On the 22nd of November, Gandy Street Traders will once again take to the cobbled street,
spilling out onto stalls to welcome shoppers to an evening of Festive Fun and this year looks to
be bigger and better than ever as Gandy Street’s Countdown to Christmas starts the season off
with a spectacular Christmas party.
Shoppers can expect a winter wonderland with all kinds of treats, fudge and chocolate samples;
prosecco, mince pies and mulled wine, cider and gin, not to mention offers and promotions up
and down the street.
There will be SNOW, a children’s craft workshop, street musicians from
MIDI – Music In Devon Initiative, a choir, a return of the wonderfully endearing Victorian Fairy,
Betty Twinkle on her giant Robin and Oz Symons Man of Magic performing as a Magical Santa!
New for this year, will be a Santa’s Grotto in Coolings’’ Cellar bar and the not to be missed
chance to see inside one of Gandy Street’s historic listed buildings, The Freemasons’ Hall,
including the masonic lodge room. The open evening will be sponsored by Semper Fidelis
Lodge and free entry (via the Gandy St entrance) will be from 6pm – 8pm.
There will also be a Charity Tombola with an exceptional array of prizes, donated by the
businesses and mini massages to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. Keep an eye
on the Gandy Street Exeter Facebook page and the website to see what
is up for grabs!
This event is funded by InExeter and the Gandy Street businesses in order to showcase this
special street with its eclectic and artisan independents and this year we will be joined by some
amazing stores from Queen Street. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate and thank our wonderful
customers and see in the festive period together, with a Christmas extravaganza!