2017 Christmas Markets and Events in Devon October 04, 2017 17:00 4 Comments

Note - we'll add more 2017 Christmas event dates as they're released.

Devon is bursting with Christmas events and activities, from meeting Santa, Christmas shopping or watching the magic of a Christmas light switch on. There is plenty going on in Devon to entertain the whole family. Christmas markets and late night shopping where you can enjoy an assortment of craft stalls, local food and drink and entertainment are becoming more and more popular each year. It shouldn’t be hard to find a Christmas market nearby and its bound to get you in the festive mood.

Christmas markets in Devon 2015

If you want some Christmas fun, ideas for things to do with the whole family or inspiration on the best markets or last minute shopping locations, we’ve listed all the events taking place throughout Christmas 2017 in Devon. As we find out about more Christmas markets and events during the season, we’ll add to this list so please contact us if you’d like your event to be included.

And if you’re looking to send a loved one a true taste of Devon this year, don’t forget our delicious Christmas Devon food hampers

2017 Christmas lights switch on throughout Devon

  • Torquay Christmas lights were cancelled last year, 2017 lights tbc - the Winter carnival on 18 November is still going ahead.
  • 16 November - Plymouth Christmas lights switch-on (takes place on the Piazza from 4pm)
  • 16 November – Exeter Christmas lights switch-on (4pm - 8pm Princesshay)
  • 19 November - Barnstaple Christmas lights switch on (lantern parade leaving the Pannier market at 5pm heading off to the square for the lights switch on)
  • 25 November - Newton Abbot Christmas lights switch-on (5.30pm Clock Tower)
  • 1 December - Tavistock Christmas lights switch-on (5.45pm)
  • tbc December - usually 4.30pm – 6.00pm - Dawlish Christmas Lights Switch on
  • tbc December - usually 3pm - 6pm - Bovey Tracey’s Christmas Lights Switch on

2017 Christmas markets, food and craft fairs in Devon

  • 2 November - Powderham Michaelmas Fair - Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter 10am-3pm
  • 11 November – Tavistock Warm up to Christmas market – Tavistock Town Hall 10am-4pm
  • tbc November - Grosvenor Christmas Craft Fair - Grosvenor Hotel, Torquay 11am-4pm
  • 10/11 November - Hannahs Christmas Fayre – Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot
  • 16 November to 17 December – Exeter Christmas Market - Cathedral Green, Exeter
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  • 25 November 10am-4pm - Totnes Christmas Market 2017 - Totnes Civic Hall, Market Square, High Street, TQ9 5SG
  • 1 December - Dickensian Evening, Tavistock
  • 18 & 19 November - Saltram Christmas Festival (Craft), Saltram Estate 10am-4pm
  • tbc - Exeter Christmas Market in Fore Street
  • 24 - 26 November - RHS Rosemoor Christmas Craft and Design Fair
  • 30 November to 21 December – Plymouth Christmas Market City Centre
  • 30 November to 23 December - Exeter Christmas Market in Castle Street (Thursday's 9am-9pm, Friday/Saturday 9am-5pm )
  • 1 December 5-8pm - Sidmouth Shopping Evening and Christmas Fayre (2016 details)
  • tbc December - Dawlish Christmas Lights Switch on (Fri), Family Day (Sat) and Christmas Market (Sun)
  • 2 December - Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas
  • 3 December - RHS Rosemoor Christmas Food Fair
  • tbc December - A Dickens Of A Christmas Fair, Sherwell Valley Primary School Grounds, Hawkins Avenue, Torquay
  • tbc December - 3pm - 6pm - Bovey Tracey’s Christmas Lights Switch on and Street Fayre - see comments below for more info
  • tbc December - St Marychurch Christmas Street Party (Midday until 7.30pm, St Marychruch Precinct)
  • 9, 10, 16 & 17 December - Christmas Market at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, West Devon
  • 17 December 10am-1pm - Crediton Christmas Farmers Market -The Square, Crediton

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Other Christmas events in Devon during winter 2017

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Late night shopping in Devon this season

  • Totnes late night shopping – Tuesday evenings until 9.30pm on 5, 12 & 19 December
  • Exeter late night shopping – Every Thursday evening from 23 November
  • Plymouth late night shopping - Every Thursday evening

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Previous Christmas Events that we can't find any details on and may not be on this year:

  • Plymouth Outside Ice Rink
  • Christmas Market at Royal William Yard, Plymouth
  • Teignmouth Christmas Market - Richard Newton Hall, Teignmouth