Exe-Mas Wonderland at Westpoint

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

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...

Handpick your perfect Christmas tree at Cotley Christmas Tree Farm

Enjoy a magical start to your Christmas festivities with an exciting trip to Cotley Christmas Tree Farm's exclusive choose a tree weekend, providing a glimpse at the farm ahead of the official opening on Saturday 25 November - and the opportunity to handpick your very own homegrown Christmas tree in the field.

"We are so excited to be hosting our first exclusive Cotley Christmas Tree Farm weekend, where families and couples can physically choose the tree they'd like to be cut down, ready for collection at their convenience," says Helen Bowker, owner and farmer at Cotley Christmas...

Taking the stress out of Christmas dinner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 12/06/2015 - 11:02am

Christmas is fast approaching, and as ever looks set to be a busy and potentially stressful time.

While 43% of people feel that buying presents is the main worry at Christmas, cooking Christmas dinner comes second along with family arguments!

That’s not surprising, considering that nearly a third of people will be eating Christmas dinner with more than seven guests and nearly half will spend over five hours preparing and cooking the festive meal.

If you’re worried about the fast-approaching festive season, one thing you definitely don’t want to add to your concerns...

Exeter Christmas Market returns

This year's Exeter Christmas Market will run from Thursday 19 November until Saturday 19 December.

The Cathedral Green will be brought to life by the market, with stalls offering unique, handmade and unusual gifts, decorations and food items – everything needed for a perfect Christmas celebration and to create a real Christmas buzz at the heart of the city.

There will be more than 50 traders this year with a good mix of local and international traders. Roast Hog, Belgian chocolates, Baklava, crepes, speciality cheeses and meats from across the continent will be on offer,...

Christmas Shopping Fayre 2015

Event Date: 
27/11/2015 - 9:30am to 29/11/2015 - 5:30pm
Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

3 fun-packed days of festive shopping, all under one roof! Join us for our 20th anniversary fayre - it'll be the best one ever!

Every year exhibitors come from far and wide to transform Westpoint into an Aladdin's cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items. It's a magical few days and we know they enjoy the Shopping Fayre as much as our many thousands of regular visitors.

This will be our 20th anniversary Christmas Shopping Fayre and we're going to make it memorable - an amazing Christmas spectacular, will you be joining us? Whether it's as a new exhibitor...

Exeter Christmas Market

Event Date: 
20/11/2014 - 10:00am to 20/12/2014 - 9:00pm
Cathedral Green, Exeter

This year's Christmas Market will run from Thursday 20 November until Saturday 20th December.

The Cathedral Green, at the heart of the city centre, will be brought to life by the Market, with stalls offering unique, handmade and unusual gifts, decorations and food items – everything needed for a perfect Christmas celebration and to create a real Christmas buzz at the heart of the city.

The Exeter Christmas Market will represent the best of what Britain, the South West and the rest of Europe has to offer – with a mix of great food, excellent crafts, unique gifts and...

Ten Reasons it Has to be Devon Fizz for Xmas

Authored by yearlstone
Posted: Mon, 12/02/2013 - 9:09am

By Yearlstone's Roger White

In the words of the UK’s leading wine magazine Decanter “The message for wine drinkers is simple. If you have the money to buy Champagne but choose to spend it on English sparkling wine instead you can be confident of getting something at least as good if not better. And you will have the added satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting local grape growers and the local economy."

Don’t believe Decanter? Well how about France’s leading wine magazine La Revue du Vin. It found Yearlstone Vineyard’s Vintage Brut 2006 the 4th best fizz in England...

RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter Xmas Fayre

Event Date: 
23/11/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Clyst St Mary Village Hall

Come along to our Xmas Fayre on Saturday 23 November from 2pm to 4pm at Clyst St Mary Village Hall. http://www.rspca-littlevalley.org.uk

Santas swing into action for Exeter YMCA

So who’s up for some fun festive frolics? Why not join the growing gang of Santa lookalikes shimmying 100ft down the @Renslade offices in central Exeter for Exeter YMCA’s fourth charity Santa Abseil, sponsored by Gilbert Stephens. Due to take place on Saturday 7th December, all moneys raised will help the YMCA continue to provide a home to over 40 young people and the support that they need to see a brighter future.

Peter Stephenson, Chief Executive of Exeter YMCA said, “Christmas is a time when many people are looking to give something back to their community. It’s also a time...