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Christmas markets in Devon 2021

Christmas markets in Devon 2021

Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at one of the many Christmas markets in Devon this year. In this festive guide I’m sharing where to pick up unique gifts, enjoy winter treats and soak up all the sparkle this season can offer.

You might also like to check out my guide to Christmas days out in Devon to find the best places to meet Santa, Christmas events at family attractions, winter wonderlands and festive illuminations.

Events in 2021 are subject to change. I’ve provided links to more information for each event. Please check these and with event organisers for the latest updates and timings.

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Devon Christmas markets happening this year

Here’s the Christmas markets happening around the county:

Christmas markets in East Devon

Exeter Christmas Market 2021 – 18 November to 18 December 2021

Child eating sweet treat at Christmas market in Devon

What’s on

Located in the heart of the city at Cathedral Green Exeter’s Christmas Market is the ultimate Christmas destination for shoppers and tourists. 

This year there will be Bavarian-style chalets offering global cuisine, pop-up bars, local traders and craftspeople selling unique gifts and decorations  – all accompanied by a programme of live entertainment.

Where

Exeter Cathedral Green, EX1 1HS

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Exeter Christmas Market

Christmas Shopping Fayre at Westpoint, Exeter – 26 to 28 November 2021

What’s on

Browse through a diverse range of exhibitors’ stalls who transform Westpoint into an Aladdin’s cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items.

There’s also music, the entertainment and a free Santa’s grotto.

Where

Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

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Christmas Shopping Fayre

Christmas at Connaught – 7 to 12 December, 2021

Connaught Gardens illuminations

What’s on

Visit Connaught Gardens in the coastal town of Sidmouth this December for an illuminating Christmas experience.

There will be an illuminated trail through the gardens high on the clifftops and an undercover Christmas food and craft village. Here you’ll be tempted by delicious food, mouth-watering drinks and an array of crafty Christmas gift ideas from high quality local makers.

The illuminated gardens are a ticketed event, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out. The Food & Craft Village is non-ticketed so anyone can visit and appreciate the festive atmosphere.

Where

Connaught Gardens, Peak Hill Rd, Sidmouth, EX10 8RU

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Connaught at Christmas

Christmas markets in West Devon

Tavistock Christmas Market 2021 – 6 November 2021

What’s on

Pick up gifts, Christmas cakes, candles and cookware as well as cards, home furnishings and handcrafted decorations from the best local traders in the South West.

Entry is free.

Where

Bedford Square, Tavistock, PL19 0AE

Find out more

Tavistock Christmas Market

Christmas markets in South Devon

Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle – 4 November 2021

What’s on

The yuletide spirit starts early at the home of the Earl of Devon, Powderham Castle. The fair is in aid of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

There will be a wide array of things not found on the high street from jewellery and Christmas puddings to homewares and spirits.

Where

Powderham Castle, Kenton, EX6 8JQ

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Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle

Plymouth Christmas Show 2021 – 20 November 2021

What’s on

There will be festive crafts , gifts, seasonal fashions and decor at this Christmas show in November.

Where

Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PL1 2BJ

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Plymouth Christmas Show

Lanterns, Lights and Luminations in Brixham – 27 November 2021

What’s on

There will be market stalls and much more as part of this popular event in South Devon. Enjoy a magical lantern parade, a firework display, live music, street entertainment, and a Christmas shopping.

Market stalls and entertainment start at 10am, the lantern parade takes place at 5pm, followed at 6pm by the Christmas light switch on, arrival of Santa and fireworks.

This event is free to attend.

Where

Brixham Habour, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW

Find out more

Lanterns, Lights and Luminations

Christmas Gift & Craft Fayre at Pavilions Teignmouth – 27 to 28 November, 2021

A gift wrapped chocolate Santa Claus with red bow on Christmas market stall

What’s on

There will be more than 40 stalls with local crafts and gifts at the Pavilions Christmas event. 

Where

Pavilions, Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG

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Christmas Fayre at Pavillions Teignmouth

Ullacombe Farm Christmas Market – 27 to 28 November 2021

What’s on

As well as festive food and local produce there will be a Father Christmas Experience including Buzzlewicks Emporium and Polar Post Office. Buy tickets from the cafe.

Where

Ullacombe Farm, Haytor Rd, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9LL

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Ullacombe Farm

Dawlish Christmas Street Market – 27 to 28 November 2021

What’s on

Dawlish Christmas street market will follow the town’s light switch on which takes place on 26 November.

There will be a range of stalls as well fun activities on the lawn in the centre of Dawlish. Father Christmas will be making an appearance on Sunday 28 November.

Where

The Strand, Dawlish, EX7 9PW

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Dawlish Christmas Street Market

Christmas Craft Fayre at Lupton House – 27 to 28 November 2021

What’s on

Visit Lupton House at Churston Ferriers near Brixham for its Christmas Fayre. Entry is free. Parking costs £1.

Where

Lupton House, near Brixham, TQ5 0LD

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Lupton House Christmas Fayre

WinterFest Christmas Fair at Torre Abbey – 27 to 29 November 2021

What’s on

WinterFest will return to the Spanish Barn and Torre Abbey house in 2021.

Visitors can browse a range of unique handmade Christmas gifts, as well as indulging in a glass of mulled wine.

Where

Torre Abbey, The King’s Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE

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WinterFest at Torre Abbey

Royal William Yard Christmas markets – 1 to 19 December 2021

What’s on

Royal William Yard is holding a series of weekend and late-night shopping festive markets throughout December, featuring a selection of the region’s most exciting independent artisan traders.

Running from the start of December right through until the weekend before Christmas, shoppers will have the chance to shop, eat, drink and be merry. Both the Sunday-daytime markets and the Wednesday-evening markets will be held inside the iconic Melville building, at the heart of Royal William Yard.

Where

Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3RP.

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Royal William Yard

Plymouth Christmas market – 2 to 19 December, 2021

snowman toy decoration on christmas market

What’s on

Head to the Piazza where you’ll find Plymouth’s Christmas Market. This year there will be an open air festive bar, food and drink, and plenty of artisan gift stalls run by traders from the South West and beyond.

Where

Piazza, Plymouth, PL1 1HH.

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Plymouth Christmas Market

Bovey Tracey Christmas Market – 4 December 2021

What’s on

The market takes place from 3pm to 6pm with gift and craft stalls, street food, mulled wine, kiddie rides and Christmas carols. Father Christmas will also be waiting in his grotto.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at around 4pm.

Where

Fore St, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AD

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Bovey Tracey Christmas Market

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas – 4 December 2021

What’s on

Take a trip to Kingsbridge for a thoroughly festive day with market stalls selling scrumptious hot food and gifts ranging from metal garden ornaments to Salcombe Gin.

Where

Fore Sreet, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PP

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Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas

The Shops at Dartington Christmas Markets – selected dates from 4 to 21 December, 2021

What’s on

Stock up on West Country Christmas goodies and pick up unique gifts for your loved ones during the Christmas markets and late night shopping at Dartington Shops near Totnes.

Late night shopping takes place on 7, 14 and 21 December. The Christmas Market is on the weekends of 4 to 5 December, 11 to 12 December and 18 to 19 December 2021.

Where

The Shops at Dartington, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6TQ

Find out more

Dartington Christmas Fair

Exminster Farmers Market Christmas market

What’s on

Join Exmister Farmer’s Market for a festive edition in Victory Hall. There will be Swedish bread and buns, preserves and foodie gift hampers, baked treats and children’s clothing

The market takes place from 2.30pm to 5pm.

Where

Exminster Victory Hall, Exminster, Exeter, Devon EX6 8DF

Find out more

Exminster Farmers Market

Newton Abbot Good Food Sunday Christmas Food Fair – 12 December 2021

Strawberry biscuits on market table

What’s on

Good Food Sunday will be back at Newton Abbot Racecourse for a day of festive food, gifts and fun.

Where

Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Rd, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AF

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Good Food Sunday

Plymouth Good Food Sunday Christmas Food Fair – 19 December 2021

What’s on

Home Park Stadium will host the last festive Good Food Sunday before Christmas. Expect food, gifts and fun.

Where

Home Park Stadium, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ

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Good Food Sunday

Christmas markets in Mid-Devon

Tiverton Annual Christmas Market – 5 December 2021

What’s on

Find quality West Country crafts, homeware, Christmas wreaths, decorations, and food and drink at this 34th annual Christmas market in 2021.

Where

Tiverton Pannier Market, Fore St, Tiverton, EX16 6NH

Find out more

Tiverton Annual Christmas Market

Christmas markets in North Devon

Christmas Craft and Design Fair, RHS Rosemoor – 26 to 28 November, 2021

What’s on

Meet some of the best crafters in the South West and get your Christmas shopping done before the December rush.

There will be luxurious bath and body lotions to intricate handmade jewellery, and some sweet delights.

Normal garden entry prices apply.

Where

RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, EX38 8PH

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RHS Rosemoor

Combe Christmas Market – 27 to 28 November 2021

What’s on

The Landmark Theatre is hostingthe Combe Christmas Artisan Christmas Market with lots of fun, games and stalls.

Where

Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ.

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Combe Christmas

Christmas markets at South Molton Pannier Market – selected dates 28 November to 17 December 2021

What’s on

There will be a range of yuletide shopping opportunities happening at South Molton’s pannier market in the run up to Christmas.

Enjoy festive food and drink on 28 November, a Christmas flea market on 12 December and late night shopping on Friday 3, 10 and 17 December.

Where

South Molton Pannier Market, Broad St, South Molton EX36 3AB.

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South Molton Pannier Market

Barnstaple Christmas Fayre – 2 December 2021

What’s on

As well as stall selling crafts and festive food and drink, there will be a chance to see Father Christmas and his Elves. Enjoy Carols from the Mayor and Councillors, and local Male Voice Choir and Ladies Voice Choir.

Where

Barnstaple Pannier Market, Butchers Row, Barnstaple, EX31 1SY.

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Barnstaple Christmas Fayre

Christmas Celebration Craft Fair, RHS Rosemoor – 3 to 5 December 2021

What’s on

Find unique gifts made by the best crafters in the West Country.

Normal garden entry prices apply.

Where

RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, EX38 8PH

Find out more

RHS Rosemoor

Christmas Market at The Big Sheep – 4, 11 and 18 December 2021

What’s on

The BIG Sheep at Bideford is where you’ll find the South West’s biggest Christmas market. There will be free range turkeys, organic meats, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, fresh fish and Christmas trees to name just a few of foodie delights delights.

Entry is free on three dates in December.

Where

The BIG Sheep, Abbotsham Rd, Bideford, EX39 5AP

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The BIG Sheep Christmas Market

Affinity Christmas Market 202113 and 14 December 2021

What’s on

Head to Affinity Devon Shopping Centre for a traditional Christmas Market alongside big name brand outlets.

At the market you’ll find more than 40 Christmas-themed stalls, music, entertainment and a festive Gnome trail.

Where

Clovelly Rd, Bideford EX39 3QU

Find out more

Affinity Christmas Market

If you know of a confirmed Christmas market that’s not included in this list let me know. It’s free to be added to this guide.

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