Whether you think it’s too early to start thinking about, whether you’re already done with your preparations or whether you celebrate a different holiday entirely, there is something quite magical about this time of year and the festivities that go along with it. It you’re looking to experience a little Christmas cheer, here are some of the events taking place across Devon leading up to the big day.

South Devon

South Devon Railway Polar Express, from November.

Christmas at Pennywell Farm, from November.

Powderham Castle, nr Exeter, Michaelmas Fair, 3rd November from 10am.

Plymouth City Christmas light switch – on, 17th November from 4pm.

Plymouth Late Nigh Shopping, 17th November.

Torquay Christmas light switch-on, 19th November.

Plymouth Barbican light switch-on, 19th November, from midday.

Dawlish Christmas light switch-on, 25th November, from 6pm.

Topsham Christmas light switch-on, 25th November, from 5pm.
Dawlish Christmas Street Market and Festive Fun, 25th – 27th November.

Train of Lights, Dartmouth Steam Railway, 25th November – 30th December.

Brixham Lanterns, Lights and Luminations, 26th November, from 6pm.

Teignmouth, Pavilions Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre, 26th – 27th November.

Torre Abbey Winterfest Christmas Fayre, 26th – 27th November.

Devonmade Christmas Market, Paignton, 27th November, from 10am.

Plymouth City Centre Christmas Market, 1st – 18th December.

Powderham Castle’s Christmas at the Castle, 1st – 31st December.

Bovey Tracey Christmas light switch-on, 3rd December, from 2pm.
Dartington Hall’s Great Hall Winter Craft Fair, 2nd-4th December.

Newton Abbot Christmas Fayre, Newton Abbot Race Course, 3rd December, from 10am.

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas Farmers’ Market, 3rd December.

Bovey Tracey Christmas Market, 3rd December, from 2pm.

Newton Abbot Good Food Sunday Christmas Fair, Newton abbot race course, 3rd December.

Plymouth Royal William’s Yard, 4th December.

Totnes Christmas Market, 6th, 13th and 20th December, from 3pm.

Mid Devon

Tavistock warm up Christmas Market, 5th November, from 10am.
Exeter Winter Wonderland, 16th November-24th December.

Exeter Late Night Shopping, 16th November – 21st December.
Exeter Christmas light switch-on, 18th November, from 11am.
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, 18th November – 18th December.

Exeter Westpoint Christmas shopping fayre, 25th -27th November

Cullompton Christmas Festival, 26th November from 4pm.

Christmas in Crediton, 26th November, from 2.30pm.

Tavistock Dickensian evening, 2nd December, from 5 pm.

North Devon

RHS Rosemoor Glow 2022, 17th November – 30th December.
Ilfracombe Christmas Market, 25th – 27th November.
Clovelly Christmas light switch-on, 4th December, from 4pm.

Bideford Christmas light switch-on, 4th December, from midday.

East Devon

Seaton Tramway Polar Express, starts November.

Connaught Christmas, Sidmouth, 9th – 18th December.

Bicton Park Late Night Shopping, 9th December.


Make sure to keep an eye on our What’s On pages for a host of Christmas and New Year events.