This is Exeter's first ever Etsy Made Local market. Taking place at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, it is part of a national event that will see the biggest regional spread of markets across the UK take part. In total 54 cities across the UK will celebrate the makers, designers and collectors that sell on Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. It’s about encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifting and connecting them to more than 40 South West Devon based makers and designers.
As the nights draw in and Christmas Decorations start to appear all around Exeter, Gandy Street’s Countdown to Christmas will start the season off with a spectacular Christmas Party.
On 22nd 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.
SHOPPERS in Exeter city centre this December will be treated to a one-off musical and theatrical spectacular – all to raise awareness of youth homelessness.
Exeter-based charity Community Housing Aid is raising the profile of youth homelessness this Christmas through its project, Nightstop Devon, and in partnership with Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre and Urban Flow Street Dance.
Chudleigh’s Christmas season kicks off on Thursday 3rd December with a Christmas Fayre in the Town Centre, organised by the Chudfest committee in partnership with Chudleigh Town Council. There are still a few details to confirm, but hopefully there’s enough information here to encourage you to come along on the night and join in. For updates and reminders, keep an eye on the Chudfest website and Facebook Page.
We are delighted that Chudfest Patron, Judi Spiers will be joining Father Christmas and our 2015 Carnival Royalty to lead the Parade and switch on the Christmas Lights.
A welcoming lady who works in Hyde + Seek was telling me about how very few students find the quirky little shop during their first year of university as it is tucked away off the main high street. As she was saying this I realised – that’s exactly me. Now in my second year, I have only just discovered what I am sure will become one of my favourite shops in Exeter.
Discover the fairy tale story of The Nutcracker through sparkling displays and decorations around the atmospheric house tucked away in the Devonshire countryside. Let your imagination run wild and spot glittering nutcrackers, giant overflowing boxes of sweets and flower garlands undulating from high ceilings. Do not miss the last chance to glimpse our Nature of Fashion exhibition before the New Year and come and meet Father Christmas in his traditional Victorian green on selected days as he visits Killerton to experience the magic of Christmas.
A zoo might not be the first place you think of when it comes to Christmas shopping, but the Living World shop at Paignton Zoo is brimming with Fair Trade products, quality ethical gifts and the sort of quirky local items that make great Christmas gifts. Plus, you don't need to pay Zoo entry to browse and there’s plenty of free car parking!