Gandy Street's Countdown to Christmas 2018

Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Tel: 01392 276665

(c) Sebastian Christopher


On the 22nd of November, Gandy Street Traders will once again take to the cobbled street, spilling out onto stalls to welcome shoppers to an evening of Festive Fun and this year looks to be bigger and better than ever as Gandy Street's Countdown to Christmas starts the season off with a spectacular Christmas party.

Shoppers can expect a winter wonderland with all kinds of treats, fudge and chocolate samples;prosecco, mince pies and mulled wine, cider and gin, not to mention offers and promotions up and down the street.

There will be SNOW, a children's craft workshop, street musicians from MIDI - Music In Devon Initiative, a choir, a return of the wonderfully endearing Victorian Fairy, Betty Twinkle on her giant Robin and Oz Symons Man of Magic performing as a Magical Santa! New for this year, will be a Santa's Grotto in Coolings'' Cellar bar and the not to be missed chance to see inside one of Gandy Street's historic listed buildings, The Freemasons' Hall, including the masonic lodge room.

The open evening will be sponsored by Semper Fidelis Lodge and free entry (via the Gandy St entrance) will be from 6pm - 8pm. There will also be a Charity Tombola with an exceptional array of prizes, donated by the businesses and mini massages to raise money for Children's Hospice South West.

This event is funded by InExeter and the Gandy Street businesses in order to showcase this special street with its eclectic and artisan independents and this year we will be joined by some amazing stores from Queen Street. It's a great opportunity to celebrate and thank our wonderful customers and see in the festive period together, with a Christmas extravaganza!


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

Gandy Street can be accessed from the High Street and Queen Street. It is pedestrianised. Parking available in Guildhall and Mary Arches Car Parks.

Public Transport Directions

Very easy to get to via public transport. Only a few minutes walk from any bus that drops off in the High Street or Queen Street. 3 minute walk from Central Train Station

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