festive

Christmas at Killerton: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

The magical world of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is brought to life at Killerton. You can see the house transformed into scenes from the classic fairy-tale. Wrapping up warm to follow the outdoor family trail, take part in activities and see if you can spot the willow reindeer under thousands of twinkling lights.The estate stays open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays in December so you can fall in love with Killerton at dusk. The shop will be selling beautiful gifts, Christmas trees and local produce and the cafe and restaurant will serve up delicious treats. Bring the whole family...

Edgar and the Land of Lost

Event Date: 
16/12/2014 - 7:00pm to 10/01/2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
The Bike Shed Theatre Exeter

This festive season from Tuesday 16th December to Saturday 10th January, The Bike Shed Theatre, in Exeter’s Fore Street, will be transformed into an extraordinary kingdom, filled with magic and mystery - The Land of Lost. The perfect show for all the family, Edgar and the Land of Lost is an original Bike Shed Theatre and Wardrobe Ensemble production with family of three tickets available at just £25.

Join lonely, sensible, grumpy Edgar and adventurous, unruly Peewee as the unlikely pair travel through the imposing doors of lost property in sleepy Winton town - into the undiscovered...

Hotel team don Christmas jumpers for charity

This Friday the nation will be swept with festive fever for Save The Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day.

The team at The Magdalen Chapter will be wrapping up in festive knitwear and donating to the cause. Hotel guests also wearing a Christmas jumper on Friday will be treated to a free mince pie with every hot drink throughout the day.

Hotel General Manager Fiona Moores said: “We are excited to be embracing National Christmas Jumper Day and raising money for this great charity. Ebola is at the forefront of everyone’s mind this Christmas...

Festive fun at Cotley Farm

To celebrate the start of Christmas and the opening of a brand new Christmas tree site in Exeter, Cotley Farm Christmas Trees are having a special Charity Christmas Tree Event on Sunday 7 December.

Cotley Farm Christmas Trees will be providing high quality non-drop Christmas Trees just 10 minutes from the centre of Exeter throughout December.

Join Cotley Farm Christmas Trees on 7 December from 10am until 5pm at their Exeter site, Matford Home Farm, EX2 8XT for a Charity Christmas Tree Event in support of local charity Hospiscare.

There will be real Reindeer to meet...

Charity Christmas Tree Event in Exeter

Event Date: 
07/12/2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Matford Home Farm, Exeter, EX2 8XT

This year Cotley Farm Christmas Trees will be available at a brand new Exeter site, just 10 minutes from the city centre.

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of the new site on December 7th in support of local charity Hospiscare.

Bring the family along and choose your high-quality non-drop Christmas Tree. Meet, feed and stroke real life Reindeer and enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and much more!

Sylvain from Little French Cakes (a runner up for Devon Life Food Awards) will be offering pulled pork baps and falafel burgers as well as Little Pot sauces for gifts...

Christmas tree farm launches in Exeter

Cotley Farm Christmas Trees has been offering high quality Christmas trees in East Devon for the last 10 years and this year they have expanded to offer their trees just 10 minutes from the centre of Exeter at Matford Home Farm.

Traditional, high quality Christmas Trees will be sold at the new central location, Matford Home Farm, next door to the Devon Hotel and beside Parr’s Country Store from 1 December.

Helen and Lester Bowker who grow the trees on their East Devon Farm pride themselves on offering fresh, top quality trees for a more traditional Christmas experience....

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music!

Event Date: 
15/11/2014 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
The XCentre, Commercial Road, Exeter Quay, EX2 4AD

Come along and join in the fun at our first cinema event at the XCentre. We will be kicking-off a year –long programme of film screenings with a sing-a-long version of the family classic, The Sound of Music on Saturday 15 November.

This event is perfectly timed to help you get into the Christmas spirit with this festive favourite.

So, if you and your family love nothing more than warbling along to a film musical or dressing up in a whimple, then this is the event for you.

Fancy dress is welcome and there will be a prize for the best dressed!

Tickets cost £5...

Sing-a-Long to the Sound of Music!

Event Date: 
15/11/2014 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
The XCentre, Commercial Road, Exeter Quay, EX2 4AD

Come along and join in the fun at our first cinema event at the XCentre. We will be kicking-off a year –long programme of film screenings with a sing-a-long version of the family classic, The Sound of Music on Saturday 15th November.

Taking place in mid-November, this event is perfectly timed to help you get into the Christmas spirit with this festive favourite. So, if you and your family love nothing more than warbling along to a film musical or dressing up in a whimple, then this is the event for you!

Tickets cost £5 for adults or £3 for children, or £15 for a family...

St James' Park packed for Christmas carols

Authored by lamorna
Posted: Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:24pm

This Monday (9th December) saw a wonderfully festive celebration in St James' Park.

It promised to be one of the UK’s biggest carol services, transforming the home of Exeter’s football club into a hub of festive cheer.

The stadium filled up in a matter of minutes, as more than 3,500 locals and students flocked to sing a selection of traditional carols and hear about the meaning of Christmas. It was a real joy to see so many people, of all ages, wrapped up and enjoying themselves (and the free mince pies)!

The concert marked the 10th anniversary of the Evangelical...

Christmas Shopping Fayre

Event Date: 
29/11/2013 - 9:30am to 01/12/2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Why not take the pressure out of Christmas this year by doing all your festive shopping in one go at the annual “Christmas Shopping Fayre” at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena . With over 300 stands with 1000's of outstanding seasonal offers you will receive a greater choice of exciting gift ideas than in a high street full of shops.

For three fun-packed days Westpoint hosts an amazing range of retailers, manufacturers, craftspeople, wholesalers and importers from far and wide who transform the vast 4,500sq m hall into an Aladdin’s cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items...

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