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Christmas Shopping Fayre 26-28 November Westpoint Exeter

Christmas Shopping Fayre

Event Date: 
26/11/2021 - 9:00am to 28/11/2021 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Westpoint, Exeter

3 fun-packed days of festive shopping, all under one roof! Let’s celebrate - it’s back! This year’s Christmas Shopping Fayre takes place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November at Westpoint, Exeter. It’s the 25th Fayre so it’s actually a double celebration!

You'll enjoy browsing around hundreds of stalls displaying thousands of new lines and amazing seasonal offers! There will be a diverse mix of exhibitors, from importers, manufacturers and wholesalers with exciting new ranges, to dozens of talented local craftspeople. Whoever you’re shopping for, including yourself!, there’s...

Devonians encouraged to share festive cheer with elderly

Devonians encouraged to share festive cheer with elderly

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 12/15/2020 - 4:11pm

DEVONIANS are being encouraged by a care provider in the county to spread some festive cheer this Christmas among any elderly and vulnerable neighbours or relatives they might have (December 2020).

Christmas can be a bleak time for anyone living alone and Guardian Homecare, which provides care in south Devon, is asking people to check on relatives and neighbours.

Catherine Porter, Manager for the care provider, said: “Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family, but there are some people out there, our service users included, that do not have many, if any,...

Christmas dinners with a difference…

Christmas dinners with a difference…

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Tue, 12/24/2019 - 8:03am

Animals at Paignton Zoo will be getting their own festive dinners this Christmas – but you may not find them quite as appetising as your own…

So what’s on the menu? Well, the big cats could get a whole turkey, complete with feathers and entrails. Curator of Mammals Lisa Britton said: “It’s all good roughage, the bones, everything. It’s the sort of carcass they’d be eating in the wild.”

Ferocious carnivores tearing into meat may or may not remind you of your own Christmas lunch.

Meanwhile, Alfie Junior the Southern cassowary has a Christmas dinner, too – including...

Festive food fun with Santa

Festive food fun with Santa

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:41am

They say you shouldn’t play with your food – but at Living Coasts this Christmas, that’s exactly what kids are being encouraged to do.

The coastal zoo’s Breakfast with Santa event features food, presents – and penguins.

Living Coasts spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “Children get a pancake to decorate. They can choose from things like banana, strawberries, chocolate drops, cream and syrup – they can draw a snowman or a penguin or Santa Claus himself – or they can just pile it all on and eat it!”

Santa will personally give every child a present, and then – as this is...

guided bird watching cruise

Festive Special River Cruise

Event Date: 
16/11/2019 - 11:00am to 02/12/2020 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Stuart Line Cruises

Take time out of the busy festive season to sit back, relax and enjoy Christmas in Devon on the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe. Our festively decorated boats have covered and heated lower decks, with cosy blankets, plenty of fresh air and great views on our upper outside deck. You will have a warm welcome with a glass of proper homemade mulled wine and a tasty warmed minced pie to enjoy whilst you sit back and take a breather from the busy Christmas season.

Sailing through December and January – all the way through the Christmas and New Year period – with live,...

Princesshay captures Christmas magic at late night shopping experiences

Princesshay has announced five top street performance acts to appear at its late-night shopping Thursdays.

The illuminated entertainment will bring the centre to life with jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics from Heliosphere and the incredible light-up drummers, Spark.

The festivities kick off on the first of the late night shopping events on Thursday 22nd November. The full line up is as follows:

  • Thursday 22nd November - Heliosphere, a suspending balletic aerialist flying high on a gravitating giant balloon, performing in Princesshay square at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
  • ...

Christmas camaraderie and 15 naked men

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:29pm

Christmas is a time of year when we all get involved with certain traditions. Hanging the mistletoe, brussels sprouts, mince pies, Christmas trees, office parties, so the list goes on…. And it’s no different for retired police officer Barry Frost, 59, from Exeter. However one of Barry’s festive traditions is a tad more unusual than most.

For the last 14 years Barry has gathered a group of colleagues and friends together who take off their clothes in the great outdoors to feature on the front of Barry’s light-hearted Christmas cards.

In the past these cards have been for...

Buy handmade for Christmas at Devon Guild's 'MAKE' exhibition

It's getting just a little bit close to the C-word, and as the Guild's annual Christmas craft show opens next Friday, staff are already delighting in the handmade exhibits flooding in, ready for display in their gallery.

MAKE is the popular annual selling exhibition which heralds winter and the festive season. Bovey's gallery will showcase the best contemporary craftwork from over 50 UK-based designer-makers. If shoppers want to avoide the busy and sometimes bland highstreet they can visit MAKE every weekend and up til Christmas Eve to browse and buy something a little different...

Princesshay announces festive line-up of Christmas events

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 5:01pm

Princesshay is marking its 10th Christmas in Exeter creating a truly festive atmosphere with Christmas lights, live festive performances and even granting Christmas wishes.

The festivities will start in Princesshay Square on Thursday 16th November from 4pm – 7.30pm, as Exeter BID presents the annual Christmas Lights Switch On and officially begin the Christmas countdown. The evening’s line-up includes a performance of traditional carols from a local school, followed by live music and festive entertainment. Alongside the Christmas lights, visitors can see Princesshay’s very own...

Early Christmas for Bluebird Care customers

Forty Customers from the award winning homecare agency enjoyed a three course lunch and entertainment at the Broadclyst Victory Hall and raised over £70 for AgeUK.

Bluebird Care Exeter, an award winning home care provider hosted their annual customer Christmas lunch on Monday 21st December 2015. Customers enjoyed a three course meal, prepared and served by the agency’s passionate office team and were entertained whilst they ate by a local choir singing traditional Christmas carols.

Bluebird Care Exeter invited their customers to bring along family, loved ones and friends...

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