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Five festive events this Christmas

It may still be November but now that Exeter's lights are on display, surely we're allowed to talk about Christmas! Over the coming days and weeks, there's a variety of festive events taking place across Devon – here’s a pick of the best things to see and do:

Torquay Christmas Carnival Procession and Christmas Lights

When: Saturday 18th November from 4:30pm

A Christmas Carnival procession will make its way through the centre of Torquay, culminating with the Christmas light switch on. The Christmas carnival starts from Torquay Coach Station (next to the TTPL office) at 4:30pm and works its way to the Harbour.

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Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations

When: Saturday 25th November

Brixham’s annual Christmas light switch on is always atmospheric with a lantern procession on the Harbour and fireworks. The Lantern procession starts at 4:45pm outside Rockfish on the harbour, followed by fireworks and light switch-on at 6pm

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Exeter Christmas market and Princesshay late night shopping

When: Christmas market runs from Thursday 16th November – Sunday 17th December

Late night shopping takes place every Thursday in Princesshay from Thursday 16th November, until Thursday 21st December

With Exeter Cathedral as a beautiful backdrop, Exeter Christmas Market is one of the prettiest places to visit this Christmas.

In addition, late night shopping at Princesshay will take place every Thursday in the lead-up to Christmas, with shops opening until 9pm.

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Christmas at Cockington Court

When: Every weekend in December

With a number of local craft makers set in a beautiful English setting, Cockington Court is a great place to visit at Christmas time. There will also be a selection of stalls and activities every weekend in the run up to Christmas.

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Plymouth Christmas Market

When: Thursday 30th November – 21st December

Over 50 log-cabin stalls will appear from 30th November in Plymouth’s city centre, including local produce, hand-crafted gifts and a Bavarian bar with heated seats!

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