Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus is coming to town and visiting lots of magical places in the lead up to Christmas. It's not too late to get on his "nice list" but you'll have to be quick and know where to look.


Father Christmas returns to Princesshay and you can join him for lots of fun-filled festivities in hs very own workshop on Bedford Street. Everyone's welcome as Santa and his elves will create a welcoming, warm and inclusive experience for all.

Dates - selected dates from 30th November to 24th December


Visit Crealy this Christmas and there's the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive meet and greet with Santa in his grotto - he even has a present waiting! You can also catch him performing in Santa's Magical Ice Show and you can even post your Christmas wishes directly to the North Pole in Santa's Magical Post Office, run by Santa's mischevious little helpers.

Dates - various times and performances between 2nd and 23rd December

Westpoint Exeter

Full of Christmas gift ideas, Westpoint Exeter are hosting their annual Christmas Shopping Fayre and you can visit Santa's grotto for free when visiting. There will be over over 250 stands spreading lots of festive joy, along with delicious seasonal treats and entertainment.

Dates - 1st to 3rd December

Bear Town

Experience Bear Town completely transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland, with festive touches around every corner. Join Father Christmas in his splendid grotto, where all children will receive a beautifully wrapped present.

Dates - 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th and 16th to 24th December

Seaton Tramway

All aboard, the Polar Express is coming to Seaton Tramway. Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole. All guests will receive their first gift of Christmas - A Silver Sleigh Bell - from Santa himself.

Dates - selected dates through November and December


Step back into yuletide and experience Earth Santa, a unique medieval twist on Father Christmas. Nestled in the scenic beauty of Wildwood Devon and featuring authentic Saxon homes, embark on a magical journey into the enchanting Saxon era and experience the holiday magic as if you've been transported back in time.

Dates - 18th to 24th December

South Devon Railway

"The next train arriving on the South Devon Railway platform will be the Polar Express". For traditional train lovers this is an authentic experience for all the family to enjoy. Throughout the jorney you’ll be entertained, meeting the Conductor and his crew. All the while the train steams towards the North Pole where you can all meet Santa and one of his friendly elves. 

Dates - selected dates from 24th November to 23rd December

With so much going on in Exeter this festive season, check out our Christmas guide to see what's on this winter.




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