Exeter, InExeter, Christmas

Stagecoach and InExeter team up to spread a little Christmas cheer

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:15pm

Local bus operator Stagecoach South West is working in partnership with InExeter, the business improvement districts to offer one lucky family a fabulous festive giveaway.

The lucky winner will receive a £250 Independent Gift Card that can be spent in over 90 city centre independent shops, restaurants or salons; travel for a family of 5 for a weekend and a meal for your family at one of the funkiest restaurants in town, Eat the Bird.

The partnership hopes to encourage locals back to Exeter to support the variety and diversity of local independents. Take the opportunity...

Topsham reopens for business with a host of Christmas crackers

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 3:34pm

Topsham’s shops of course re-open for business this week as lockdown ends and Christmas begins - and the town is bouncing back with a vengeance.

With over 40 independent retailers and dozens more local businesses of all kinds, there’s plenty for the most discerning buyer of Christmas presents, and to make it as safe and easy as possible the town has a Shopping Three Ways initiative.

This means you can visit a shop yourself, or check out their online store, or drop an email and arrange a delivery or pick-up at your convenience - all details are on the Love Topsham website...


Jingle Bill’s – Bill’s Exeter decks the halls and lights up the nation’s Christmas spirits this year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 1:19pm

This Christmas, Bill’s Restaurant & Bar is lighting up the nation with Jingle Bill’s, an exciting array of Christmas delights that will bring Christmas back into colour from Wednesday, 2 December.

Guests can soak up the Christmas spirit and marvel at Bill’s Exeter colourful neon-inspired installation whilst indulging in a selection of bespoke Christmas cocktails and special dishes not to be missed.

Mixed by Bill’s creative Bar team, Bill’s Exeter has created a collection of festive concoctions, including a a Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini, a Stars & Spice Gin...

Charity tree festival and donation hub launches in Princesshay

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2020 - 8:54pm

A donation hub has been set up for the first time in Princesshay as part of its Christmas 2020 charitable initiatives. The Giving Hub will occupy a unit on Roman Walk and will be collecting specific donations to support people who are homeless or vulnerably housed this Christmas.

Princesshay is working with the Exeter Homelessness Partnership to deliver the scheme.

The hub will open Thursday 3rd December and will operate until the 16th January on Roman Walk on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday, collecting items such as winter coats, sleeping bags, boots and some other...

Exe-Mas Wonderland at Westpoint

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/25/2020 - 5:49pm

A spectacular drive-through winter wonderland is coming to Exeter’s Westpoint Indoor Arena this Christmas.

Local business, Re:Fuel, will be creating the unique experience for families from all over the South West to enjoy. The company, well known for their “cars and coffee” style events in the South West, has had to close for most of the year due to Covid-19. So, they decided, rather than using the furlough scheme this Christmas, to use their event skills to spread some much-needed Christmas spirit and raise some money for a local charity. The ticket profits will go to the Exeter...

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Cards for Good Causes reopens shop in Exeter

Authored by Keith Busfield
Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:00pm

The Cards for Good Causes Shop in Exeter has raised over £250,000 for charities in the past three years . Popping in to Cathedral Close to buy Christmas cards for friends and family has become a local tradition for so many people. It’s been one of the biggest charity card shops in the UK. This year though has been a challenge with the shop being unable to open.

As lockdown hopefully ends, Cards for Good Causes is to open the doors to a new shop on 3rd December in 6 Paris Street. Strict social distancing and all Covid-19 precautions will be in place to keep everyone safe. There...

Virtual Christmas Market

Visit Exeter launches Virtual Christmas Market

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 11/19/2020 - 3:21pm

Visit Exeter have launched their first ever Virtual Christmas Market.

The aim of the initiative is to promote local businesses online in the run up to Christmas, during England’s second national lockdown.

“Traditionally, this is the busiest time of the year for many of the businesses taking part, so that’s why it’s so important for people to support the Virtual Christmas Market during these difficult times,” said Cllr Ollie Pearson, Lead Councillor for City Centre and Corporate Services.

Included on the website are links to the online shops of Exeter retailers,...

497 incidents in Devon last Christmas, as RSPCA braces for toughest year yet

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/18/2020 - 9:39pm

Charity launches new Christmas campaign - Join the Christmas Rescue - as it reveals it took in more than 7000 animals last winter and received more than 2000 calls about cruelty and neglect a day

The RSPCA is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected.

Last Christmas Day, the charity received more than 950 calls, the highest number since 2013 and it received 63,000 calls throughout December, or 2,000 a day, making it the busiest Christmas...

Stuart Line Cruises

Festive Special River Cruise

Event Date: 
24/12/2020 - 11:00am to 01/01/2021 - 2:15pm
River Exe, Exeter

‘Tis the season to be jolly aboard our festively decorated, modern vessels! Hop aboard this holiday season for a warming River Exe cruise with an informative live commentary from the Skipper, detailing the history, beauty and wildlife of the Exe Estuary and surrounding areas. Homemade mulled wine and a warm, locally produced mince pie included.

Dates and times

Thursday 24th December: 11:00, 12:30 & 14:15

Friday 25th December: 10:45

Saturday 26th December: 14:15

Sunday 27th December: 14:15

Monday 28th December: 12:30 & 14:15...

Devon Air Ambulance invites supporters to share Christmas wishes and festive messages

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:13pm

During the year Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) receives many messages of thanks and appreciation for their aircrew and medical teams, not just from grateful patients, but also from the friends and family members of those that needed theservice. As part of the 2020 There to Care Christmas Appeal, DAA is inviting supporters toleave a Christmas wish or a festive message for loved ones. These may be special friends, family members or their crew, just to show them you care this Christmas.

By pledging just £3 to the appeal, your Christmas wish or festive message will be tied to their...