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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. Enchanting Christmas Experiences in Exeter

    With Santa’s grottos, Christmas light displays, heart-warming markets, magical family-friendly experiences and much more – it’s time to have yourself an enchanting Exeter Christmas.

    19 Nov 2021
  3. Escape the Everyday in Exeter
    Craving the freedom to explore? Exeter is the perfect place to ‘Escape the Everyday’, and try something new. With plenty of green and open outdoor space, it is easy to explore safely, and businesses with indoor space have put measures in place to ensure Exeter is a safe choice for reconnecting with friends and family.
  4. Football Breaks
    A visit to Exeter is a must for footie fans of all ages. Exeter City FC is located within the city centre, just a few minutes walk from Exeter's main shopping and dining areas, offering the perfect opportunity to make a day - or even a weekend of it! Check out these special offers for football fans.
  5. Win a Foodie Break in Exeter
    Local Devon produce features on menus at eateries across the city, and you'll need at least a few days to get just a small taste of some of the fine flavours on offer. That's why we're offering the chance to win this fabulous foodie break in Exeter!
  6. All of the Magical Pantos and Shows in Exeter this Christmas

    It isn't Christmas without a pantomime, right? Exeter's festive season is packed with pantomimes for the entire family - you'll be spoilt for choice!

    11 Nov 2021
  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.

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

  1. Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green
    Exeter Cathedral's popular Christmas Market is back for 2021, from Thursday 18 November – Saturday 18 December.
    1. 18 Nov 202118 Dec 2021
  2. 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.
  3. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  4. Exeter Winter Wonderland
    Exeter's first Winter Wonderland offers 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 20212 Jan 2022
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  5. Christmas Trail at Killerton
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    2. 30 Nov 20212 Jan 2022
  6. The Snow bar set up in Princesshay Square
    From Thursday 12th November – Wednesday 29th December Princesshay Square will be transformed once again into a magical Christmas scene with an open-air snow house bar, heated snow dome pods and covered outdoor seating plus a Bratwurst BBQ grill and wooden chalets selling gifts and seasonal food located nearby in Bedford Street and East Gate.
    1. 12 Nov 202129 Dec 2021

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Don't miss the opportunity to join @ExeterCCT's Santa Run on the 5th December - you have until tomorrow! 🎅… https://t.co/HdMBLzLdMz
30 Nov 2021   15:17:53
Oh, it's so good to see Exeter twinkling again! Who else is loving the Christmas lights in the city centre this yea… https://t.co/jKVdmDfhZP
30 Nov 2021   14:42:21
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30 Nov 2021   12:09:06
RT @ExeterCathedral: You're in luck! A few tickets remain for tomorrow's performance of #AChristmasCarol (7.30pm, Tues 30 Nov). A real f… https://t.co/CYOzGcYyGJ
30 Nov 2021   12:08:37