Christmas Starts Here

Exeter has everything you need this winter to get you in the festive spirit from Christmas markets and giant snow globes to following the lights and discovering the city’s gems.

Exeter BID Christmas Lights Switch On

See the city of Exeter sparkle at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On event on Thursday 17th November from 4pm – 8pm in Princesshay. Organised for the first time by the Exeter Business Improvement (BID) and sponsored by Stagecoach.

Hosted by Radio Exe favourites Ashley Jeary and Ben Clark, the popular ceremony will officially mark the countdown to Christmas.

Visitors to the city will be treated to a festive programme of entertainment from local artists and performers.

Representatives from the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service will join Exeter Chiefs players Julian Salvi & Matt Jess to switch on the city’s lights at 6:25pm

4pm – St Nicholas Primary School
4:15pm – Melissa Bell
4:35pm – Barron
5:15pm – Festive House Band
6:20pm – Christmas Lights Switch On
6:30pm – Gifty Louise
7pm – Loney

Festive Fun and Entertainment

There are so many things to see and do in Exeter this Christmas from panto to carol singing, we’ve put together the ultimate what’s on list.

Click here to find out more

Go shopping in Exeter this Christmas

Many of the shops will be staying open late in the run up to Christmas and on other days immediately before giving shoppers plenty of time to buy all of those all-important Christmas gifts from loved ones.

Exeter’s retail offering includes big name brands, chic boutiques, designer fashions and exciting independent shops, whether you’re after vintage, antique and retro, or modern, mainstream and on-trend, Exeter has it all. With a festive atmosphere, stunning cathedral and Christmas market, it’s easy to see why you would choose to go shopping in Exeter.

To help you find the stores you wish to visit when you come to Exeter this festive season click here

Dining in Exeter

Whatever kind of food or drink takes your fancy, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink in the centre of Exeter this Christmas. Exeter has it all, from award-winning restaurants and quirky cafes to enticing delicatessens and bars.

So take a break from all the shopping and festive fun to sit back and refuel.

To help you find the perfect pit stop when you come to Exeter this festive season click here

Getting here this Christmas

Wherever you’re travelling from this Christmas, Exeter is easy to get to. By road, train or bus there are plenty of ways to get to the city.

For more information on travel into the city including times over the festive period click here

Win this Christmas

This Christmas we are giving you the chance to enter not one but two competitions!

Chocolate lovers dream!

When you visit Exeter this Christmas make sure you take lots of festive photos and tag the In Exeter Facebook page when you share your snaps with your friends. You’ll then be in with a chance of winning a delicious chocolate hamper from Chococo in Gandy Street.

Would you like to win big this Christmas?

We’ve teamed up with retailers across the city to offer you the chance to win a selection of fantastic prizes worth £250! Click here to enter




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