As the months turn colder and we head towards December, the festive events start filling the calendar, including Christmas markets! Across the region stallholders, local artists and craftspeople come together to present their food and gifts meaning they’re the perfect destination to begin your Christmas shopping or to simply get into the spirit of the season. Check out the Christmas markets in South Devon this year below.

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, Exeter (18th November - 18th December)

Back for 2021, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market sees Exeter Cathedral Green transformed into a festive wonderland. With an exciting array of traders serving up delicious treats as well as plenty of stallholders offering gifts and treasures. This event is free to attend and entrance to Exeter Cathedral is also free of charge during the market so you can explore this magnificent landmark. Find out more about Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market here

Christmas Shopping Fayre, Exeter (26th - 28th November)

Taking place at Westpoint in Exeter, the Christmas Shopping Fayre is three jam-packed days of festive shopping in one place! Hundreds of stalls will be there including local craftspeople, wholesalers, perfect for getting all of your Christmas shopping sorted! There will also be great food and drink for you to enjoy. Please click here if you would like to learn more about the Christmas Shopping Fayre.

Ivybridge Christmas Market, Ivybridge (26th November)

Get geared up for the festive season at the Ivybridge Christmas Market. Over 30 incredible artisan food and gift stalls will be attending for you to peruse and there’ll be festive music. Indulge in a mince pie and mulled wine or some yummy street food whilst the kids enjoy juggling, rides and other entertainment. More details about Ivybridge Christmas Market can be found here.

Festive Upcycled Gift Market, Tavistock (27th November)

Enjoy free entry to the Festive Upcycled Eco & Gift Market presented by Miss Ivy Events. Taking place at Bucher’s Hall in Tavistock, pick up some quality, locally made products perfect as gifts for your loved ones or to treat yourself! Find out more about the Festive Upcycled Gift Market by clicking here.

Sidmouth Late Night Shopping, Sidmouth (3rd December)

Sidmouth Late Night Shopping returns to Sidmouth High Street on Friday the 3rd of December. Visitors can look forward to a wonderful evening of entertainment including the La La Choir at the Market Square who will be performing a selection of Christmas songs and carols as well as dancers, a photo booth and plenty more! Further information about Sidmouth Late Night Shopping is available here.

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas, Kingsbridge (4th December)

Kick start your Christmas shopping in Kingsbridge this year at Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas. Stallholders from across Devon will be in attendance offering up tasty food as well as a plethora of gifts for all your loved ones. If you would like to find out more about Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas, please click here.

Want to find out where to meet Santa in South Devon this year? Check out our blog post here.

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