It really starts to feel like the festive season when we begin our Christmas shopping. Some of us enjoy going to a local Christmas fair while others prefer to hit the high street, however you plan to do your seasonal shopping this year, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at the Christmas shopping events in South Devon and where to shop below.

Christmas Shopping Events

Plymouth Christmas Show, Plymouth (20th November)

The Plymouth Christmas Show returns to Plymouth Guildhall this year. A perfect day out for the whole family, Santa will be in his grotto and there will be a fantastic Christmas market to pick up some gifts.

Christmas Fair in Aid of Dart Sailability, Stoke Fleming (20th November)

Stoke Fleming Charitable Ladies are hosting a Christmas Fair in Aid of Dart Sailability. Taking place at Stoke Fleming Village Hall, visitors can look forward to stalls, crafts, cakes and more as well as music from the Dashing Devon Dukes.

Christmas Bazaar, Teignmouth (27th - 28th November)

Enjoy the Christmas Bazaar at Teign Heritage Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum over two days this November. Shop unique gifts at the range of stalls and you can take a look around the Museum Shop too.

Winter Fest - Torre Abbey, Torquay (27th - 28th November)

Torre Abbey’s Winter Fest is back set in the stunning setting of the Spanish Barn. The Christmas gift and craft fair is the ideal place to buy handmade gifts and decorations that you won’t find on the high street.

Present Maker Exhibition, Kingsbridge (30th November - 12th December)

Pop along to Harbour House in Kingsbridge to the Present Maker Exhibition. Eight local artists and makers come together to present a beautiful collection of unique handmade gifts, perfect for Christmas presents.

Christmas Fair in Aid of CHSW, Dartmouth (4th December)

Taking place at The Old Market in Dartmouth, the Christmas Fair in Aid of Children’s Hospice South West starts at 10am. Look forward to cakes, jewellery, crafts and lots more from local artisans all raising money for a brilliant cause.

Christmas Craft Fair, Kingsbridge (6th - 31st December)

Running throughout December, the Christmas Craft Fair at Market Hall in Kingsbridge gives visitors the opportunity to buy locally made crafts direct from the makers. There will be a wide range of unusual gifts perfect as presents or to treat yourself!

Shopping Small at Christmas

Many of us are looking to shop small this Christmas and support our local businesses and communities. Across South Devon, villages and towns are home to independent shops which are the perfect places to get started on your Christmas shopping. Dartmouth, for example is a great destination for artwork due to its wide range of galleries whilst Tavistock is wonderful for stylish clothing. To find out more about shopping small in South Devon, have a look at our Shop Local in South Devon blog post here

Take a look at our selection of shops in South Devon here.

Shopping Centres

If you’re not visiting South Devon around any of the Christmas markets or fairs, don’t panic as we have plenty of other great places for you to get some Christmas shopping done!

Princesshay Shopping Centre, Exeter

In the heart of Exeter, Princesshay Shopping Centre houses lots of well known shops and restaurants for you to choose from. The wider Exeter high street also boasts lots of beautiful independent boutiques too.

Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay

If you’re staying on the English Riviera also known as Torbay, make sure to check out Fleet Walk Shopping Centre in Torquay. You’ll find a great range of shops to pick up those special presents.

Christmas Markets

If you’re looking for larger Christmas markets, take a look at our Christmas markets in South Devon blog post here. We’ve got some fantastic festive markets happening across the region, many with live entertainment, food, drink and of course, lots of fabulous vendors selling gifts and seasonal treasures.

Looking for Christmas events? Head over to our Christmas events in South Devon blog post here.

And if you would like to find out where to meet Santa in South Devon, have a look at our blog post here.

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