in locations across the city, seating up to 6 people in each, so you can dine in private, whilst watching the world go by.
    1. 2 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
  6. 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.

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

  1. Treasure Island at Exeter Northcott
    It’s Christmas Eve in the The Spyglass Tavern and Jim Hawkins is serving ale to the one and only customer the pub ever has. Suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim’s life forever…
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  2. The Wizard of Oz flyer
    Last Christmas, SNOW WHITE was our most popular panto ever!  The show received glowing reviews and was even nominated for an Exeter Living Award! So, this year the team returns with a brand-new pantomime: THE WIZARD OF OZ!
    1. 9 Dec 202017 Dec 2020
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    3. 19 Dec 202025 Dec 2020
    4. 27 Dec 20202 Jan 2021
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    6. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  3. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  4. 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.
  5. Cows (c) Devon County Show Credit: Geoff & Tordis Pagotto
    Billed as Devon’s Big Day Out, the Devon County Show is a showcase for aspects of life and work in the county as well as entertainment, shopping and good food.
    1. 2 Jul 20214 Jul 2021
  6. Gone Wild Festival
    Join Bear Grylls at the Gone Wild Festival on August Bank Holiday 2021. This new, action packed family festival is set to take place in the sweeping grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter.
    1. 26 Aug 202129 Aug 2021
  7. Poppies in the road
    A Civic Party led by the Lord Mayor and comprising City Councillors, Honorary Aldermen, MP, representatives from the Fire Service, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Police, Sea Cadets and University and others, will lead a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 8 November 2020, which is conducted at the City's War Memorial in Northernhay Gardens, when everyone is welcome to attend.
    1. 8 Nov 2020
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  8. Virtual Events
    From online workshops and virtual activity trails, to talks and lectures - Exeter is pretty impressive when it comes to the variety of virtual events.

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Check out our 'Fabulously Festive Recipes' blog for ideas from our local businesses for Christmas starters, mains,… https://t.co/1ZiNidY2Ak
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