The Guildhall Shopping Centre and Queen St Dining are hosting a lovely Alpine Christmas Market between now and the 23rd of December. This safe, outdoor event sees eight very exciting traders selling their wares throughout the festive period. The Alpine Village is located against St Pancras Church as well as in Market Square and is open daily from 11am to 5pm with late night opening from the 2nd of December until 9pm.

Some of the exciting gifts on offer include, local Devonshire fudge, wooden Christmas decorations and home décor, Christmas wreaths, chocolate kisses, handmade wool clothing and roasted nuts and confectionary. Why not shop and grab a tasty snack at the same time? Alongside the stalls, there are a selection of great street food traders on site seven days a week.

Guildhall Shopping and Dining also have some exciting visits planned from The Grinch, Christmas Nutkins, Bouncing Snowmen, The Salvation Army Band, Granny Turismo Chrismo as well as many other local musicians who will be spreading some festive cheer under the twinkling Christmas lights.

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Delicious and indulgent Alpine themed desserts.

Wild Wool

Get ready for all the season has to throw at you with some super gorgeous winter warmers, perfect for gifts too. Choose from gorgeous merino wool scarves, to Fairtrade cashmere shawls and ponchos. Click here to view their website!


Yonkers sell all things Christmassy, from wooden ducks to Christmas decorations and perfect gifts for secret Santa! Find then seven days a week in Market Square.

Jammy Brambles

Luxury homemade brownies, blondies and flapjack to enjoy with friends, celebrate a special occasion or just to indulge as a treat! Take a look their Facebook page for inspiration - be warned it'll make you very hungry! 

Charms 4U

Offering a fabulous array of charms to choose from representing hobbies, relatives, messages of affection, weddings, animals, pets, traditional emblems and much more. Simply choose the charms you want and they will fit them for you then and there. All presented in an organza gift bag. Browse their site for their gorgeous charms!

‏The Oddfellows

The Oddfellows are on site in their toasty little cabin with their delicious mulled wine and mulled cider syrup! Perfect for a gift or for your own enjoyment! Take the taste of the Christmas Market home with you this year!

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Thoughtful gifts from independents

Still have gifts to tick off your list? Pay our fantastic independent shopping areas a visit; including Magdalen Road, Gandy Street, the Quayside, Fore Street, South Street the Cathedral Quarters and Topsham - from homeware, to quirky gifts, beauty, fashion and more, your loved ones will be spoilt with gorgeous gifts this year! Don't forget you can view our independents at our Virtual Christmas Market and have your chosen presents delivered!

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All of these gifts will make the perfect secret santa gifts, stocking fillers or treats on Christmas Day - the best part is that you'll be supporting an excellent local business and putting a big smile on a family's face this festive season!


The Guildhall Shopping Centre
Independent Shop
The Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

From fashion to food, to booking that perfect family holiday, everything you need can be found at Guildhall Shopping Centre, being home to brands such as Sainsbury’s, Wilko, Primark, WH Smith, Superdrug, Mothercare and Jigsaw, amongst others. Whilst shopping, don’t forget to check out the eight new restaurants at Queen St Dining!

The Oddfellows
The Oddfellows drinks

Only a stone's throw away around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Exeter High Street, our independent, relaxed and friendly gastro bar will be sure to please.

Queen St Dining
Queen St Dining entrance

From dawn ‘til dusk and to supper and beyond, Queen St Dining is the perfect location for Exeter’s food-loving residents and city visitors to sample the finest fare from local food heroes and unique cuisines in cool casual dining destinations



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