What’s On Devon… December!

The most magical month in Devon is here – December! We can finally rejoice in the spirit of Christmas, as our five-a-day is swiftly replaced with mince pies, and our wine becomes mysteriously mulled. Yes – December in Devon is full of glorious festive fun, so keep on reading to discover your perfect Christmas countdown. 


Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market and Late-night Shopping

16th November – 19th December

Adorned by the stunning Exeter Cathedral as it's the backdrop, Exeter Christmas Market is back for its seventh year and its bigger and better than ever before! Hailed as one of the best in the UK, you’ll be able to meander between the carefully selected stalls offering a wide variety of exceptional exhibitors, from crafts to delicious delicacies. If that’s not enough, be spoilt for choice with a varied selection of drinks, mulled or otherwise, in the impressively erected ‘Cathedral Tavern’ which took home ‘Best Bar’ award in the 2019 Exeter Living Awards. Check out who you want to visit here: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/exeter-christmas-market-2019-everything-3541351


You'll also be able to hit the shops after work every Thursday in December, as the shops stay open until around 9pm to make sure you’re prepped for the big day!


Totnes Christmas Market

3rd – 17th

Arguably the most anticipated Tuesday evenings of the year are back! Totnes Christmas Market returns for another year of festive community spirit. From 15:30-21:00, watch as Totnes’s otherwise nonchalant high street fills up with a buzz of people visiting an eclectic mix of local business across the South West, selling anything from individual crafts to vintage clothing. Oh, and make sure you go with an empty belly, as a mere waft of the delicious local food and drink stalls will be enough to send your taste buds into overdrive!


Bastille: Doom Days Club Nights – The Foundry  

7th December

If you’ve already had enough of listening to Mariah Carey listing off all the things she wants for Christmas, then this might be the perfect distraction. Multi-award-winning, Bastille, are bringing their Doom Day Club Night to Torquay's The Foundry. Head on down for a night full of hits, including, Bad Blood, Flaws and Pompeii.


Lantern Parade and Christmas Street Fayre

11th December

Newton Abbot will also play host to festive fun this Christmas, as the town centre will come alive with a Christmas street fayre and lantern parade, and the shops will remain open late so you can squeeze in your Christmas purchases!


Christmas at Kents Cavern

1st-24th December

Ever celebrated Christmas in a prehistoric cave? Well, now you can. Kents Cavern will be bringing a Christmas extravaganza fit for all ages, with a panto style adventure around the caves, mulled wine and mince pies, and the chance to meet the big man himself, whilst he takes a well-earned break from other very important Christmas responsibilities.


So, if this lot doesn't shake off the green-eyed grinch off your back, then I simply don't know what will! All that's left to say is Meeeerrryyyy Chrrrristmasssss to all and all a good night!