We know, it’s only just turned from autumn into winter but the big day will be here before you know it, so why not jump right into the spirit by visiting some of Devon’s best loved markets and seasonal events? Wherever you are in the county, you’ll find a host of markets where you can enjoy a mulled wine or two and scoff some mince pies, as well as tracking down the perfect gifts.

Get these dates in your diary and enjoy a Devon made Christmas this year!

South Devon

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Thurlestone Hotel Christmas Shopping Night
23rd November
5pm – 8pm
Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge

Get your Christmas gifts at the hotel’s shopping night, with over 30 stalls.

Devonmade Christmas Market
26th November
10 am – 3pm
33 Palace Avenue, Paignton

Back by popular demand and with 40 stalls full of handmade gifts from local businesses, there will be something here for everyone!

Tavistock Dickensian Evening
1st December
5pm onwards

See the town light switch on and enjoy the old fashioned Christmas experience.

Christmas Illuminations at Babbacombe Model Village
2nd – 31st December
The model village is all lit up for Christmas, so head along and get in the spirit!

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas
2nd December

Kick off the start of the festivities for this year with Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas.

Totnes Christmas Market
5th, 12th & 19th December
3pm – 9pm

Shops will be open late and market stalls will have a delightful array of treats, as well as entertainment throughout.

Tavistock Christmas Festival
10th December
10 am – 6pm
Butcher’s Hall, Tavistock PL19 0AL

Jam packed with festive treats from over 60 exhibitors, there is plenty of choice for gifts here.

North Devon

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Affinity Devon Christmas Market
11th – 12th November

A traditional Christmas market taking place in the Affinity Devon Outlet, giving you plenty of chances to get a start on the Christmas shopping and lots of ways to distract the kids while you do so!

Dulverton Christmas Craft Fair
11th November
Dulverton Town Hall
10 am – 3pm

Find a host of fabulous gifts with everything from glass art, soap and locally written books.

Christmas Craft and Scoff at Affinity Devon
19th November
10 am – 4pm

Christmas food, drink and crafts, plus a visit from the man in red himself!

BideFood Fest
26th November
10am – 4pm
Bideford Pannier Market

Get the best seasonal food and drink in Bideford as part of their Christmas Food Festival.

Late Night Christmas Market
7th December, and every Thursday leading up to Christmas
5pm – 8pm

Late night Christmas shopping and more at Affinity Devon Outlet in Bideford.

Lynton Town Hall Christmas Market
9th December
12 noon – 6pm
Lynton Town Hall, Lynton

A host of crafts, food, drinks and gifts all under one roof at Lynton Town Hall.

Bideford Christmas Market
9th December
12 noon – 8pm
Bideford Pannier Market

Mulled wine and lots of handmade gifts to purchase, a wonderful way to kick start the Christmas season.

East Devon

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Christmas Shopping Fayre
1st-2nd December
Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary nr Exeter

Head to Westpoint for the 27th annual Christmas Shopping Fayre with yet another selection of exhibitors.

Christmas Craft Fair
2nd December
Kennaway House, Sidmouth

Featuring a range of locally made gifts, along with refreshments, all are welcome and there is free entry!

Christmas Craft and Shopping Fayre
9th December
10am – 4pm
The Beehive, Honiton

With local crafters and independent businesses from around the town, there will be a wide selection of gifts available.

Ottery Christmas Community Market
9th December
The Institute, Ottery St Mary

Crafts, gifts, food, books, clothes and everything else you could need for Christmas.

Exmouth Christmas Village
15th December – 1st January
1 The Parade, Exmouth

Family friendly activities and stalls with a host of Christmas treats available.

Christmas Fayre at the Mill
25th November
11 am – 4pm
Coldharbour Mill, Cullompton

With something for the whole family, Coldharbour Mill is celebrating the return of their popular Christmas event.

Electric Nights Christmas Special
25th November
5pm – 9pm
Tiverton Pannier Market

Food, bars, live music and a Santa’s Grotto – these popular events have got a Christmas twist for this evening!

Exeter Christmas Market
18th November – 17th December

Starting at 5pm on 18th November, the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is back for another year. With over 100 chalets offering gifts, themed bars, street food and seasonal entertainment, plus free entry into the cathedral this is a must visit.

Christmas Fair
18th – 19th November
Poltimore House, Exeter

Due to its popularity, you’ll find Politmore’s Christmas Fair will be running across two days this year, with plenty of gifts, food and more to find.

Christmas at Crealy
2nd – 23rd December
Crealy Theme Park, Exeter

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Crealy this year.

Doggy Festive Market & Santa Paws Grotto
9th December
10 am – 3pm
Matford Centre, Exeter

Don’t let your dogs feel left out of the Christmas festivities, they can meet Santa Paws and enjoy a lovely day out getting some treats just for your furry friends.

Plymouth Christmas Market
30th November
6pm – 9pm

Experience the magic of Plymouth Christmas Market, with plenty of stalls, crafts and more.

Looking for more fun and festivities over the next few weeks? Make sure to keep an eye on our events to see what else is coming up!

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